Share Market

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six ways for a girl to get started in investing

John Addis It's never too early to begin and these tips should help get the ball rolling.

TIP OF THE WEEK

If it's in fashion it'll leave you out of pocket

What's in fashion now can easily fall out of favour.

Michael Hutton Following the latest investment fads can cost you in the long term.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Still got some chocolate left? You're in luck

Softie: The ability to delay gratification can put you a step ahead on the investment journey.

Scott Phillips Science proves that the way you treat treats as a kid colours your approach to investment in later life.

HOT STOCK

Australian Bauxite is on a roll with development of Campbell Town mining centre

David Lennox Tasmanian operations are just the start for the aluminium ore producer.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Your bear market survival guide

 

Nathan Bell The best time to plan for a bear market is when things are going well, as they are now.

GETTING STARTED

Why an ETF suits couch potatoes

David Potts

David Potts Exchange traded funds are the first step in for the novice. I’d never leave home without one, frankly.

INSIGHT

Iron ore falls off cliff but markets keep on climbing

The ASX 200 climbing as the price of iron ore tumbles is in contrast to historical trends.

Clancy Yeates What Australia gets paid for its most valuable export has fallen off a cliff, but you wouldn't know it from looking at the share market.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

The Whack-a-Mole world of dividend stripping

Marcus Padley dinkus

Marcus Padley The golden rule of dividend stripping is that you only ever buy a stock for a sustainable dividend.

THE 'HONEST' INVESTOR

Future of super will be in your own hands

Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Before you know it, you'll be able to run your superannuation investments yourself.

COLLECTING

Opportunity for high-end shoppers

Archive vintage fashion store manager Ellana Powell wearing Celine Blue double satin dress, Comme Des Garcons jacket and shoes.

Stephen Crafti Investing in high quality modern designer fashion can be money well spent and some top-end secondhand stores are cornering the market.

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's my super plan now retirement looms?

Thinking of retiring? 
It pays to do your homework first.

George Cochrane I intend to retire this year and have to decide what to do with my superannuation that will complement my part aged pension.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Win from the inside track

Nathan Bell Insiders have more information about a company's prospects than outsiders.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Huge property profits don't always add up

Doubling your money when selling a house is wonderful – but the difference between doubling it in two years and doubling it in 20 years is immense.
Photo Dallas Kilponen

Scott Phillips The gains can look impressive at first but appear less so once you do the sums.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Vintage just got a little younger

A Japanese kimono from the 1950s, selling for $250, and a Comme des Garcon's  wool pinafore designed by Junya Watanabe - price sought $420.

James Cockington Still wearing clothes from the nineties? Lucky you - fashion from this decade is in high demand.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Don't follow the herd - opposite direction could pay off

Following the herd and your herd-driven broker might not bring you the best returns.

Nathan Bell Research finds that swimming against the tide can be rewarding.

MARGIN CALL

Margin lending can lead to capital loss if share prices fall and call on loan is made

It's alluring, but you don't get much wriggle room with margin lending.

Richard Livingston If you want to borrow to buy shares, other avenues might provide a better way to do it.

UNDER THE RADAR

Yowie set for monster US rollout

Richard Hemming Kids' chocolate maker looking to move into major US stores.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

How to get your kids off to a flying start

Scott Phillips Don't let my high school maths teacher's investment advice be in vain.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

RBA's hands tied as property prices go through the roof

The Australian housing market is in the grip of an irrational exuberance.

John Addis If a recession does trigger a property-price crash, it won't be Glenn Stevens' fault.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hidden dangers in the mad dash to better yield

Nathan Bell Beware of investing in companies that raise dividends - their share price may rise but they may not be making any more money.