Share Market

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Don't believe a word

Marcus Padley The only way to go is to ignore both the optimists and the pessimists.

DOLLAR DAZZLERS

Check out these dollar dazzlers

Small stocks are often overlooked by the market and present opportunities larger stocks may not.

David Potts Where might you find some dazzling stocks for a dollar or less?

What the Westpac loan hike could cost you

Westpac variable loan customers could pay $63 more a month.

Kate Cowling Home owners with a Westpac variable loan have been encouraged to shop around after a surprise rate rise that could add more than $20,000 to a 30-year loan.

FACT CHECK

Why and how to invest in a Cayman Islands hedge fund

John Collett

John Collett Money checks the facts behind the attack on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over his family investments in the Cayman Islands.

BAD TIMING

'Time in the market' is a slogan, not a strategy

Time is not always on your side.

Richard Livingston The price you pay for a stock is the key to making money from the share market.

HOT STOCK

End of China's explosive growth not end of Incitec Pivot story

Signs are good for a potential share price appreciation.

Andrew Blackmore Prospects for fertiliser and explosives maker hinge on two engines – the US economy and the industrialisation of Asia.

FREE MONEY

What to do with your dividend windfall

The best way to ride a volatile sharemarket is to invest a fixed sum of money at regular intervals.

David Potts Billions of dollars worth of dividends are hitting bank accounts right now, but in a market as choppy as this, what's the best next move?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Bitcoin Group on the block

Bitcoin miners are likely to remain capital-intensive, low-margin businesses.

Andrew Legget One way to invest in Bitcoin is to get in on the ground floor with the IPO of 'Australia's biggest Bitcoin miner'. But it might be a bit risky.

ROBOT WORLD

The power to right investment wrongs

Ron Hodge The right robo advice model can save investors from unbalanced portfolios and subjective bias

PLANNING AHEAD

Share service choice can cost you in the end

Max Newnham The consequences of selecting the wrong share service are made plain after a husband's death.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Swinging bling in vogue again

A selection of items made by Charles de Temple to be sold by Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney on October 20.

James Cockington Jewellery is hot right now as those with some spare cash invest in precious jewels rather than under-performing stocks and shares.

BOUNCING BACK

Make your money mistakes work for you

Even seemingly sweet deals can go wrong.

Barbara Drury Successful investors regard their missteps as valuable learning experiences. You can learn from them too.

YOUR SAY

Don't let your vote go to waste

Meet new friends and influential people at your next AGM.

David Potts If you're a shareholder you'll have been invited to the company AGM. Make sure you go.

Much ado about nothing

Daryl Dixon A small rise in US rates is not a threat to Australian savers and investors, even if it leads to further market gyrations.

Safety nets not always the best way to go

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Catherine Robson

Catherine Robson Inside the enclosure of the net, children take less care and engage in riskier behaviour. This scenario has lots of parallels with investing.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

10 decisions Scott Morrison must make

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has handed new Treasurer Scott Morrison a golden opportunity to leave his mark with sensible decisions to benefit society and our economy.

Scott Phillips New Treasurer can choose political expediency or focus on the long-term interests of the country.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

America beckons for discs with history

A recording of South Pacific from the collection.

James Cockington Woman inherits fabulous collection of old records. But the question is what to do with it - and where to find someone to sell it to.

GLOSS LOST

Market slump hits mums and dads hardest

John Collett

John Collett Small investors have taken a hit with most of the big dividend payers falling behind the broader market over the past year.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Times getting tough? Time to pull plug

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Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Years of indoctrination have led us to believe that the market only ever goes up. It doesn't.

HOT STOCK

Oil Search on the up

Oil Search retained a robust balance sheet for the first half of the year and shareholders were rewarded with a rise in the  interim dividend.

David Lennox The recent result was one of the best around, but what does the future hold for this energy stock?