Share Market

How to claw back 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.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Three investment lessons from Warren Buffett

Scott Phillips He's worth almost $100 billion - it pays to listen.

Women investors share their success stories

Kaye Rees (right) founder of Trading for Blondes investment club with (left to right) three other members, Leigh Montague, Sue Poon, Cheryl Moseley.

John Collett Women are increasingly building share portfolios by themselves or in groups.

The two trends that have turned reporting season into Results Roulette

Company share prices are experiencing ever-growing volatility post results announcements.

Marcus Padley There are a lot of positive write-ups about the recent results season, but don't be fooled.

Why more women should invest in the sharemarket

Scott Phillips Women, it's time for an investing revolution. Ignore those who say it's not for you.

SHARES RACE

Shares race: Chartist's satellite communications pick goes gangbusters

John Collett Richard Pritchard has stormed ahead in week one of the new four-week Shares Race.

Results season: small investors left behind as mining stocks boom

Small fry: the big stocks favoured by mums and dads have not done so well.

John Collett Many small investors have been hurt because they don't hold the resources companies.

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.

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.

Motley Fool: How to invest in a Trumpian world

Scott Phillips The rules have changed … or have they?

SHARES RACE

Gold continues to shine for tipsters on back of Trump concerns

John Collett The top three places remain unchanged at the end of week two of the four-week Shares Race, as the themes of the first week continued into the second.

Market volatility not as scary as it seems

Volatility on share markets can be a reminder to make sure you are in the right super fund investment option.

Clancy Yeates With returns from super getting bumpier, it's important for members to make sure they are in the right investment option.

SHARES RACE

Shares Race returns with tipsters backing gold miners in front

Mining services companies are doing well, along with gold miners.

John Collett Tipsters with portfolios loaded up with gold miners and mining services companies have done best in the first week of the four-week Shares Race.