Share Market

How to spot a property spruiker

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.

Why investors should be sceptical of broker research

Marcus Padley I get regular emails pointing out how bad broker recommendations have been in hindsight.

'Trading shares is now a poor man's game': how ETFs let you time asset allocation

Marcus Padley The popularity of exchange-traded funds is overstated in Australia, but they play an important role.

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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.

How to deal with financial volatility and emotional turmoil after Trump upset

A man holds an American flag upside down as he stands with others in San Diego, to protest Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Australian investors and super fund members should prepare for volatility.

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Why I changed my superannuation strategy for the US election

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons It's time to tune into the US election. You may not get a vote, but you can prepare - financially at least.

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How to navigate reporting season as an investor

Investors should ignore reporting season hype.

Patrick Garrett As earnings season takes over the business pages, here's a few pointers for investors to consider.

A guide to selling or keeping your shares if the company is being taken over

Scott Phillips If there's a takeover bid for a company you are invested in, you don't need to sell your shares straight away.

SHARES RACE

Shares Race Week One: Profit results heat up competition

Vanessa Desloires The busiest week yet of company profit season gave some Shares Racers a leading edge.

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.

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.