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Beware of dodgy property spruikers

Noel Whittaker The property investment industry is virtually regulation-free and until recently it's been open slather, with the investment watchdog powerless to act against property spruikers unless they're...

Investing: While the 'smart money' dithered after Brexit, the market jumped

The calmness of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and new British Prime Minister Theresa May steadied the market after Brexit.

Scott Phillips If you're on the sidelines, waiting for certainty, you have to be both right – and lucky. Just ask those investors who missed the 10 per cent gain in the last month.

How to save the planet and enjoy better investment returns

Roxane Ingleton is active politically and in how she invests.

John Collett Investors who invest ethically are helping their hip-pocket as well as the planet. And it's catching on. What used to be on the fringes of investing is moving mainstream.

'Conscious Capitalism' is good business

Scott Phillips 'Conscious capitalism' represents the best from different approaches to ethical business and combines it with market-beating performance.

Motley Fool: Investing for income in a low-rate world

Scott Phillips Lower rates are wonderful for borrowers, of course, but they're a huge headache for those living from their investments, or those who are pursuing a strategy of reinvesting that income to increase...

Cloud-computing floats chase growth, but there's still money in audio cassettes

Cassette Store Day, started by Jen Long of UK indie label Kissability in 2013, goes global on October 17 with partners in the US, Germany, NZ and Australia.

Alex Hughes US-based National Audio Company proves having a monopoly in a declining industry can be more lucrative than competing in a crowded field in the next growth industry.

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Beware Yanks selling Airbnb shares in the latest scam

In days gone by, scammers would sell the Brooklyn Bridge. Now they have other tricks.

Marcus Padley If someone calls trying to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, you'd run a mile. It's no different if they're offering Airbnb shares instead.

What the Pokemon Go craze tells us about investment

Scott Phillips Nintendo shares soared 70 per cent after the surprise hit of Pokemon Go. What are the lessons for investors on corporate turnarounds?

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Shares Race week 4: digging out a win

Vanessa Desloires It was a great month for share racers, as long as you held mining stocks.


What to do when your share portfolio becomes overweight in one stock

Scott Phillips Owning too much of one share has negative side effects for your financial health, just like being physically overweight does for your health.

Time to look at other property options rather than residential

John Collett With price growth for the housing and apartment market expected to slow and possible price falls in some cities, some investors are opting for non-residential property.


You've saved your money, now what? Understanding 'asset allocation'

Kate Donnelly could be doing more to grow her savings.

John Collett Kate Donnelly has tens of thousands of dollars saved. The problem is the money is held in an online saver and a bank account earning next to nothing.


Motley Fool: Resources are on the rise, is it time to invest?

Scott Phillips There are signs the mining bust is over. Is it time to jump aboard?


Who's the real Woolworths villain?

James Greenhalgh Do you feel sorry for Woolworths' former chief executive Grant O'Brien? You probably don't.


Motley Fool: The next step to a diversified portfolio

Illustration: Simon Letch

Scott Phillips For better or worse, the job of the investment adviser is to help his or her clients get the best outcomes, not to give the most rational advice.


Shares Race Week 3: Stock picking gold

Vanessa Desloires Gold shines again, but its the tiny miners that have stood out this week.


Selling stocks is not 'panic': Brexit could be a tipping point for market fears

Looking at investment fundamentals to determine how to react to Brexit ignores the fact that markets are largely about sentiment.

Marcus Padley The market falls on the back of the Brexit vote have triggered an avalanche of somewhat predictable motherhood statements about why you shouldn't sell your investments.


How the investment industry turns a small fee into a large one

Mitchell Sneddon In finance, the 'F' word is 'fees' if you're a client and 'fun' if you happen to be on the other side of the fence.


Motley Fool: there is always something to fear - but don't

If you had perfect foresight, you'd be able to pick the next Lotto numbers.

Scott Phillips Pessimism sounds smart but track record trumps all, writes Scott Phillips.


A disappointing end to the financial year

Daryl Dixon What a difference just a week has made to the 2015-16 financial year superannuation fund returns.