Share Market

EVISER

Why most share-trading software is a dud

Richard Livingston The thought of using the skills of a trading expert, via a computer program, can be alluring.

INVESTMENT 101

It's time for equality to arrive for investors

Scott Phillips I've written many, many column inches, trying to encourage people to invest. I truly think that – after looking after your health and your relationships – it's perhaps the most...

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SUPER & FUNDS

Telstra dividend still a good call

John Collett

John Collett BHP Billiton has cut its dividend and there's speculation about the big banks, but Telstra's dividend looks secure.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Share investment: Steps to ease the emotional rollercoaster of a volatile market

James Greenhalgh No one said investing was meant to be easy.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

The number plates that are worth more than cars

James Cockington There are people driving around today with number plates worth more than their cars.

SHARES RACE

Tipsters defy market with strong gains

John Collett: some star performers in week one of the new share race.

John Collett Shares Race kicks off for 2016 with a five-week game.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Seven steps to start investing in shares

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

James Greenhalgh Believe it or not, now is a great time to begin investing in shares.

INSIGHT

No reason for bank shareholders to panic despite low dividend growth

Clancy Yeates The plunge in bank shares may not be as scary as it looks.

WELL HEELED

Finance: How to get comfortable with investing in shares

Melissa Browne If you think investing in the sharemarket is just a form of gambling but know you should learn more about it, read on.

SUPER & FUNDS

Finance and investment: sharemarket fear drives surge in gold price

John Collett The gold price has risen about 20 per cent since the start of this year.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: Don't invest by looking backwards

Scott Phillips  The rear vision mirror isn't for looking forwards - extrapolation from the past can lead investors astray.

Shares Race: the dartboard wins first game of 2016

The Dartboard hit a bullseye with Beach Energy this week

Vanessa Desloires At the end of the five week shares race, it was the dartboard that hit the er, bullseye.

Five things to know from Warren Buffett's letter to investors

Over the past five decades, he has built the Omaha, Nebraska-based company into a sprawling enterprise with a stock portfolio valued at more than $US110 billion and interests in insurance, energy, manufacturing, media, retail and transportation.

Jessica Sier Investing sage Warren Buffett has delivered his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders; those fortunate holders of the $US200,000 stock.

INVESTMENT 101

The real definition of risk for investors

Scott Phillips  Throw away the textbooks: investment risk is not the same as volatility.

THE HONEST BROKER

It's been a rubbish week on financial markets but let's keep perspective

Marcus Padley The slump in market sentiment is getting out of hand.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Motley Fool: Icarus stocks return to Earth

Scott Phillips Flying too high can be dangerous, as companies such as Ansell, A2 Milk and Blackmores are experiencing.

SHARES RACE

Chartist edges out the Dartboard to take lead

John Collett The chartist, Richard Pritchard, has swapped places with the Dartboard to take the lead in week four of the shares race.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Woolworths is still in the wilderness

Scott Phillips Woolworths has a whole host of problems, but its fat margins are at the core of the trouble.

Crisis brewing or beat-up? Earnings season should provide some clues

Clancy Yeates A looming flood of company results should give a clearer picture whether recent market fears are justified.

SUPER & FUNDS

Australian shares world beaters over 100 years

John Collett Australian shares have outperformed the global market over the past century, but local investors still need more exposure to international shares.