What threatened to be a blowout in this month's Shares Race ended up a close tussle between the top two.
Most Aussies don't want to hear it but the banks are way too large a proportion of our portfolios.
The three key steps to choosing a stockbroker or trading service.
Granny flats are proliferating like crazy, at least in NSW where the rules are much more relaxed than in Victoria.
The low interest rates are not welcomed by savers and retirees, but there are opportunities to maximise your returns.
It's not going to be much consolation to frustrated would-be first-home buyers, but monthly repayments on the average new mortgage are $254 less than they were at Australia's borrowing peak in November.
These are the X factors that the fund managers are most worried about, the events that could drop the market significantly more than "normal".
Thomas Vroom is to sell off part of his collection of Aboriginal art at Bonhams' Australian art sale on June 7 in Sydney, after a resurgence of interest in Indigenous art.
Households probably can't afford to pile on even more debt and bid up house prices much further.
Australians give lip service to wanting freedom and options, but how we're behaving with our money tells quite a different story.
Department store Myer has improved its financial performance - but for how long?
If you understand a company's strategy, management and opportunity, you'll be ready to pounce when the market next throws the baby out with the bathwater.
Owing BHP and Rio Tinto isn't diversification, nor is owning a rental property down the road from your own home.
A collection of rare racebooks that track Phar Lap's progress are set to go to auction.
The ability to access the investment at any time is a major feature.
Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers questions from readers.
Investors can also benefit - or lose - when the currency falls.
Listening to, reading and watching reactionary research, commentary and media on a 24-hour basis makes you dumber not smarter.
Truepillars last week became the first Australian P2P lender to allow mum and dad investors to lend directly to business.
There's been a shake up in the ranks this week, and one clever tipster has shot from fifth to first place on a bet in volatile small cap stocks.
Changes in the official cash rate always create winners and losers. Irene Dumer is one of the winners.
Good diversification is about reducing risks, not merely adding more stocks.
As a result of the changes to superannuation announced in the budget, high-income earners will be looking for other ways to build wealth. One product springs to mind – insurance bonds.
Keen buyers at the latest Leonard Joel fine art auction were ''all looking for the Brett Whiteley of the future''.
Sculptor Arthur Fleischmann spent a productive 10 years in Sydney, but his works from this period were kept in storage for half a century, and will now be sold.
Any time you read "accepted wisdom", you should ask yourself whether that's simply code for "I just use the same tired cliches as everyone else".
It's the first week of a new Shares Race and past achievements count for nothing.
It's not just that one in three buyers are investors, it's also that they're disproportionately competing with first-home buyers.
In recent weeks, we've been looking at some of the attributes of a great company, on the premise that the better the business, the greater our chance of investment success.