Richard Livingston Imagine you're doing the grocery shopping. A glance at your Woolies iPhone app suggests you're out of Weet-Bix, priced at $5.49 a box. So you wander over to the cereal aisle to grab one.
David Potts The prevalence of computer-generated trading in the modern sharemarket has created an unpredictable, and sometimes dangerous, environment for investors.
Clancy Yeates If you keep an eye on the property market, you've probably heard about Australia's housing shortage.
John Kavanagh The listed property trust sector was a surprise standout performer during the 2011-12 financial year.
David Potts Although a slew of companies have already downgraded their profit hopes, market experts are pointing out that returns are higher, even if the outlook remains uncertain.
Annette Sampson Spare a thought for investors in pension products. While all super fund members copped a flogging during the global financial crisis, pension fund investors don't have the luxury of being able to...
Marcus Padley It has been an incredible three decades of asset speculation and price appreciation - in both shares and property.
Barbara Drury PIMCO boss Bill Gross has cult status on global bond markets. So when he recently declared that ''the cult of equity may be dying, but the cult of inflation may only have just begun'', you could...
Most young people struggle to buy their first home. It has never been easy but over the past decade, the big increase in property values has made it particularly hard.
Chris Zappone The era of flipping houses in a rising market is over with the data showing homes are changing hands at the slowest pace since at least 2000.
Food prices are about to take off again but you don't have to starve to get the better of them.
Investors are having one of their best years since the global financial crisis started.
Quirky Investments The Sotheby's Australia chairman, Geoffrey Smith, cautiously describes the results from the latest sale of Important Australian Art as ''solid'', adding that ''one successful sale does not make a...
Quirky Investments With doomsayers predicting the demise of the printed word, it's encouraging to see that books and related material still have some value. Great value, in some cases.
Quirky Investments We first picked up on the boom in pre-loved designer fashion in April last year when Leonard Joel held its first specialised auction on this theme in Melbourne.
Clancy Yeates About this time of year, many people are tempted by the lure of a holiday home.
Matthew Kidman There is a robust case to argue we could be heading towards cash rates of just 2 per cent.
Insight Small investors have some clear favourites when it comes to playing the stockmarket.
Quirky Investments Stamps are often nominated as the most expensive man-made objects on a value to weight ratio.
Buy in gloom and sell in boom is sharemarket advice that has been proved right over and again. There is no doubt that investors are gloomy; the question is, are we gloomy enough yet?