Sean O'Neill

A contributor to The Motley Fool Australia since November 2013, Sean is a keen investor and an optimist at heart. He also has a skeptical streak and a wry sense of humour that feeds on the antics of listed companies. Believing that excessive short-termedness and a lack of knowledge hurts everyday investors, Sean aims to write articles that fulfill The Motley Fool's stated goal: Helping the world invest - better. You can follow Sean on Twitter using the handle @SeanO_AU.

Why I’m not buying this bank for its 9% dividend

Kina Securities Ltd (ASX:KSL) pays out almost twice what Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) does. More »

3 dividend shares for lifelong income

Why you could do worse than to own Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES), Adelaide Brighton Ltd. (ASX: ABC), and Sydney Airport Holdings Limited (ASX:SYD). More »

Here’s why these 4 shares crashed on the market today

Are Nearmap Ltd (ASX:NEA), Stemcell United Ltd (ASX:SCU), Fletcher Building Limited (Australia) (ASX: FBU), and Slater & Gordon Limited (ASX:SGH) an opportunity? More »

Why the marijuana sector is at risk of becoming a joke

Even miners like Queensland Bauxite Ltd (ASX:QBL) are getting in on the act. More »

Can the Catapult Group share price bounce back from its recent 40% decline?

The Catapult Group International Ltd (ASX:CAT) share price is down 38% in the past 6 months. More »

At its highest point ever, is AGL Energy Ltd set to disappoint?

Shares in AGL Energy Ltd (ASX:AGL) are trading at a 10-year high. More »

2 shares that pay you more than 5%

Thorn Group Ltd (ASX:TGA) and G8 Education Ltd (ASX:GEM) shares pay dividends of more than 5% fully franked. More »

Story time: Why I like Greencross Limited

Every company has a story, here’s Greencross Limited’s (ASX:GXL). More »

Valuable lessons from 3 of my personal investing mistakes

Here’s what you can learn from Newzulu Ltd (ASX:NWZ), iCar Asia Ltd (ASX:ICQ), and Reffind Ltd (ASX:RFN). More »

15 tips from a legendary value investor

15 tips on how to make money in the market, from long-term value investor Walter Schloss. More »

The only thing pot stocks will light up is your money

MMJ Phytotech Ltd’s (ASX:MMJ) share price has plunged 14% this morning. More »

Is this a $33 million sign to sell your Computershare Limited shares?

Company directors have been selling their Computershare Limited (ASX:CPU) shares recently. More »

2 dividend-paying shares to be wary of

Here’s why I have some concerns about the Lifehealthcare Group Ltd (ASX:LHC) and Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) dividends. More »

Should you follow the fund managers into these 4 shares?

One Australian hedge fund has been buying Money3 Corporation Limited (ASX:MNY), Updater Inc (ASX:UPD), and Think Childcare Ltd (ASX:TNK). More »