Share Market

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?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Is Myer a takeover target, again?

Myer needs a cash injection if it is to smarten up its look and attract more shoppers.

John Addis Myer could be a potential opportunity at some stage. And perhaps private equity is already on to it.

GETTING AHEAD

What to do when the market gets wobbly

The sharemarket is a bit like a plate of jelly - it can get the wobbles.

David Potts There are ways to protect yourself when the market corrects apart, that is, from not being in it in the first place.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Late bloomers can flourish

Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley Post retirement, the stockmarket can be a hobby that makes money. And it's fun, too!

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Are the banks cheap yet?

Banks may not be the investment they once were.

Scott Phillips  They're the stocks we love to love, but 2015 has been tough.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

The 98 per cent of opportunities you're missing

Global brands such as Nike should be on the radar for Australian investors.

Scott Phillips Why do people willingly restrict themselves to 2 per cent of the market when it comes to shares?

More thrills and spills on the way

David Potts Shareholders tend to cling to stocks that are falling in value, and sell those that are rising.

UNDER THE RADAR

Small caps leading the innovation revolution

Technology to improve the speed and cost of producing carbon fibre gives Quickstep its big potential.

Richard Hemming Malcolm Turnbull wants our nation to be agile, innovative, and creative. Some smaller listed companies are already being just that.

GETTING AHEAD

London to a BRIC, the hottest stocks are in Asia

David Potts Whenever our market plays up sure enough there'll be a fund manager spruiking the merits of investing offshore which requires deep research and matching fees.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Should we worry about a China crash?

Festive spirit: In China, a huge shadow banking sector has financed a speculative bubble.

John Addis Chinese leaders are trying to transition from an investment to a consumption-led model. The big question is "how".