Share Market

The Motley Fool: the ASX rout was the fall we had to have

Scott Phillips The largest fall of 2017 isn't a surprise – or necessarily even a harbinger.

Why our assumptions, and current share prices, might be wrong

Before the Brexit vote, investors assumed Britain would not vote to leave the EU.

Marcus Padley Assumptions are the root of all major losses. What assumptions are we making today?

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Why housing for the military is a solid investment

Naval officer Scott Palmer and his wife Monica invested in a DHA property after first living in one. Anyone can invest in a DHA home, not just defence personnel.

Ben Hurley If you are worried about nasty surprises, it's worth considering an investment property from Defence Housing Australia.

Medical cannabis stocks are all the rage, but it's a bubble

Smoking is still bad for you, but taking cannabis in oil form can have medicinal value.

Scott Phillips The ASX has gone to pot. Medical cannabis is the only game in town and it's going to end badly.

How to spot a property spruiker

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker When any asset class is booming, the predators arrive.

SHARES RACE

Tipster rides high on cannabis-stock pick

John Collett Kalkine's Hina Chowdhary has shot to the lead in week two of the four-week shares race with her original $10,000 investment in medicinal cannabis stock, AusCann, now worth $21,719.

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?

Motley Fool: Monopolies beware, tech is out to get you

Walmart might be many times the size of the next largest retailer in the US, but it still has well under half of the market share enjoyed by Woolies here in Australia.

Scott Phillips Complacent investors may feel the pain.

The truth about the sharemarket

There's no Smart Money, there's just competent and different levels of dumb, just like in the Jim Carrey movie Dumb and Dumber.

Marcus Padley There are a few things that you won't read in the text books about investment that you probably need to know.

Reshuffling of the ranks as editor widens lead

Money editor Caitlin Fitzsimmons has widened her lead in the three-week Shares Race, with her top pick now worth $16,829.

Motley Fool: Beware the Trump share rally

Scott Phillips Investors are excited about President Trump. But is the market getting ahead of itself?

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.

Ethical investment up-ended by Hunter Hall turmoil

Ziggy and Leeanna Spencer were not interested in an ethical-lite option, they wanted the real deal.

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.

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.