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Superannuation

See how your investments have performed this week.

BLACK GOLD

Oil price fall spells bowser bargains

Refinement: More efficient fuel use and fracking means the US is no longer the world's biggest importer of crude.

David Potts Supply outstripping demand – who would have guessed we would have too much oil?

HOT TIPS

Get on a good thing

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JOHN COLLETT With the economic outlook only ‘modest’ what are some good stocks to get into for the long term?

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Don't wait to be waited on, go find out for yourself

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MARCUS PADLEY Having the edge on the share market is not about having the information that affects a share price, it's about handling that information more efficiently.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Art to adore for heifer and heifer

John Kelly's Cow Up a Tree installation, near Melbourne's Docklands.

James Cockington John Kelly, famous for 'Cow up a Tree', has come a long way from his suburban roots.

HOT STOCK

Bentham IMF Wivenhoe Dam case set to open litigation floodgates

Wivenhoe Dam, Brisbane, litigation case is being funded by Bentham IMF.

Greg Smith Bentham IMF are on the rise, with Wivenhoe Dam expected to be its biggest funded case to date. But are they worth investing in?

GETTING STARTED

Don't rush in to Medibank float

Dominant player: Medibank Private is Australia's biggest health insurer.

David Potts Hold your horses if you're thinking about the Medibank Private float.

CHILDREN OF DUNE

Making the beach house pay

All fun: Andrew Maynard's beach house in Anglesea.

Stephen Crafti Today’s beach homes are a far cry from their predecessors but are they a good investment?

ASSET CHECK

Unsettling time for investors

Volatility is likely to be much higher in international sharemarkets.

Daryl Dixon The good times for superannuation fund and other share investors may have come to an end.

IPOs

Medibank Private value to be determined on Monday

Prognosis:

David Potts You can stop asking me "should I go in the Medibank Private float?" because you'll know on Monday when we're told the price.

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week

Share collapse or just a correction? Jury is still out

It looks as if markets could be building a floor, though the volatility is expected to continue

JOHN COLLETT Global economic fears and the Ebola scare have and sent Australia's shares tumbling. But some experts can see an upside.

Investing lesson from 'The Block'

Contestants weren't happy with the auction results.

Richard Livingston It's not that the contestants should have made more on the sale of their apartments but that they needed to pay the production company less.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Run with the herd - and get trampled

Ditch the herd mentality: Right now the herd is frightfully skittish and there's no clearer example than the share market.

Scott Phillips Evolution taught us to follow the herd. But the herd is often wrong.

ASK NOEL

Is our borrowing to invest plan a wise one?

 

Noel Whittaker Should a couple put money into managed funds and use the income to pay down their mortgage?

GETTING STARTED

Don't blame the bogeymen for high property prices

Apartments in Melbourne's Docklands could be pulling down the median growth rate.

David Potts It's usually investors and foreigners taking turns as the housing bogyman but lately they've teamed up.

Perpetual listed investment company float opens soon

Training session: Maxi-yacht Perpetual Loyal.

John Collett & David Potts Perpetual is seeking at least $150 million to float an investment company. John Collett & David Potts report

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hero to zero; iron ore now drags chain

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Nathan Bell Iron-related stocks are in trouble and the falling price of iron ore looks likely to hit the economy hard.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Secrets of the millionaire next door

SMH Money cover showing a fellow washing his Rolls Royce

Scott Phillips Look past the European cars to those who are really rich.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Note the errors, omissions and cash in

Where's Banjo? This $10 note sold for $1200.

James Cockington No Banjo, no brumbies, but this $10 is worth $1220. Welcome to the world of collectable error banknotes.

HOT STOCK

Carbine Tungsten gets ammunition from Japanese loan

Tungsten filaments are widely used in light bulbs.

David Lennox Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi has approved a A$17 million loan to develop the first stage of Australian miner's Mount Carbine project.

UNDER THE RADAR

Ride out the volatility with Kerry Stokes

Market leader: Follow Kerry Stokes's lead and ride out the volatility.

Richard Hemming Those looking to profit from this bout of volatility might think about riding the coat tails of one of Australia's richest men, Kerry Matthew Stokes.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Buying well the key to long-term success

Subtle hint: RBA governor Glenn Stevens vaguely acknowledged property-price inflation but the cash rate stayed the same.

Mark Bouris Glenn Stevens' statement on interest rates was bland but should remind property investors that they must do their homework and invest wisely.

SHARE RACE

Three racers' share selections make money in a falling market

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David Potts Three tipsters made money despite the market falling in the first week of the new round of our shares race.

ASSET CHECK

After Telstra, the gloss could be rubbing off big share buybacks

Buyback: Telestra results disappointing.

Daryl Dixon The Telstra buyback disappointed many, and serves as a timely warning for investors of the potential risks as well as the benefits of accepting seemingly attractive offers.

RISE OF THE ROBOTS

Is this the future face of financial advice?

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David Wilson A windup? No. According to Oxford University research, many financial advisers are likely to be replaced with robots.

BUYING TO LET

Patchy outlook for investors

Building wealth.

JOHN COLLETT Record-low interest rates have been driving property prices higher. But borrowing won’t always be cheap and, if you’re thinking of buying to let, you will need to tread carefully.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

A Ned's as good as a wink

Final gesture: This painting, entitled Shot, is one of the last of Nolan's works, and is expected to sell for $60,000 to $80,000, or more.

James Cockington You can pay more than $5 million for a Sidney Nolan but many of his later works, some of them spray-painted, can be had for a lot less.

GETTING STARTED

Lodes of reasons for silver's decline

Fair exchange: Silver seems to be very relatively cheap, compared to gold.

David Potts The prices of silver and gold were once closely entwined. Now the precious metals are going their separate ways.

RISE OF THE ROBOTS

Is this the future face of financial advice?

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David Wilson A windup? No. According to Oxford University research, many financial advisers are likely to be replaced with robots.

Smart investor

How experts take profits

Contrarian investor Simon Marais explains why he sold half his stake in a company that doubled in value.

Where to find cash cows

The hunt for industrial stocks which will become reliable wealth generators never ends at Perpetual.

Blue Ribbon 2014 winners

The best financial products in Australia presented in one easy-to-navigate list.

Each week financial advisor and international best selling author, Noel Whittaker, answers your questions. Ask an Expert

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Market Movers

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