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A Foolish Review of 2020

'Unprecedented' was the word of 2020, and nowhere was this more apparent than on the Australian Share Market. 

From the steepest crash in history to the quickest rebound out of bear market territory, 2020 was a wild ride for ASX shares.

We look back at the major news and market trends from the past year, so investors can step into 2021 with confidence

Coronavirus News

The global Coronavirus pandemic made waves on stock markets around the world in 2020. You can read about the impact of COVID-19 on ASX shares and investors at our dedicated Coronavirus news page. 

Ask a Fund Manager

In 2020, we launched our weekly Ask a Fund Manager series. Motley Fool Ask a Fund Manager is your one-stop shop for the inside scoop on investing, direct from the experts.

Motley Fool Take Stock

Motley Fool Take Stock is an unbiased, independent, no holds-barred look at the Australian share market. Follow The Motley Fool Australia’s Chief Investment Officer, Scott Phillips, as he delves deeper than everyone else to figure out what’s REALLY going on.

In a record-breaking year, here are some of the world's most popular shares

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) was among the world's most popular shares on Saxo Markets. Here are some of the others, broken down by country.

3 ASX tech shares that have delivered strong returns in 2020

These three ASX tech shares have managed to shrug off the many business challenges posed this year and deliver strong investor returns.

Experts pick the best ASX IPO of 2020

Three fund managers tell us the newly listed stock they think has the best chance of sustainable long-term returns.

Here's how the S&P/ASX All Technology Index fared in 2020

How has the S&P/ASX All Technology Index (ASX: XTX) fared in 2020 after debuting in March? Here are some of the best and worst shares.

ASX 200 shares hardest hit by COVID-19 in 2020

Some ASX 200 shares were hit harder than others by COVID-19 in 2020. We take a look at some of the companies licking their wounds.

This ASX share was the best IPO of 2020: fundie

This year saw a lot of new ASX listings -- some rubbish and some gems. A fundie tells us which was the shiniest stone.

The most crazy ASX chart of 2020

From AfterPay (ASX:APT) to the Xero (ASX:XRO) share price, we look at one chart that sums up the year: ASX tech shares.

These are 10 of the best performing ASX tech shares of 2020

Many ASX tech shares like Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) have had a great year. Here are some of the top ASX tech performers for 2020 so far.

These are 8 of the best performing ASX healthcare shares of 2020

ASX healthcare shares have had a very interesting 2020! Here are some of this sector's biggest winners for the year, and why.

Here’s how ASX 200 bank shares have performed in 2020

Here's how ASX 200 bank shares like Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) and Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) have fared in 2020 so far.

These are the 7 best ASX retail shares in 2020

Here are the top 7 ASX retail shares for 2020. We cover Redbubble, Temper & Webster, Kogan, Eagers, Accent, Wesfarmers, and JB Hi-Fi.

These are the 5 best ASX real estate shares of 2020

We take a closer look at the 5 best-performing ASX real estate shares in 2020 and how they delivered for their shareholders this year.

Here’s how ASX buy now, pay later (BNPL) shares have performed in 2020

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) shares like Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) have been on many ASX investors minds in 2020. Here's how they have performed.

7 top ASX biomedical shares in 2020

We take a closer look at 7 top ASX biomedical shares in 2020 and how they delivered for shareholders this year.

3 best and worst performing ASX transport shares of 2020

COVID-19 has made this a year of winners and losers for ASX transport shares. Let's take a look at the top 3 and worst 3 performers.

5 top ASX cannabis shares in 2020

We take a closer look at the 5 top ASX cannabis shares in 2020 and how they delivered for shareholders this year.

Here are the best 5 ASX financials shares of 2020

Wealth platform providers like Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX: NWL) have topped the ASX financials sector in 2020 so far. Here's a closer look.

Here’s how ASX 200 energy shares have performed in 2020

Here's how ASX energy shares like Oil Seach Ltd (ASX: OSH) and Woodside Petroleum Ltd (ASX: WPL) have performed in 2020 (brace yourself).

Here are 6 of the top performing ASX fintech shares of 2020

Some of the top performing ASX fintech shares in 2020 are buy now, pay later providers such as Afterpay and Sezzle. We take a closer look.

Here’s the 5 best performing ASX telecom shares in 2020

ASX telecom shares have done well this year. Here we discuss the best 5 performing telecom shares for 2020

The top 5 performing ASX SaaS shares of 2020

We review the 5 best performing ASX Software as a Services shares in 2020

Here’s how ASX renewable energy shares have performed in 2020

How have ASX renewable energy shares like Tilt Renewables Ltd (ASX: TLT) performed in 2020? Here's a breakdown of this futuristic sector.

3 ASX shares that were unlikely winners in 2020

2020 provided some business opportunities to ASX shares. We go through 3 asx shares that benefitted from the circumstances.

10 incredible quotes that sum up investing in 2020

Here are the quotes that defined investing in 2020, with quotes from Warren Buffett and Bill Ackman, to Howard Marks and Charlie Munger

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