Property

CELEBRITY COLLECTION

Gone Gaga for star signings

Quirky Investments Tim Fredman's impressive collection of celebrity memorabilia is about to go under the hammer.

UNDER THE RADAR

Could Onthehouse provide a tasty morsel for REA?

Onthehouse.

Richard Hemming We don’t like Onthehouse because we think it makes sense for REA to buy it. We like it because it’s cheap.

SHARES RACE

Buy-and-hold strategy wins; all eyes now on US interest rates

David Potts A stumble at the finish line as the market held its breath over Wall Street wasn't enough to stop Money's me from winning the four-week round of our shares race.

ASK NOEL

Investing to pay for university

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker How can we turn $30,000 into more than $150,000 within 18 to 20 years to pay for our child's university?

PROPERTY

Head over heart the best tip

Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.

UNDER THE RADAR

Big returns in low-cost retirement and housing

Richard Hemming Investors are piling into small cap stocks that are catering for those retiring or looking for a low entry point into the property market.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Just the ticket for a fan

James Cockington Two of the rarest items of Australian sporting memorabilia are being auctioned this week.

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.

GETTING STARTED

Weighing a bubble against a slump

David Potts

David Potts It'll be a good six months before the RBA even thinks about lifting interest rates. And while cheap mortgages are propping up property prices, don't expect great wonders from here on.

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INVESTING

Government should act on high-frequency trading

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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

Hot real estate spells danger for banks

 

John Addis In the end, growing mortgage repayments must be serviced by growing incomes.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Financial advice: commissions aren't the problem

Commission

Richard Livingston As long as everyone is convinced commissions are the problem, the financial behemoths are winning the war against you.

UNDER THE RADAR

Ageing boomers point the way for 2014

Richard Hemming What will be the main drivers of the small caps market in 2014? We asked the experts.

FURTHER AFIELD

Offshore paydays loom in bourse boom

Katherine Jimenez Offshore stocks have provided Aussie investors with some of the strongest returns seen in years - a trend that's set to continue in 2014

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Beauty from the sea

James Cockington Beach shack chic is going mainstream with artists such as James Edwards finding a strong market for their work.

ASK NOEL

Bigger lump sum or decent pension?

Noel Whittaker What's the best pension plan with a big mortgage but a bad history of handling lump sums?

Retail

Why Harvey Norman has run out of steam

Gerry Harvey.

Nathan Bell This may sound like value investing heresy - I recommend you sell Harvey Norman, largely because it has a strong balance sheet and an owner manager.

WEALTH

Wolf of Wall Street: Reformed but far from sheepish

Jordan Belfort.

Katherine Rushton He's now a reformed character but Jordan Belfdort used to be the embodiment of Wall Street excess – so much so that Martin Scorsese has made a film about him.

ASK NOEL

London calling but is it a bridge too far?

Ask Noel

Noel Whittaker We want to sell our share portfolio, borrow $100,000 and buy a property in London for our children.

HOME STYLE

Benefits of living in the past

The AGE Interior of a Pettit & Sevitt.

Stephen Crafti Architecture from 1950s has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity; now it's the turn of '60s and '70s design.