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Sean O'Neill

Sean is a freelance contributor to The Motley Fool Australia, and is a keen investor and an optimist at heart. Believing that excessive short-termedness and a lack of knowledge hurts everyday investors, Sean aims to write articles that fulfill The Motley Fool's stated goal: Helping the world invest - better.

1300 Smiles Limited profit drops 36%, but don’t start selling!

This stock has a brighter future than its recent results suggest. More »

Is it time to buy AGL Energy?

Energy profits to rise in FY2015 after disappointing investors this year. More »

Woolworths and Coles in hot water with the ACCC… again

Both grocery giants continue pushing the boundaries. More »

What does Treasury Wine Estates Ltd’s Asian strategy mean for investors?

Chinese demand drops, but brand investment remains important. More »

Graincorp profit halves – is it time to sell?

Price drops and profit downgrades may have some investors rethinking their investment. More »

Forge Group Limited investors still in the dark over collapse

Debts now tallied at over $700 million. More »

3 great shares to buy and hold for your retirement

Shares for when investment security and regular income are paramount. More »

2 shares to benefit from rising productivity

Which shares are best positioned to drive earnings if growth falters? More »

Medibank Private to list on the ASX?

A surprise windfall could be in the cards for policy holders. More »

Will the government bail out Qantas?

Faith in the airline may be misguided. More »

ANZ bails out Forge Group Limited, but is it worth the price?

Beleaguered construction company hopes to confirm issue of ANZ warrants despite shareholder fury. More »

Iron price falls, but miners soar: What’s an investor to do?

Is it time to buy, sell, or wait? More »

Why I’m not buying 1300 Smiles Limited

It's a solid business, but the unique nature of dentistry makes this stock an unappealing prospect for my portfolio. More »

What you should know about Commonwealth Bank of Australia

The world's tenth largest bank is a secure, if slow-growing, investment. More »