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Darryl Daté-Shappard

I started investing after finding a copy of Peter Lynch's "Beating the Street" in the English book section of a library in Japan, where I was living at the time in 1997. Seeing that regular people can find investment ideas just as easily as professionals, I used the philosophy of that book to invest in stocks in Japan, and later in Australia after moving in 2001. I also have experience in property investing, and went on to complete my masters degree in Applied Finance at QUT in Brisbane. I follow the investment style of Peter Lynch, Phillip Fisher and Warren Buffett-- knowing what you invest in, doing your homework to keep up with a stock's story and holding a healthy skepticism of what the stock market calls "value".

BHP Billiton Limited or Greencross Limited: Which should you buy?

Warren Buffett's style of selective contrarian investing helped make him very rich because he realised growth and value are two sides of the same... More »

Buy these 3 stocks for a super retirement

Your superannuation may not be enough to retire on. Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX:IAG) and Perpetual Limited (ASX:PPT) could help... More »

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd, Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd and Super Retail Group Ltd: On the rise and ready to buy

It's time to circle back on Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX:CCL), Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX:FLT) and Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX:SUL) as they... More »

Here’s why you should own Telstra Corporation Ltd shares

Telstra Corporation Ltd's (ASX:TLS) new e-Health business could be a great earnings generator and make the telecom giant a leader in the healthcare sector. More »

Are these the best growth stocks to buy now?

REA Group Limited (ASX:REA), Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN) and M2 Group Ltd (ASX:MTU) have great growth stories, but should you snap them up at these... More »

Here’s why you should stick with your CSL Limited shares

For financial strength, earnings growth and business development, CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) is a leading performer among the big ASX companies and a strong long-term... More »

Do you have the personality traits to help you become a better investor?

Find out how to improve your investing power and learn why Cochlear Limited (ASX:COH) is a strong growth stock for long-term investors. More »

4 stocks to buy and hold over the next 10 years

Stocks like Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) and SEEK Limited (ASX:SEK) could still be solid long-term earners with attractive total shareholder returns. More »

Iron ore prices heading down says Goldman Sachs: Is it time to dump the iron ore miners?

The investment bank projects prices to slide out to 2018, which could put smaller miners underwater. More »

Do you have these 4 rising stocks in your portfolio?

Look for the catalysts for change in market leaders like Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX:CCL) and Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX:FLT) More »

Is it time to buy more Suncorp Group Ltd shares?

Insurer Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN) chooses Michael Cameron as its next CEO. More »

2 stocks I’d buy if I had $10,000

Having investing discipline and following sound stock picking rules will lead you to strong performers like REA Group Limited (ASX:REA) and Domino's Pizza Enterprises... More »

Woolworths Limited or Wesfarmers Ltd: Which should you buy?

Retail kings Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) and Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) continue their hardware battle for market share, squeezing more independent operators out of the market. More »

Here’s why you should own CSL Limited and Cochlear Limited as the Aussie dollar falls

International healthcare companies like CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) and Cochlear Limited (ASX:COH) can get an earnings boost from a weaker Aussie dollar. More »