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.

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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Take the long view in the wake of the Brexit vote

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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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Can pensioners beat the 'deeming rates' on savings?

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Many people haven't heard of it, but the "deeming rate" is a big deal for three out of four retired Australians.

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What Money Monster says about financial literacy

George Clooney stars as Lee Gates in Money Monster.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons The premise of Money Monster is all too plausible and it says a lot about financial literacy.

INNOVATION

Online markets create new breed of alternative investments

Natasha Langdon has invested some money with a peer-to-peer lender where she is earning more than 8 per cent.

John Collett Investment alternatives to shares and term deposits are gaining traction.

Buying into a retirement village? Beware these traps

Bina Brown Don't let the sales hype and glossy marketing blind you to the financial reality of buying into a retirement village.

Retirement special: time to sell 'safe income' stocks

Many investors turn to stocks such as Telstra for the income.

Marcus Padley Interest rates are rising globally and it's time for retirees to think about their investment strategy.

Six-week shares race ends with all but Dartboard underwater

Investors are expecting continuing volatility in wake of the Trump victory.

John Collett The US presidential race that saw Hillary Clinton ahead in the polls and Donald Trump's surprise victory created havoc on markets.

Why bonds are not really 'safer' than shares

Gold prices recently fell and bond yields rose, meaning bondholders took a hammering.

Noel Whittaker While bonds generally guarantee return of capital, you can still take a capital loss if inflation rises.

What the new world order means for your hip pocket

 Trump: 'These claims are are all fabricated' (Thumbnail)

John Collett The victory of the billionaire maverick Donald Trump to become 45th President of the United States may well lead to a period of political uncertainty.

SHARES RACE

Tipsters finish the week ahead on positives of Trump victory

Investors see positives, such as President-elect Donald Trump's plan to spend big on US infrastructure.

John Collett The Australian sharemarket seesawed this week in response to the US presidential election, before leaving our tipsters generally better off as investors viewed a Trump presidency favourably.

The five things stopping you investing

Scott Phillips They're decent reasons, but don't let them stop you.

Trump threat leaves tipsters in the red

Another poor week for shares mainly as a result of US presidential election worries.

John Collett As the US presidential election draws closer, the worry that Donald Trump could win has been the main factor in sending our sharemarket from about 5300 points to 5200 points during the week. 

Making sense of the Dreamworld tragedy for investors

Queensland Police assistant commissioner Brian Codd speaks to media at Dreamworld, where four people died after a malfunction with the ''Thunder River Rapids'' at the theme park.

Scott Phillips The human cost was high, what does it mean for investors?

Governments are powerless to make housing more affordable for first-home buyers

Policies to help first-home buyers can backfire.

Noel Whittaker The catalyst for the global financial crisis was US President Bill Clinton's idea that housing should be available to everybody.

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Betting on the Melbourne Cup versus investing in shares

Lucky for some: Trainer Bart Cummings and foreman Reg Fleming after Viewed won the 2008 Melbourne Cup.

Andrew Legget Australians love a punt but there are better ways to make money.

SHARES RACE

Sharemarket heavy weather a challenge for tipsters

John Collett It has been a tough week for our tipsters given that the sharemarket went backwards.

Motley Fool: Last roll of the dice for Tatts and Tabcorp

The Tabcorp-Tatts deal is smart, but the outcome is far from guaranteed.

Scott Phillips There are no shortage of gamblers. But growth is hard to come by.