Caitlin Fitzsimmons It's not just that one in three buyers are investors, it's also that they're disproportionately competing with first-home buyers.
Scott Phillips In recent weeks, we've been looking at some of the attributes of a great company, on the premise that the better the business, the greater our chance of investment success.
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Scott Phillips Any time you read "accepted wisdom", you should ask yourself whether that's simply code for "I just use the same tired cliches as everyone else".
James Cockington Sculptor Arthur Fleischmann spent a productive 10 years in Sydney, but his works from this period were kept in storage for half a century, and will now be sold.
Scott Phillips The best companies in Australia are surrounded by moats – although not the ones you are thinking of.
Daryl Dixon Accumulating large amounts in super will be more difficult even if the budget measures to restrict non-concessional super contributions are modified.
Daryl Dixon By highlighting the increased risk for both investors and the banking system of an oversupply of apartments and commercial real estate, the Reserve Bank has added to the normal uncertainty facing...
John Collett Kate Donnelly has tens of thousands of dollars saved. The problem is the money is held in an online saver and a bank account earning next to nothing.
John Collett Increasing bad debt provisions, dividends under threat and falling share prices are giving long-term big-bank shareholders pause to think.
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Marcus Padley At some price every stock becomes dangerous, even so-called defensive assets such as Transurban and Sydney Airport.
Scott Phillips Have you ever wondered why so many investors are enamoured with dividends?
Graham Witcomb There's Coles and Woolies, Qantas and Virgin, but the new duopoly in town is Primary Health Care and Sonic Healthcare.
Noel Whittaker A reader asks Noel Whittaker how dividend income overcomes the volatility of shares.
James Cockington There are people driving around today with number plates worth more than their cars.
Melissa Browne If you think investing in the sharemarket is just a form of gambling but know you should learn more about it, read on.
James Cockington Prices for vintage skateboards have taken off over the past 10 years or so.
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Scott Phillips The rear vision mirror isn't for looking forwards - extrapolation from the past can lead investors astray.
Jessica Sier Investing sage Warren Buffett has delivered his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders; those fortunate holders of the $US200,000 stock.
Scott Phillips Throw away the textbooks: investment risk is not the same as volatility.
James Cockington Painter Judy Cassab left "an indelible mark on the story of Australian art", with her portraits of everyone from prime ministers to princesses.