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".

Should you avoid these LNG producers while oil is down?

Oil and gas juniors like Beach Energy Ltd (ASX:BPT) and Senex Energy Ltd (ASX:SXY) are struggling under low oil prices and losing overseas funding... More »

4 ASX stocks growing brands overseas that you need to know

Companies like Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) and Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX:FLT) are growing in overseas markets many times larger than Australia. More »

Is Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd set to boost its bottom line with new products?

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX: CCL) is starting a big promotional campaign for the Australian release of Coke Life in April in hopes of a... More »

4 stocks that could save your retirement

Many times the best shares for the future are less familiar stocks that come out of nowhere like Iress Ltd (ASX:IRE) and Retail Food... More »

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd and Asciano Ltd: Should you buy?

Investment bank UBS says Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX:FLT) and Asciano Ltd (ASX:AIO) have strong free cash flow for growth and stable dividends. More »

Want a big yield and growth? Then choose Super Retail Group Ltd

Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX:SUL) could satisfy yield investors who want a balance of growth and dividend income. More »

Your instant 4-share high-growth portfolio

Make 2015 a standout year for investing by picking up high-growth companies like SEEK Limited (ASX:SEK) and Greencross Limited (ASX:GXL) More »

Here’s why APA Group could be a good dividend stock for decades

APA Group (ASX:APA) is in the running for a $1.3 billion project to connect the company's north and east pipeline networks to move more... More »

4 big dividend stocks to buy for a wealthy retirement

Plan for your later years and retirement with solid dividend stocks like Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX:WPL) and IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX:IFL). More »

Are Woolworths Limited and Sirtex Medical Limited now bargains ?

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) and Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX:SRX) have been sold off recently, but could they go lower? More »

Here’s why you should avoid Fortescue Metals Group Limited

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) is feeling the pain of a cyclical mining downturn, but investors have much better options for their money. More »

Bulletproof your portfolio with these 3 stocks

Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX:RHC), Challenger Ltd (ASX:CGF) and REA Group Limited (ASX:REA) can help when you need to protect your returns from market... More »

Are these the best telecom stocks to own now?

TPG Telecom Ltd's (ASX:TPM) takeover bid for iiNet Limited (ASX:IIN) has sped up consolidation in the telecom space and could open opportunities for... More »

Here’s why Super Retail Group Ltd and McMillan Shakespeare Limited are high-yield buys

Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX:SUL) and McMillan Shakespeare Limited (ASX:MMS) may become targets for yield-hunting investors More »