Share Market

Ethical investment up-ended by Hunter Hall turmoil

John Collett Investors with more than $1 billion between them with deep-green investment manager Hunter Hall, must be wondering what to do after the shock resignation of founder Peter Hall.

Motley Fool: The joy of being average … and the times you should ignore it

Scott Phillips The average has a lot to offer – and to teach us – especially if we're investors.

Tipsters struggle early into the one-year Shares Race

John Collett Welcome to the year-long Shares Race, where 12 tipsters have selected 10 stocks each and their progress will be updated each month.

Does employee ownership make companies more successful?

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Does it make sense to invest in companies with a high level of employee ownership?

Why investors should be sceptical of broker research

Marcus Padley I get regular emails pointing out how bad broker recommendations have been in hindsight.

Gold medal goes to the yellow metal's biggest backer

Gold shines for shares race winner.

John Collett Chartist Richard Pritchard takes line honours at the close of the four-week Shares Race as his decision to back gold pays off.

The beauty of fully franked dividends

Focus on maximising your after-tax income rather than tax minimisation.

Scott Phillips Far too many Australians let the tax "tail" wag the investing dog.

Motley Fool: It's a stock-picker's market and other investment cliches

Anyone can make money in a bull market – but why wouldn't you try to beat the index?

Scott Phillips Watch for loose words designed to part you from your money.

What the averages don't tell you about investing in retail

Marcs and David Lawrence collapsed recently.

Scott Phillips You might have heard the Australian economy is enjoying an unprecedented run of economic good fortune.

Memo to investors in 2017: hedge your equities, and sell your bonds

President-elect Donald Trump's 100-day plan has injected confidence into the sharemarkets.

Jon Horton "Investors are visionaries in some respects – they look beyond the present."

How to claw back the age pension

It's not too late for many retirees to get back some of the age pension.

John Collett Changes to the age pension assets test that took effect from January 1 have seen about 200,000 better-off retirees receiving smaller pension payments.

Growth stock investors jumpy as profit season under way

Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper.  Aconex shares lost 45 per cent of their value in a single day last week.

Marcus Padley How to tell if a stock is going to disappoint.

Motley Fool: How to invest in a Trumpian world

Scott Phillips The rules have changed … or have they?

SHARES RACE

Gold continues to shine for tipsters on back of Trump concerns

John Collett The top three places remain unchanged at the end of week two of the four-week Shares Race, as the themes of the first week continued into the second.

Market volatility not as scary as it seems

Volatility on share markets can be a reminder to make sure you are in the right super fund investment option.

Clancy Yeates With returns from super getting bumpier, it's important for members to make sure they are in the right investment option.

SHARES RACE

Shares Race returns with tipsters backing gold miners in front

Mining services companies are doing well, along with gold miners.

John Collett Tipsters with portfolios loaded up with gold miners and mining services companies have done best in the first week of the four-week Shares Race.

Trump, Brexit and super changes in the mix for 2017

Australian shares may not reproduce the bumper returns of 2016 this year.

John Collett What a year 2016 was. Britons voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump won the US presidential election – and financial markets reacted well to these events.

BetaShares launches 'true to label' ethical ETF

BetaShares launches deep-green exchange traded fund

John Collett Specialist exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, BetaShares, has launched an ETF that gives investors access to a portfolio of the world's leading sustainable and ethical companies in one investment.

What's your big investment idea for 2017?

Marcus Padley As they say in the stockmarket, if you have one good idea a year, it's a good year.

Motley Fool: Investors should focus on the forest, not the trees

Pic: Rob Banks Tossing a 20 cent coin

Scott Phillips Overcome this investment mistake to improve your returns.