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".

Avoid these 3 investing mistakes and buy these 3 stocks

Watch out for investing missteps that could cost you money. SEEK Limited (ASX:SEK), CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) and G8 Education Ltd (ASX:GEM) may help your... More »

2 stocks to buy as the big four banks drop deposit interest rates even further

Big four banks are cutting deposit interest rates by more than the RBA rate cuts. Yield investors should pick up stocks like Suncorp Group... More »

Are these the 3 best growth stocks to own on the ASX?

Perpetual Limited (ASX:PPT), Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX:SRX) and Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX:CTD) performed exceptionally well in the first half and more is expected... More »

Westpac Banking Corp, Sonic Healthcare Limited, DuluxGroup Limited: Is it time to own these stocks?

When stocks make a move upwards after a period of trading sideways, they can attract a lot of investor attention, but is there any... More »

Should you buy BHP Billiton Limited now?

Is it time to take a contrarian position in BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) when iron ore prices are diving ever lower? What are the... More »

SEEK Limited or Carsales.Com Ltd: Which should you buy?

Two successful online search portal companies are the market leaders in their fields, but which could give you the better return? More »

3 ASX gainers smashing the market

TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX:TPM), ResMed Inc (CHESS) (ASX:RMD) and Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN) are up over 12% in the past month and poised to... More »

3 juicy dividend stocks on sale right now

As interest rates begin to fall further, smart investors are loading up on big dividend stocks like Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN) to lock... More »

Why Telstra Corporation Ltd is a good stock for future growth

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) makes yet another acquisition of an e-health company to expand its Telstra Health business. More »

Is it time to buy these 3 cheap looking stocks?

Learn Warren Buffett's three magic words for value investing and stock up on companies like National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX:NAB), Super Retail Group Ltd... More »

Forget iron ore miners! Buy CSL Limited and Flexigroup Limited for growth

Growing stocks like CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) and FlexiGroup Limited (ASX:FXL) are much better picks than troubled iron ore miners. More »

2 blue-chips I’d buy in the face of falling interest rates

Further iron ore price drops may spur on RBA rate cuts, so pick up stable dividend payers like Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) and Suncorp Group... More »

4 reasons why you should own REA Group Limited

REA Group Limited (ASX:REA) is innovating its market-leading website's services with a new smartwatch app for property hunters. More »

Ramsay Health Care Limited and Carsales.Com Ltd: 2 growth stocks to buy now

Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX:RHC) and Carsales.Com Ltd (ASX:CAR) are already leaders in Australia, but they also offer growth in large Asian markets. More »