David Potts The drums are beating louder against one of the best tax breaks ever invented.
Peter Cerexhe Can you win at property auctions through superior tactics? Auctioneers of fine art, livestock and office furniture offer their tips.
THE MOTLEY FOOL
Scott Phillips The race that stops a nation can help you improve your financial position.
David Potts Despite their objections to the Murray inquiry there's no clear and present danger to bank profits.
Stephen Crafti Vintage sunglasses are the thing to be seen in this summer. And they can be worth a pretty penny.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE
David Wilson Despite their freedom from income tax, these Caribbean islands may not be the haven they seem.
James Cockington There’s a sense of cautious optimism in the auction houses as the market steadily recovers from the GFC.
John Collett They may be less risky than before the financial crisis, but listed property trusts are vulnerable to rises in interest rates.
Stephen Crafti Paint is popular for interiors, but wallpaper has a timelessness about it that won over this collector.
David Potts Real Estate Investment Trusts beat home ownership for a hassle-free and healthy return.
David Potts He's second to last in the shares race, but David Potts sees encouraging signs in the market.
James Cockington The million dollar mark will be tested twice next week with not one but two important Jeffrey Smart paintings up for sale, and auctioneers expecting them to sell for seven figure sums.
Richard Livingston If dividend imputation rules change, expect the share prices of the banks and Telstra to fall over a cliff.
James Cockington Experts have noticed that results of fine art auctions seem to echo those of the real estate market.
John Potts Budgeting? ASIC has an app for that.
BUYING TO LET
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.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
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.
George Cochrane She wants a safe investment that can be liquidated quickly should she need money to go into a nursing home.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Can this family-run company keep going and make the transition from small-cap to mid-cap to big-cap?