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".

Boral, James Hardie and CSR get ready for the next housing boom

Which company will be the leanest and best prepared for an upturn? More »

UGL has a better future with a split-up

Which part of the demerger would be better to own? More »

Jumbo Interactive trumps Tatts Group

Although Jumbo Interactive is starting from a much smaller base, its growth potential is much higher than Tatts'. More »

Is the Australian market overvalued?

How can you tell when the market itself is cheap or expensive? More »

Keep on truckin’ (and sporting and camping) with Super Retail Group

Without any major competitors, Super Retail Group is carefully positioning itself for dominance in its industry. More »

Crown’s Sydney plans take the next step

It's also looking north to Brisbane for further expansion. More »

Energy Resources Australia deserves a second look

China and others have to fuel their nuclear future. More »

Housing stocks are starting to move, which one is worth your money?

AV Jennings, Stockland, Devine and Mirvac have all moved sideways since 2009, but are challenging that year’s highs now. More »