John Addis OPINION Most investors need reliable financial advice. The problem is in finding it.
Melissa Browne The financial reward of your own business is worth considering when deciding how to grow your money.
David Potts Research finds there's no compensation for risk in equity markets.
THE HONEST BROKER
Marcus Padley It takes time for markets to build value and confidence, but this can be destroyed in a heartbeat.
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.
Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.
David Potts Chasing bank dividends has been a strategy that has paid in spades.
Mark Bouris When it comes to finance, divide your attention between what you can and can't control.
Penny Pryor Spread the risks, and always understand what you are investing in.
Greg Smith We regard commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF as an interesting opportunity.
Quirky Investments There's been a noticeable decline in people using self-managed super to splurge on art works and antiques.
John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.
Richard Livingston Forget the banks: there's one sure-fire way to get poor financial advice.
Greg Smith Given the healthy outlook for growth and a fully franked dividend, Collins Foods is well worth looking at.
WHERE TO INVEST
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.
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.
David Potts From feather duster last time, yours truly is rooster in the first week of our new four-week shares race.
Greg Smith Strength in the property market, especially in Queensland is good news for listed developer.
Stephen Crafti Rising property prices are leaving many people opting for apartments - some barely bigger than hotel rooms.
Nathan Bell Bank investors facing a stark reality: either Chinese banks are a bargain or Australian bank shareholders need to prepare for tougher times.