Share Market

Trump, Brexit and super changes in the mix for 2017

John Collett What a year 2016 was. Britons voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump won the US presidential election – and financial markets reacted well to these events.

BetaShares launches 'true to label' ethical ETF

BetaShares launches deep-green exchange traded fund

John Collett Specialist exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, BetaShares, has launched an ETF that gives investors access to a portfolio of the world's leading sustainable and ethical companies in one investment.


Three types of managed fund to avoid

Graham Witcomb There are many honest, hardworking and smart fund managers, but the industry also has its fair share of sharks.

Motley Fool: Crown's conjuring trick – the $1b press release

Crown is not magically worth more because it is being split.

Scott Phillips Want to know the best way to spot the winners when you're at the casino?


Take the long view in the wake of the Brexit vote


Caitlin Fitzsimmons We all know markets hate uncertainty, and we saw just how much in emotional technicolour after the outcome of the "Brexit" vote became clear on Friday.

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Six ways to become a better investor through entertainment

John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.

Chris Brycki The summer holidays are the best time to make good on all the New Year's resolutions you've ever made to get "better at" money and investing.

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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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.

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.

Motley Fool: 2016 was a year of surprises

Investors turned on former market darlings such as Bellamy's Organic.

Scott Phillips Things that are always clear in hindsight are never clear at the time. But 2016 has really outdone itself.

The hidden danger of investing in aged care

Aged care is destined to have increasing demand, but there may be oversupply.

Graham Witcomb Favourable demand forecasts aren't enough to make money in aged care. Focus on supply.

The investment lies we tell ourselves

Scott Phillips The hardest part of investing is not the balance sheet analysis or ratio calculations. It's the way we use that information.

The outlook for the Australian economy and investors in 2017

The Australian economy will face global challenges, especially if the US changes trade policies.

Daryl Dixon Despite historic low interest rates, super funds and investors generally have fared well in 2016.


Shares Race: Galaxy Resources up 46pc, while Cre8tek nearly doubles

A Panasonic lithium-ion flexible battery that's just 0.55 millimetres thick.

Galaxy Resources, a mining company focused on lithium, has emerged as one of the strongest performers in the final Shares Race for 2016.

Bad Santa and Banqer – teaching school kids about money

Catherine Robson There is little doubt that fostering financial literacy in young people leads to more confident decision making in adulthood which in turn leads to lower stress and better outcomes.

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Motley Fool: Monopolies beware, tech is out to get you

Walmart might be many times the size of the next largest retailer in the US, but it still has well under half of the market share enjoyed by Woolies here in Australia.

Scott Phillips Complacent investors may feel the pain.

The truth about the sharemarket

There's no Smart Money, there's just competent and different levels of dumb, just like in the Jim Carrey movie Dumb and Dumber.

Marcus Padley There are a few things that you won't read in the text books about investment that you probably need to know.

Home buyers forking out fees to unqualified building inspectors

Houng Lau bought the fourth property on which she had a building report.

Linda Vergnani House hunters seeking to avoid nasty surprises should know that not all building inspections are equal.

Reshuffling of the ranks as editor widens lead

Money editor Caitlin Fitzsimmons has widened her lead in the three-week Shares Race, with her top pick now worth $16,829.

Motley Fool: Beware the Trump share rally

Scott Phillips Investors are excited about President Trump. But is the market getting ahead of itself?