Property

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six questions for your financial planner

John Addis OPINION Most investors need reliable financial advice. The problem is in finding it.

GETTING STARTED

Starting your own business could be the best investment of all

Melissa Browne The financial reward of your own business is worth considering when deciding how to grow your money.

GETTING STARTED

No rewards for plunging into risky shares

David Potts Research finds there's no compensation for risk in equity markets.

THE HONEST BROKER

Stocks go up like a balloon, down like a rocket

Balloon

Marcus Padley It takes time for markets to build value and confidence, but this can be destroyed in a heartbeat.

INVESTING

Government should act on high-frequency trading

asx

Richard Livingston A new book means all the world is talking about HFT - everyone it seems but the people who should be talking about it.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Digging for bargains in the rubble

Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.

DIVIDENDS

Bank dividends are too good to be true

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Chasing bank dividends has been a strategy that has paid in spades.

INVESTING

Discounts can cost you in the end

Mortgage discounts can cost you in the end.

Mark Bouris When it comes to finance, divide your attention between what you can and can't control.

INVESTING

Mixing it up key to success

Penny Pryor dinkus.

Penny Pryor Spread the risks, and always understand what you are investing in.

HOT STOCK

Litigation funder steps up growth

Greg Smith We regard commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF as an interesting opportunity.

INVESTING

The head now rules the art

When it comes to investing through self-managed super, the head now rules the art.

Quirky Investments There's been a noticeable decline in people using self-managed super to splurge on art works and antiques.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Self-managed funds no walk in wonderland

John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The investing seminar stitch-up

There's one sure-fire way to get poor financial advice.

Richard Livingston Forget the banks: there's one sure-fire way to get poor financial advice.

HOT STOCK

Get some skin in the chicken game with KFC owner

Greg Smith Given the healthy outlook for growth and a fully franked dividend, Collins Foods is well worth looking at.

WHERE TO INVEST

The ABC of investing

The ABCs of investing.

You didn't need the budget to tell you that you are on your own, although a reminder every now and then never goes astray.

Full-service brokers: we're worth every cent

Marcus Padley Try getting your personal financial issues sorted by a 20-year-old at a call centre - then you'll see why you're paying $19.95 a trade.

SHARES RACE

From feather duster back to rooster as market slips back

The competition starts afresh with participants racing to see who can makes the best virtual pile of cash.

David Potts From feather duster last time, yours truly is rooster in the first week of our new four-week shares race.

HOT STOCK

Investor appetite for Sunland is building

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Sunland is looking attractive to investors.

Greg Smith Strength in the property market, especially in Queensland is good news for listed developer.

PROPERTY

Big lives in small spaces

High demand for accommodation is fuelling the trend in Sydney and Melbourne.

Stephen Crafti Rising property prices are leaving many people opting for apartments - some barely bigger than hotel rooms.

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Bank valuations defy China risks

Nathan Bell Bank investors facing a stark reality: either Chinese banks are a bargain or Australian bank shareholders need to prepare for tougher times.