Richard Livingston An ASIC report on structured investments has missed the real issue - some of these products are far more dangerous than others.
John Collett Small investors who might be planning to emulate George Soros should think again
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.
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 Kavanagh Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds must review their investment strategies regularly, following a recent change to super regulations.
David Potts The prevalence of computer-generated trading in the modern sharemarket has created an unpredictable, and sometimes dangerous, environment for investors.
David Potts 'Dark pools' sounds like something particles whizzing around the Hadron Collider at almost the speed of light might find.
Annette Sampson This risk-on, risk-off business is turning traditional investment thinking on its head. Buy and hold? OK, but how much patience will you need when shares have gone nowhere for five years?
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.
John Collett Well, well. Surprise, surprise. Who could have guessed there would be problems with contracts for difference.
The fund manager BetaShares Capital, a provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), sent an announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange earlier this month, informing the market that it had...
Annette Sampson Looking for somewhere safe to stash some cash? Then a good pair of reading spectacles or magnifying glass should be the first thing you reach for.
Marcus Padley Someone asked this week: ''When do we buy the market?'' Well, sorry, but if that's what you want to know, you're doing it all wrong.
Disillusion with traditional managed funds' high fees and poor performances is likely to see a continuing shift among financial planners and small investors to a type of listed managed fund called an...
Chris Wright As long as the global outlook remains uncertain, gold will continue to keep its lustre, writes Chris Wright.
You already do your banking there, so why not your share trading, too? Patrick Commins looks at what's on offer.
There are many encouraging signs out there for investors, writes David Potts.