Property

GETTING STARTED

Lodes of reasons for silver's decline

David Potts The prices of silver and gold were once closely entwined. Now the precious metals are going their separate ways.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Why you need us looking after your trades

Marcus Padley Brokers don't come free, but think about the wealth of information and expertise you get in return.

ASK NOEL

Rental income a taxing issue

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker We own a townhouse, which is rented at $450 a week. We're off to Europe for 12 months - what are our tax obligations?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hero to zero; iron ore now drags chain

A generic photo of miner's hard hats hanging in a lunch room at a Northern Territory Iron Ore Mine.
Photo Glenn Campbell

Nathan Bell Iron-related stocks are in trouble and the falling price of iron ore looks likely to hit the economy hard.

GETTING STARTED

The enigma of Westfield ownership

David Potts Next time you pop into a Westfield, think who owns it. The Lowys? That’s what I would have said, too.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

iSentia's share price is a fragile flower

Nathan Bell Above the float price, there's already a good argument to take profits and get out.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Vintage in vogue

Vintage is in vogue.

James Cockington Vintage clothing, especially haute couture, is now collected in the same way as fine art, and investors are tentatively entering the scene.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Silver a good investment for collectors

Quirky investments June 25

lots 653_1, 653_2, and 653_3 refer to:
Stuart Devlin, London 1985

Silver Gilt Egg
with textured exterior surface and polished band, opening to reveal a fisherman with a marlin on a line, set on green enamel base, hallmarked, number 143

SOLD FOR $384 including Buyer's Premium

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James Cockington The precious metal is being increasingly seen as more than gold's poor relation.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six questions for your financial planner

Compromised? Ask the right questions to see whether you're getting independent advice.

John Addis OPINION Most investors need reliable financial advice. The problem is in finding it.

GETTING STARTED

Starting your own business could be the best investment of all

Melissa Browne The financial reward of your own business is worth considering when deciding how to grow your money.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Plenty to see in doctors' golden horde

Lot 534: Norman Lindsay - The Introduction. The Cammack Collection.

James Cockington At 99, Dr Bill Cammack has decided to sell the hundreds of artworks he and his wife collected over more than 60 years.

HOT STOCK

Get some skin in the chicken game with KFC owner

Greg Smith Given the healthy outlook for growth and a fully franked dividend, Collins Foods is well worth looking at.

UNDER THE RADAR

Reckon? It looks like a good punt

Looking up: Reckon’s shares are bouncing back.

Richard Hemming Accounting software specialist Reckon is walking the walk when it comes to its online product suite.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

High flyer explores his passion for pottery

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James Cockington Kevin Power has a new passion - the pottery of Tasmanian master cratsman John Campbell.

MARKETS

Prospects good for share investors

Daryl Dixon While the hunt for yield has definitely boosted share prices, the prospects for investors remain good.

DOLLAR DAZZLER

Why the dollar is defying the Reserve Bank

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Don’t tell anyone, but our dollar has actually risen in value since the Reserve’s last rate cut.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Art attracts some smart money

Contemporary performer: Jeffrey Smart's Antibes (1965) sold for $536,800.

James Cockington If fine art sales are an economic barometer, then good times may be ahead.

HOT STOCK

Investor appetite for Sunland is building

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Sunland is looking attractive to investors.

Greg Smith Strength in the property market, especially in Queensland is good news for listed developer.

Share collapse or just a correction? Jury is still out

It looks as if markets could be building a floor, though the volatility is expected to continue

John Collett Global economic fears and the Ebola scare have and sent Australia's shares tumbling. But some experts can see an upside.

OFFSHORE INVESTMENT

Want big returns? Go global

photo illustration by Jamie Smetkowski.  Money cover 23 July 2014. money cover. The world is your oyster.  Photo illustration by Jamie Smetkowski.

David Potts With a fall in the dollar expected, the US and Europe are the places to invest.