Property

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week

SHARES RAE

Dartboard winning the shares race with help from red-hot Alexium

David Potts Setting such a blistering pace in our shares race, the dartboard might need some of the fire-proofing that is the speciality of its top pick Alexium.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

Should you stash cash in the Caymans?

You've got it, but where do you stash it?

David Wilson Despite their freedom from income tax, these Caribbean islands may not be the haven they seem.

Your bank holdings under threat

Uncertainty: Inquiry set to trigger a shakeup in the banking industry.

Daryl Dixon Decisions need to be made on the banking industry - the savings of millions of Australians are at stake.

INSIGHT

Home prices coming off the boil

There are growing signs the housing market is beginning to cool.

Clancy Yeates Investing in property may have paid off handsomely over the last few years, but there are growing signs the market is starting to cool down.

UNDER THE RADAR

Charting Servcorp's impressive turnaround

Confidence: Marcus Moufarrige and Alf Moufarrige of Servcorp at the office in Sydney.

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

STRATEGIES

Hot hands and arrogance could cost you dear

Nobody like a smartass. Pride comes before a fall - which helps explain a lot about stock price movements.

Chris Brycki We tend to act irrationally when investing, something you should bear in mind if you want to avoid being burnt.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Klassic Kombi: Micro bus, macro price

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James Cockington A new Australian record is likely to be set next week, with a restored 1966 version nicknamed Buster expected to clear $70,000.

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's the best way to take advantage of Telstra buyback?

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George Cochrane Should I participate in the share buyback scheme being offered by Telstra?

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Invest time wisely to help your children reap the rewards

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Marcus Padley It's a subtle art talking to kids, whether about finance or life in general; it's not about telling them what to do, it's about telling them stories.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Buying well the key to long-term success

Subtle hint: RBA governor Glenn Stevens vaguely acknowledged property-price inflation but the cash rate stayed the same.

Mark Bouris Glenn Stevens' statement on interest rates was bland but should remind property investors that they must do their homework and invest wisely.

ASSET CHECK

Unsettling time for investors

Volatility is likely to be much higher in international sharemarkets.

Daryl Dixon The good times for superannuation fund and other share investors may have come to an end.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Hunt on for pioneer miners' jewellery

A crossed pick and shovel.

James Cockington In the colonial mining boom gold ornaments were specially commissioned. Very few have survived.

FLOATS

Share floats a bonanza for shareholders

Capital investment: Floats valued at $14 billion have been offered to the public in the last 12 months.

John Collett The past 12 months or so have seen a record number of floats on the sharemarket.

INVESTING

Never mind the profit outlook, feel the dividends

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Even as the dividends flowed something was missing from this year's profit reports, and perhaps more remarkably, nobody noticed.

REAL ESTATE

Not everyone is a winner

Penny Pryor dinkus.

Penny Pryor Auction clearance rates are rising, but amid the bidding frenzy, finding good advice on valuations is key.

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

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

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

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