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12 ASX Investor Update stories you should read again.

From ASX

ASX Investor Update has published more than 100 stories and videos this year to help investors and traders. Here are 12 stories that provide educational advice that may be especially useful when global sharemarkets are more volatile.

(Editor's note: The stories below provide general information and education, but some may occasionally reference historical market information, trends, or share prices as examples. Take this into account when reading stories published earlier this year).

1. Why markets are irrational
Take advantage of the "madness of crowds" to become a successful share investor, says AMP's Shane Oliver.

2. Ten trading traps
Avoid these pitfalls and you are on the way to investment success, says Share Wealth's Gary Stone.

3. When to sell shares
These three rules can help you take profits before prices fall, says's Roger Montgomery.

4. Holy Grail of investing
Author Michael Kemp explains a technique to know when bear markets end and bull markets start.

5. Best dividend shares
Investors must look at sustainable yields, not just share prices, says Rudi Filapek-Vandyck.

6. Great portfolio tips
Use these techniques to allocate funds across the right sectors and shares, says Daniel Parasol of Evans & Partners.

7. Right tactics, right time
Leading investment author Alan Hull sets out key asset allocation principles in this video.

8. Your wealth creation plan
Asset allocation begins with knowing your investment needs, says The Bull's Toni Case.

9. Secret to great investing
Vanguard's Robin Bowerman shows why asset allocation is the most critical driver of portfolio returns.

10. Top investment books
Moneybags' Sean Dostal considers two books that explain how great investors build portfolios.

11. Inflation busters
Learn how floating-rate note investments can stop inflation eating into returns, with Evans & Partners' Mike Saba.

12. Share investing basics
Learn about the long-term benefits of owning shares, with this ASX video.

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