See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week
THE MOTLEY FOOL
Scott Phillips As sure as night follows day, busts have followed booms since time immemorial. So are you ready for the next recession?
James Cockington What sells and what doesn't remains a mystery that tantalises even the auction experts.
Kate Jones There's a number of paths to success in property investing. But which will bring the biggest rewards?
NUMBERS YOU NEED
John Collett 5.3 per cent
Sally Patten If the going gets rough, investors should remember one of the key lessons from the GFC.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley The great thing about the stock market at the end of the year is that you can look back and see everything that you should have known.
David Potts With bonds offering ultra low and even negative yields dividend paying shares are more attractive to investors. Indispensable even.
David Potts Thinking of buying a beach shack or a hideaway in the hills? Take a breath – you could end up with a whole heap of hassle.
Kate Jones There are holiday properties for less than $200,000. It’s just a matter of scouting them out.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming With the gold price rebounding from its lows and the dollar weaker, smaller gold producers are running hot.
Stephen Crafti They were made to amuse children but many adults will pay silly money for vintage tin toys.
Richard Livingston Often regarded as the world's most successful investor, Warren Buffett says the first rule of making money is never to lose money.
THE MOTLEY FOOL
Scott Phillips It's time to forget your bad old habits and start living your financial life more healthily. Here's how.
Richard Livingston If dividend imputation rules change, expect the share prices of the banks and Telstra to fall over a cliff.
GET RICH, QUICK
Alexandra Cain Small changes can lead to big increases in how much your investments return, writes Alexandra Cain.
Nathan Bell Bank stocks are masquerading as the market's miracle-makers but are far riskier than most investors appreciate.
Clancy Yeates Over the past four months or so, the banks have lagged the broader market. What's going on?
David Potts Payouts aren't up a great deal - bar a few spectacular exceptions - but more companies are paying them.
James Cockington Experts have noticed that results of fine art auctions seem to echo those of the real estate market.