Property

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Lowy family signs up to doubter list

Nathan Bell When the smart money sells down, why wouldn't you follow suit? That's a question shareholders in Westfield Retail Trust are asking themselves.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

A collection for the board room

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James Cockington Baby boomers are spending big on vintage surfboards to hang on their walls and show that, once upon a time, they were young too.

Intelligent Investor

Ten signs your stock will double

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Nathan Bell Everyone loves the idea of buying stocks that double in price. But how do you spot them? Here are 10 quick pointers:

HOT STOCK

Sun rises with general insurance the star

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Hot Stock Suncorp is making strides on its path to delivering value to shareholders by stripping out cost, winding down non-core banking, improving general insurance margins and returning capital.

GETTING SETTLED

Could you manage it all by yourself?

Alex Haddad

Sylvia Pennington Buying an investment property isn't the end of the story. You need to manage it and that can, sometimes, be very tricky.

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Mark Bouris

Soar on the upsurge of a windfall

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Mark Bouris I'm used to hearing ''I don't have enough money'', but what about the people who do?

Case study – Georgina Rosos

John Kavanagh Georgina Rosos’ experience as a nurse in the intensive-care unit of a Brisbane hospital has made her realise how unpredictable life can be.

Quirky Investments

Modernist masters' stocks soar

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James Cockington Twentieth-century design is a boom area in the auction scene, showing little sign of slowing after a decade of inflating prices.

Back in the game

Bull market boosts trading online

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John Kavanagh The recovery in the share market over the past year has prompted a flurry of activity in the online broking sector, where several players have updated their offers or launched new ones in a bid to...

Hot Stock

Popular junior Telco plans even more acquisitions

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Hot Stock M2 Telecommunications boasts a strong double-digit EPS growth outlook, is financially sound and generates significant free cash flows.

Quirky Investments

Valuable hole in your pocket

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James Cockington This year marks the 200th anniversary of Australia's first coin, the holey dollar, and prices are rising close to $500,000.

Beyond the thin red line

Robin Boyd-designed house.

Stephen Crafti 'Who designed it?' tends to be a more weighty question than 'how big is it?' when it comes to house values.

Quirky Investments

Crime pays for bidders

Cartier Diamond Ring

Quirky Investments It seems to be common these days for police departments to promote their crime-fighting prowess by displaying the proceeds of crime, as they are usually described on television news.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Banish that monkey business

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Nathan Bell Had your garden-variety primate randomly selected five stocks in March 2009, chances are it would now be sitting on huge capital gains, contemplating reinvesting them in bananas by the truckload.

INVESTING

ASX to offer bond trading

John Kavanagh A new investment market will open for retail investors in May when the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) offers exchange-traded Australian government bonds.

BLOOMING

Japaneasing is just the start

Kyoto's cherry blossoms emerge from winter.

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Barbara Drury Japan's muscular new approach to monetary policy has breathed new life into its moribund sharemarket.

Getting Started

Dollar leads us on a merry chase

David Potts Whoever claims to know where the dollar is going is either a charlatan or delusional. Unless it's me, in which case being wrong will do.

BANKS & MINES

Dig deep for a decent return

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David Potts With so little on offer from a bank or bond, it's no wonder the sharemarket is rising. The surprise is where it's occurring. Or rather, not occurring.

Quirky Investments

Kangaroo stamps - the sincerest form of philately

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James Cockington A sale of a great collection Kangaroo and Map stamps - which were first released 100 years ago - should net about $1.4 million.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Just what the doctor ordered

The Age, News.Auction of old medical equiptment at Leski auctions .Pic Simon Schluter 22 April 2013.

James Cockington Finally, a golden opportunity to pick up that vintage operating table, adjustable and on wheels, that you've always wanted.