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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.

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.

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.

How to deal with financial volatility and emotional turmoil after Trump upset

A man holds an American flag upside down as he stands with others in San Diego, to protest Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Australian investors and super fund members should prepare for volatility.

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Motley Fool: Last roll of the dice for Tatts and Tabcorp

The Tabcorp-Tatts deal is smart, but the outcome is far from guaranteed.

Scott Phillips There are no shortage of gamblers. But growth is hard to come by.

How the average person's wealth doubles from about age 30 to 40

The average person's wealth doubles from when they're in the 25-34 age bracket to a decade later.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon The greatest wealth divide is between those just starting out, and their 35-plus, established selves. Beyond that, the growth in your bottom line is slow and steady.

Motley Fool: The lessons we haven't learnt from the GFC

The Big Short: Steve Eisman's character was portrayed by Hollywood actor Steve Carell.

Scott Phillips Watching The Big Short is a sobering experience. Here's what it can teach us.

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.

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.

Six ways to become a better investor through entertainment

John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.

Chris Brycki The summer holidays are the best time to make good on all the New Year's resolutions you've ever made to get "better at" money and investing.

Motley Fool: The lucky country for investors

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Scott Phillips Why 2017, like every other year, is shaping up to be a good one.

Five biggest mistakes people make saving for retirement

Gary Stone Saving for retirement is a multi-decade investing venture, even for those approaching retirement.