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".

4 dependable dividend payers for your blue-chip retirement

Still the best option for a comfortable retirement is building your own future wealth on stable, dependable stocks that can pay you reliable dividends More »

Here’s why Crown Resorts Ltd could be a buying opportunity

Crown Resorts Ltd's (ASX:CWN) long-term casino development plans could pay off for patient investors, but its shares are getting battered right now. More »

4 compelling growth stocks to buy this month

High-growth stocks like Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) and TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX:TPG) could be the powerhouse of your returns. More »

Here’s why SEEK Limited and Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd are good reinvestment choices

Reinvest to put your dividend dollars back to work with SEEK Limited (ASX:SEK) and Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX:FLT). More »

Should you chase these 2 explosive growth stocks up?

Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX:MFG) and Qantas Airways Limited (ASX:QAN) have made some impressive share price gains, but is it too late to snap... More »

3 reasons why Suncorp Group Ltd is still a good buy and hold stock

While the market frets over temporary situations, Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN) investors should take advantage of the lull in the share price advance. More »

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd, JB Hi-Fi Limited and Ainsworth Game Technology Limited: Is it time to buy a bargain?

It's time to circle back on distressed stocks and pick up discounts as they recover. More »

3 stocks and 4 steps to the ultimate $1 million portfolio

Market stalwarts Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES), Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) and CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) could help you create wealth for a richer retirement. More »

RCG Corporation Limited flags big acquisition: What you need to know

The Athlete's Foot Australian store chain operator and multi-brand shoe distributor RCG Corporation Limited (ASX:RCG) is to become a regional market leader through acquisition. More »

3 cheap stocks that yield over 5%

National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX:NAB), Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX:HVN) and G8 Education Ltd (ASX:GEM) can help investors maintain portfolio returns as interest rates... More »

BHP Billiton Limited and Woodside Petroleum Limited: 2 good blue-chips for yield seekers

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX:WPL) may be the safest "best of breed" resources picks for high-yield blue-chip stocks. More »

Meet 2 of the best stocks on the ASX

Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX:SRX) and Greencross Limited (ASX:GXL) are two stocks with strong outlooks. More »

Do you have these 3 rising stars in your portfolio?

You only need a few good stocks like Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX:TPM) and Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX:CTD) in... More »

Ansell Limited and G8 Education Ltd: Are these stocks too cheap to pass up?

The market may be underpricing Ansell Limited's (ASX:ANN) and G8 Education Ltd's (ASX:GEM) strong forecast growth over the next several years. More »