Property

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Buyers not sold on Australian art

 

James Cockington Lukewarm market for Australian art could heat up thanks to a major London exhibition.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Oligopolies as safe as money in the banks

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Marcus Padley There are the banks. Then there's the rest of the market. If you're trying to grow your money, start with the banks.

GETTING STARTED

The curse of predicting currency fluctuations

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David Potts Nobody can know for sure where the dollar is going, let alone when it'll get there, so getting that call right takes consummate luck.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Gauging real value of a company is no easy task

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Nathan Bell Probably the simplest valuation tool in the investor's tool kit is the price-to-book ratio.

GETTING STARTED

Bernanke speaks and we all tremble

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David Potts Wall Street threw a wobbly when Ben Bernanke, head of the Fed, said he might ease off with money printing next year

SUPER

Not a time for tax losses and capital gain

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John Collett Property investors making losses on their properties must be crossing their fingers that house prices keep rising.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Smashing result for Asian vases under the hammer

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ESTIMATE $30,000-50,000, ?Sold for $195,200.

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James Cockington June is the cruellest month, at least in auction circles. Experts say they traditionally struggle to shift product at the end of the financial year. Wallets seem to open more easily in warm weather.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Check your vinyl and you could find a small fortune

Story by: James Cockington
Photo: Ken Irwin KEN 26th September 2013 The Age. Money
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James Cockington Rare vinyl is now a big business and some Australian records are becoming speculative investments.

UNDER THE RADAR

Sales down, stocks up: the retail conundrum

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Richard Hemming Investors can expect to see the big stores' share prices keep climbing, at least in the short term.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Preparation and diversification the key to good investing

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Richard Livingston Investing is a long game. You need to stay the course and ignore the predictions.

UNDER THE RADAR

A good investment, but has business grown too fast?

Richard Hemming Shares in iProperty have doubled in value in the past three months but some insiders say it's gone too far, too fast.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The dark art of short selling

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Nathan Bell Whatever you think of the morality, shorting stocks is a dangerous game with potentially unlimited losses.

John Collett

Local bourse will suffer if US defaults

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John Collett The picture is a worrying one for Australian investors if the impasse with the US debt ceiling is not resolved by the Thursday deadline.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

What does money mean to you?

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Marcus Padley Money is an amazing motivator; it causes us to do astonishing things. But does it make us happy?

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HOT STOCK

Boral set to cement its position

Brian Han Industry-wide gloom is masking what is a strong cyclical play with a healthy balance sheet.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Demergers let shareholders multiply by division

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Nathan Bell Demergers are back in fashion and, unlike the '90s "grunge" look, we're pleased to see them again, as there's plenty of evidence they create value for shareholders.

GETTING SETTLED

Winning start to commercial career

Mel Koutchavlis outside her investment property in Redfern. Photographed Thursday 17th October 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH MONEY 131017

Christine Long The long leases make commercial property attractive to investors.

Australia's first Holden offered for sale at $1m

Peter Briggs with the 1946 Holden Prototype.

James Cockington The first Holden to be made in Australia, a prototype for what became known as the 48-215 - now referred to as the FX or Holden Humpy - is up for sale at the Motorclassica auction at Melbourne's...

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Classic cars are pulling in the bids again

Tim Burrows with the 1913 Hispano-Suiza that he will be selling at Melbourne classic car auction.
18th October 2013
Photo: Steven Siewert

James Cockington From a Lamborghini Miura to the first Australian-made Holden an upcoming auction has a classic car for everyone.

THE CHARTIST

Sustained energy for AGL as rise threatens to power up

Rod Myer Power and gas group AGL Energy has built up some spark in its share price in recent times.