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What the new world order means for your hip pocket

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.

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.

SHARES RACE

Mining services companies ahead while Crown falls on China arrests

John Collett Richard Hemming continues to build his lead in week two of the six-week Shares Race.

Motley Fool: why property investment is nuts right now

Rental yields are tiny right now.

Scott Phillips Owning a house might be the great Australian dream. But investors should think twice.

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Tough start to the six-week Shares Race

John Collett Maca helps one tipster take an early lead.

Motley Fool: What's a defensive investor to do?

Keep your ear to the ground for financial advice.

Scott Phillips China hasn't had a hard landing, property keeps rising, and cash returns are low ... it's been an expensive time to be a defensive investor.

The best way to become a financial winner

Catherine Robson The most likely way to become a financial winner is to make good quality growth investments and then get out of the way and let time do the work.

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Motley Fool: The elephant in the bank inquiry room

Inappropriate incentives are at the heart of the banks' cultural problems. Illustration: Kerrie Leishman

Scott Phillips Bank staff's remuneration is not aligned with their customers' success – only the banks'.

Mark Bouris: why home ownership is one of the best investments you can make

Home ownership is a good foundation for building wealth.

Mark Bouris You may have to take on a large debt to buy it, but the family home also becomes your biggest asset.

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.