Property

ONE-STOP SHOP

Investors flocking to ETFs

Pick'n'mix your assets, there are close to 100 exchange traded funds to choose from, writes David Potts.

PRIME MEDIA GROUP

TV stock worth a look

Prime Media Group.

Hot Stock Prime Media is leveraged to the programming strength of Seven, the number-one rated TV broadcaster in Australia

CELEBRITY COLLECTION

Gone Gaga for star signings

Michael Jackson.

Quirky Investments Tim Fredman's impressive collection of celebrity memorabilia is about to go under the hammer.

UNDER THE RADAR

Could Onthehouse provide a tasty morsel for REA?

Onthehouse.

Richard Hemming We don’t like Onthehouse because we think it makes sense for REA to buy it. We like it because it’s cheap.

PROPERTY

Head over heart the best tip

Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.

UNDER THE RADAR

Big returns in low-cost retirement and housing

Richard Hemming Investors are piling into small cap stocks that are catering for those retiring or looking for a low entry point into the property market.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Just the ticket for a fan

James Cockington Two of the rarest items of Australian sporting memorabilia are being auctioned this week.

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hot real estate spells danger for banks

 

John Addis In the end, growing mortgage repayments must be serviced by growing incomes.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Financial advice: commissions aren't the problem

Commission

Richard Livingston As long as everyone is convinced commissions are the problem, the financial behemoths are winning the war against you.

HOT STOCK

Value seen in Tokyo real estate

Residential and commercial buildings in Tokyo.

Greg Smith We have a bullish view on the Japanese economy and see an overdue resurgence in Japanese property prices

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The dirty washing of franking credits

Kerry Packer.

Richard Livingston Kerry Packer wasn't shy about minimising his tax obligations, but it's doubtful he would have become a 'dividend washer'.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How to profit from small stocks

Smaller stocks

Nathan Bell It's much harder to make money from minnows - but it's possible if you're prepared to be prudent.

REAL ESTATE

Not everyone is a winner

Penny Pryor dinkus.

Penny Pryor Auction clearance rates are rising, but amid the bidding frenzy, finding good advice on valuations is key.

GETTING STARTED

No rewards for plunging into risky shares

David Potts Research finds there's no compensation for risk in equity markets.

THE HONEST BROKER

Stocks go up like a balloon, down like a rocket

Balloon

Marcus Padley It takes time for markets to build value and confidence, but this can be destroyed in a heartbeat.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Digging for bargains in the rubble

Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.

ALTERNATIVES

Working the yield of dreams

blueskyday.

John Collett With interest rates on hold, it's a good idea to look around for higher returns.

DIVIDENDS

Bank dividends are too good to be true

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Chasing bank dividends has been a strategy that has paid in spades.

INVESTING

Discounts can cost you in the end

Mortgage discounts can cost you in the end.

Mark Bouris When it comes to finance, divide your attention between what you can and can't control.