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How to navigate reporting season as an investor

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

Investing in your own name can be more tax-effective than super

The main point of superannuation as an investment vehicle is it's tax effective.

Noel Whittaker The pending changes to superannuation could force people to think outside the box and end up much better off by doing so.

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 Week One: Profit results heat up competition

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


The Domino's effect: why stockbrokers give bad advice about taking profits

Domino's Pizza has long had a high PE ratio, not because it's overpriced but because it's a quality growth stock.

Marcus Padley A high price-to-earnings ratio doesn't mean a stock is overpriced, it means the market thinks the earnings estimates are wrong.

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Telstra marches on: growth is slow, but it keeps on winning

Telstra CEO Andy Penn at the announcement of the full-year financial results on August 11.

Scott Phillips Telstra released its full-year financial results on the same day as rival Optus and the numbers were starkly different.

Motley Fool: Time to sell your bank shares

Scott Phillips Investors should take more than just a passing interest in our banks this reporting season.

Dear CEOs, this reporting season, please give it to us straight

Investors should look beyond the spin during reporting season.

Scott Phillips Spinning the company results may result in a short-term gain for investors, but substance is what matters in the longer term.


Shares Race Week 4: Luck, be a dartboard

Vanessa Desloires If there were ever a reason to believe in luck, take the dartboard's performance this shares race.

Is the pain finally over for Woolworths investors?

Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci pledged to overhaul the struggling Australian supermarket chain with asset write-offs, job cuts and store closures.

Scott Phillips The value of Woolworths shares jumped 8 per cent in one day, but is it just a false dawn?

Ethical investing: is it just a fallacy?

Scott Phillips Be careful how you invest if you're trying to do good…

Share trading: a delicate science or just pot luck?

Vanessa Desloires Small mining stocks have built on their gains this week.

In bad times, gold is still a bad investment

Graham Witcomb Gold has little investment merit compared with shares, and isn't even a very good hedge against crises.

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How to trade the results season

Marcus Padley For equity investors, the results season is like a battlefield during an artillery barrage. This is your survival guide.

Investing in times of trouble: don't let a crisis go to waste

Disney is one of many companies that was started in tough economic times.

Catherine Robson Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead.


Shares Race Week 2: The rising tide

Vanessa Desloires The racers are enjoying another buoyant week, but earnings season is about to begin.

Proposed listing rule changes may lock small investors out of sharemarket floats

John Collett If changes to the listing rules proposed by the Australian Securities Exchange go through, small private investors may be locked out of sharemarket floats.

Beware of dodgy property spruikers

In 2015 the NSW Supreme Court issued a permanent injunction against Park Trent Properties Group, restraining them from providing unlicensed financial product advice regarding SMSFs.

Noel Whittaker The property investment industry is virtually regulation-free and until recently it's been open slather, with the investment watchdog powerless to act against property spruikers unless they're...

Investing: While the 'smart money' dithered after Brexit, the market jumped

The calmness of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and new British Prime Minister Theresa May steadied the market after Brexit.

Scott Phillips If you're on the sidelines, waiting for certainty, you have to be both right – and lucky. Just ask those investors who missed the 10 per cent gain in the last month.

How to save the planet and enjoy better investment returns

Roxane Ingleton is active politically and in how she invests.

John Collett Investors who invest ethically are helping their hip-pocket as well as the planet. And it's catching on. What used to be on the fringes of investing is moving mainstream.