Richard Livingston A good rule of thumb is 'if you don't understand a financial product then don't buy it'.
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Marcus Padley We need something new to talk about because the current offering is hard to sell.
Rod Myer Recent weakness on the US stock market and the effects of quantitative easing have investors asking whether the US equity markets are moving into the danger zone.
Pick'n'mix your assets, there are close to 100 exchange traded funds to choose from, writes David Potts.
Alexandra Cain A major shift is happening in online share trading, with investors increasingly using a mobile device to access their online share trading account.
Nathan Bell Whatever you think of the morality, shorting stocks is a dangerous game with potentially unlimited losses.
John Kavanagh Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds must review their investment strategies regularly, following a recent change to super regulations.
The "safe haven" metal's bull run is waning, with loud talk among investors that 2013 may mark the end of its spectacular 12-year bull run.
John Collett It is the whodunnit of the great gold sell-off. Are the massive falls the fault of the "paper" markets or is the culprit the exchange traded funds?
David Potts He has $1.5million of shares stacked into his DIY super fund and says the secret to sharemarket investing is to never panic.
John Collett Small investors who might be planning to emulate George Soros should think again
Richard Livingston An ASIC report on structured investments has missed the real issue - some of these products are far more dangerous than others.
Richard Livingston It's important to give your portfolio some international flavour to make sure you don't have too many eggs in the Australian basket.
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Marcus Padley Glamorous and well-appointed they may be but Las Vegas' casinos are simple machines for making money from mug punters. The share market is a similar set-up.
John Collett The advertising of 'capital-protected' products has been corrected.
David Potts 'Dark pools' sounds like something particles whizzing around the Hadron Collider at almost the speed of light might find.
David Potts The prevalence of computer-generated trading in the modern sharemarket has created an unpredictable, and sometimes dangerous, environment for investors.
HSBC has launched a capital-protected equity investment product - 100+ Series International Equity Investment.
I Can Do That The strategy: To invest in fixed interest via an ETF.
David Potts With nothing standing in the way of gold prices, it's a wonder shares haven't been rushed.