Property

UNDER THE RADAR

Charting Servcorp's impressive turnaround

Richard Hemming Can this family-run company keep going and make the transition from small-cap to mid-cap to big-cap?

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

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Secrets of the millionaire next door

Door knocker

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week

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?

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.

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.

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's the best investment strategy for mother's inheritance?

Do your research: Some ethical investment funds have done very well, but your elderly mother may not likely the volatility, so you might look around for ethical balanced funds, preferably with a large, safe institution.

George Cochrane She wants a safe investment that can be liquidated quickly should she need money to go into a nursing home.

BUILDING WEALTH

Auction tips from those who know

Peter Cerexhe Can you win at property auctions through superior tactics? Auctioneers of fine art, livestock and office furniture offer their tips.

EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS

Find the missing pieces of your portfolio

David Potts With a single share trade you too could own some of Apple, Facebook, Google and hundreds of other global names.

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Money lessons from the Melbourne Cup

Harness the benefits: Learn financial lessons from the Melbourne Cup.

Scott Phillips The race that stops a nation can help you improve your financial position.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Running scared of shares has cost the cautious

Fear factor: There is a share market theory that a loss has three times the emotional impact of a gain which attempts to explain why stocks glide gently up like a hot air balloon but can plummet like stones when they come down.

Marcus Padley The GFC has left a big scar in the public's mind and many people are now highly share averse. More fool them.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Dentist a big hit with the radio set

Peter Sheridan poses with his Art Deco radio collection at his home in Elizabeth Bay.

James Cockington Sydney dentist Peter Sheridan has a collection of art deco radios that is regarded as the best in the world. So good is it that the Emir of Qatar recently offered to buy it all. Sheridan refused.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Getting cash to work harder

Mark Bouris You may have missed it, but on Tuesday the RBA kept interest rates on hold. Again

INSIGHT

Big banks are far from bulletproof

Clancy Yeates It's important to remember that the big four would not escape a severe economic slump unscathed.