John Collett Just like amateur investors, fund managers can be seduced by investment fashions. Data shows that those funds which perform best avoid themes and judge each stock on its merits.
John Collett Market recoveries have made for a very good year for share-based managed funds and their investors.
Nathan Bell We all make mistakes - even seasoned investors. The key is to learn from them and move on.
Stephen Crafti Architecture from 1950s has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity; now it's the turn of '60s and '70s design.
James Cockington Naive art collected by retired Sydney schoolteacher Peter Fay is going under the hammer next week.
Emma Bi and Sheridan Prasso With Hong Kong's sharemarket and property market flagging, investors are pouring their money into taxi licences, fueling talk of a bubble.
Brian Han Building products maker is one of the ASX-listed companies that is most leveraged to the US housing recovery.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley August is the time to stand out, but let me tell you, for the broker analysts whose job it is to do that, this month is purgatory.
James Cockington Arcade machines which test your strength or predict your fate are now an established auction market, .
Stephen Crafti The approach of radical fashion designers has attracted a select audience of keen collectors.
Nathan Bell Here's how to get the nuts and bolts out of a company's result in half-an-hour.
John Collett Commonwealth Bank's 800,000 shareholders were pleasantly surprised by the bank's 10 per cent increase in full-year profit announced on Wednesday.
BELOW THE LINE
David Potts Having fled the sharemarket after it crashed for the safety of term deposits, many retirees are suffering a financial death by a thousand cuts.
Greg Smith Telstra recently reported another solid set of results, and declared a 14 cent dividend. Is it worth buying?
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Investing for youself can bring big rewards but you have to be wary, especially if you put your money into small companies.
John Collett Following a challenging couple of years, major insurers IAG, Suncorp and QBE are now showing signs of strength.
Nathan Bell History shows that "common knowledge" often comes before the fall.
Richard Livingston You've probably heard about starting early when it comes to saving – the power of compound interest and all that. It's true, but it's not quite that simple.
Stephen Crafti The bottom line with chairs is that the designs from the 1950s to '70s are sitting pretty.
Brian Han Diversified earnings base makes Programmed Maintenance a good bet as the economy improves.