Motley Fool Australia

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".

Suncorp Group Ltd and Ramsay Health Care Limited: 2 strong dividend growers

Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN) and Ramsay Health Care Limited's (ASX:RHC) have good track records for dividend growth and are attractive to income investors. More »

Super Retail Group Ltd and Ansell Limited: Should you buy?

Since the start of the year Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX:SUL) and Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN) have beaten the ASX-200 index gain and they are... More »

Invest like a legend and buy REA Group Limited and G8 Education Ltd

Legendary fund manager Peter Lynch might like REA Group Limited (ASX:REA) and G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) as promising growth stocks. More »

Ramsay Health Care Limited and TPG Telecom Ltd: 2 fast growers to buy now

Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX:RHC) and TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX:TPM) had exemplary profit growth over the last five years and are still looking towards... More »

Will other junior iron ore miners follow Atlas Iron Limited out of business?

One of the junior iron ore companies will cease production due to ore prices dropping under US$50. Investors should seek out growth stories like... More »

Don’t catch falling knives: Junior iron ore miners may get squeezed more

Now is not the time to test the longevity or profitability of junior miners as iron ore prices make new lows. More »

3 stocks with attractive valuations and yields over 4.5%

Look at stocks like Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX:HVN) and McMillan Shakespeare Limited (ASX:MMS) for better yields and good growth prospects. More »

2 stocks to buy and hold for the next decade

Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX:WPL) and Challenger Limited (ASX:CGF) are two solid dividend payers that could help you grow your retirement portfolio over the next... More »

JB Hi-Fi Limited and Myer Holdings Ltd: Which should you buy?

Retail trade is starting to move again, so should investors pick up JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX:JBH) or Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX:MYR) to position themselves... More »

Is it time to sell Santos Ltd?

Royal Dutch Shell's takeover offer of BG Group may make life for Santos Ltd (ASX:STO) more difficult when it comes to securing gas supplies. More »

Is it time to grab a bargain in the oil sector?

Small and mid-cap oil producers like Beach Energy Ltd (ASX:BPT) are cutting capex spending and selling assets to make up for falling earnings. More »

Here’s why you should stick with your Wesfarmers Ltd shares

Retailing giant Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) has the strength to grow in a weak economy and could expand further into financial services. More »

Automotive Holdings Group Ltd, McMillan Shakespeare Limited, AP Eagers Ltd: Is it time to buy?

Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX:AHE), AP Eagers Ltd (ASX:APE) and McMillan Shakespeare Limited (ASX: MMS) are benefiting as lower interest rates boost auto sales... More »

4 ASX stocks that even Warren Buffett might like

Learn some of the ways the "Oracle of Omaha" selects stocks and find out about several companies that meet some of his stock picking... More »