Share Market

UNDER THE RADAR

Onthehouse holds on to its potential but needs a white knight

Richard Hemming Shares in website owner and real estate services group Onthehouse have more than quadrupled since listing in August last year.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Turns out greed not that good after all

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Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Stockbrokers' child or small European nation - the culture of easy credit has got us all into a world of trouble.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Netflix and the war for the living room

Netflix and its kin are set to upset the pie cart.

Scott Phillips In entertainment, as in most areas of business, it's the disrupters who nearly always win.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Our best resource stock sells … blood

CSL's  plasma therapies are medical necessities.

Graham Witcomb Significant economies of scale, steady growth and a clean balance sheet make CSL one of Australia's best businesses,

MOTLEY FOOL

Shares: What are you really buying?

Scott Phillips Don't let the so-called ''experts'' tell you it's too hard.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Flawed model is Metcash's Achilles heel

John Addis Grocery wholesaler's shares slumped last week. Sadly, the pain is only just beginning.

UNDER THE RADAR

2B or not 2B? Questions swirl around graphite investing

Graphite is the one bright spot  in the resources market place.

Richard Hemming Investors looking at the resources market over the past four years haven't had much to cheer about with one exception - graphite.

INVESTING

A war chest for when the price is right

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David Potts

David Potts Warren Buffett has invested in insurer IAG and likes our banks, too. Should you follow his lead?

MOTLEY FOOL

Can I still bank on my bank shares?

 

Scott Phillips As they say, the trend is your friend … until it comes to an end.

GETTING STARTED

Is this the season to think of selling?

David Potts It's where the old adage "sell in May and go away" comes from - June is the worst month for the sharemarket.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Rookies beware: top four sharemarket mistakes

Just because I can cut wood and hammer nails doesn't mean I should build a house.

Marcus Padley Having a smartphone doesn't make you an expert in the sharemarket. Here's four mistakes any rookie can make.

SHAREMARKET

Why women make the best investors

Stock market day trader Mandi Rafsendjani.

David Potts The proof is in - women who trade or invest in the sharemarket do it better than men.

ASSET CHECK

Back to earth with a bump

Daryl Dixon Last week's fall in the Australian sharemarket suggests difficult times lie ahead.

INVESTING

Professional investors lift their exposure to global shares

John Collett.

John Collett Professional investors are lifting their investment in overseas shares and reducing their exposure to Australian shares.

GETTING STARTED

The property boom we had to have

David Potts

David Potts With the lowest lending rates ever, this is the property boom we had to have.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Sculthorpe sale sure to lure its share of stickybeaks

This Chinese gilt bronze figure from the late Ming Dynasty is possibly Mahasthamaprapta, a disciple of Gautama Buddha. Estimate: $8000 to $10,000.

James Cockington Held in the home where Peter Sculthorpe composed most of his music, the auction of his estate is expected to attract a diverse crowd.

HOT STOCK

Spark NZ weakness comes though perception

Spark New Zealand.

A strong share price performance from Spark New Zealand (ASX/NZX, SPK) last year has unwound sharply in 2015, with the stock under-performing the market.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Sticking to a long-term strategy works

Thinking long term is often the secret to successful investing.

Thabojan Rasiah Long-term investing should be easy. However studies around the world have consistently shown that investors don't achieve the returns that are there for the taking.

GETTING STARTED

From backyard to global - where to find the wealth winners

Property versus shares.

David Potts An authoritative report says previously sound investments are moving in the wrong direction.

Changes lead to investment blues

Mark Bouris.

Mark Bouris You'll often hear me ''preaching'' to Australians to get informed about their finances and to learn what the market offers. That's because being informed helps you make good decisions.