David Potts Research finds there's no compensation for risk in equity markets.
THE HONEST BROKER
Marcus Padley It takes time for markets to build value and confidence, but this can be destroyed in a heartbeat.
Richard Livingston A new book means all the world is talking about HFT - everyone it seems but the people who should be talking about it.
Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.
David Potts Chasing bank dividends has been a strategy that has paid in spades.
Mark Bouris When it comes to finance, divide your attention between what you can and can't control.
Penny Pryor Spread the risks, and always understand what you are investing in.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming What are the big themes that are likely to affect little companies next year?
David Potts Lost in the fact that economists have been cutting their forecasts for next year is that they still expect growth to improve.
Brendan Swift Australian investors are sitting pretty as the calendar year draws to a close, thanks to stellar returns from residential property and equities.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley Here, condensed into a few easy-to-digest dot points, is all you need to know about the sharemarket.
Richard Livingston It makes sense to control your own super fund if you limit your costs to 1 per cent.
Andrew Tangel and Chris O'Brien Though still far from the mainstream and too complex for the average consumer, Bitcoin has grown well past its roots as the plaything of anarchists and hackers.
Richard Evans The bad habits you need to kick and the good ones you need to acquire for your finances to flourish in the New Year.
Jasper Copping If you are an art enthusiast tempted to splash out on an apparent bargain, you might want to think again.
Ben Martin For those investors able to afford them, classic cars and watches, rather than traditional stock markets, are where the most impressive returns can be found.
Noel Whittaker I'm 26, with $150,000 in savings. Property in Budapest is cheap but would buying there be a good way to use my money?
FOLLOW THE MONEY
Katherine Jimenez Like many high net worth investors, Gerry Harvey is looking to move beyond the 'safe stuff'.
Gareth Hutchens What is the state of Australian employment? Not that great, but it's not that bad either.
Katherine Jimenez Offshore stocks have provided Aussie investors with some of the strongest returns seen in years - a trend that's set to continue in 2014