Share Market

It's a good time to buy Telstra shares: Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Telstra and the banks are major income stocks and they share the same pattern of seasonal peaks and troughs over the past 20 years.

Race winner posts 33 per cent gain with back-to-back wins

John Collett Money reader Mendy Amzalak has ended the four-week Shares Race with one of the most emphatic wins ever.

Motley Fool: What the banking inquiry means for shareholders

Scott Phillips The big bank CEOs seem contrite at the parliamentary inquiry, but the banks are probably safe from real consequences.

Motley Fool: was buying Blue Poles for $1.3m in 1973 a good investment?

Jackson Pollock's 'Blue Poles' is on loan to the Royal Academy of Arts in London for the 'Abstract Expressionism' exhibition.

Scott Phillips The government was mocked for spending $1.3 million on Blue Poles in 1973. It's now worth $350 million. Was it a good investment?

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Nicole helps... a woman who left an abusive ex and wants to rebuild her finances

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Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon has a new column helping fight financial injustice.

An investment lesson reaffirmed over a sandwich

Mitchell Sneddon Contracts for differences let you short companies, but it adds short-term stress to investment decisions.

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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SHARES RACE

Shares Race Week 3: the king of speculation surges ahead

Speculative stocks, including a junior miner, have played well for the shares race leader.

John Collett Money reader Mendy Amzalak is doing it again. He has picked two highly speculative stocks that are coming up trumps.

HotCopper is too hot

The HotCopper site is a sharemarket forum perhaps better known for spruiking and rampant speculation, rather than detailed research and considered views.

Alex Hughes There is as much hot air in HotCopper's share price as there is in its forums.

Motley Fool: Ignore market tantrums over central bank policies

The market threw a tantrum over the US Federal Reserve's decision to wind down quantitative easing.

Scott Phillips Markets behave illogically about interest-rate moves and expect central bankers to signal their every move.

BHP and Rio are understating profits

BHP Billiton's giant Escondida mine in Chile.

Gaurav Sodhi Analysts don't get it. Now that the mining boom is over, the two big miners are much more profitable than they look.

Rich is a state of mind, not a bank balance

Marcus Padley Look no further than the hordes of rich but miserable celebrities and Lotto winners.

Shares Race Week 2: Mendy's Midas touch

Vanessa Desloires One Money reader has taken a seemingly unassailable lead in week two.

Motley Fool: Don't invest like Noah

Two of everything is not a wise investment strategy. Illustration: Andrew Dyson

Scott Phillips One of the biggest challenges for investors is engaging our rational brains and banishing our emotions.

Five ways to know you're a good investor

Graham Witcomb We all get lucky investing from time to time. Here's how to know whether your results are from skill or luck.

Shares Race Week 1: Money reader or master stockpicker?

Vanessa Desloires The surprise winner of the last Shares Race has set a formidable lead in the first week of a fresh contest.

Motley Fool: There's no such thing as 'smart money'

Demand from China has sent Bellamy's stock soaring, making it one of the ASX's recent success stories.

Scott Phillips The idea that there is a 'big end of town' that trades in and out of companies before you and I have a chance is a myth.

Tech-focused super product called Spaceship to target millennials

Spaceship founders Paul Bennetts, Andrew Sellen, Dave Kuhn and Kaushik Sen have raised $1.6 million from tech heavyweights.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes is leading a who's who of the Australian technology industry in backing a new superannuation product with a technology focus aimed at millennials.

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Why Warren Buffett doesn't care that he just lost $1.9 billion

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

Scott Phillips No matter how far your portfolio has fallen in the past, you've never had a day like Warren Buffett just had.

Why big tech is the worst place for young Australians to invest right now

Chris Brycki, founder of automated investment advisor Stockspot, says the technology sector is too frothy.

Chris Brycki The launch of a new super product with a technology focus targeted at millennials has attracted attention, but caution is warranted.

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