Property

ASK NOEL

A fix over flat

Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

THE FIRST XI

Stocks with a top edge

 

David Potts If you pick a portfolio like a cricket side, look past one-dayers, and think of the Test.

PROPERTY

Putting a Dent in our economy's future

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David Potts US economist Harry Dent is on a mission, frightening the bejesus out of anyone who owns property.

GETTING STARTED

Interest news good for lenders, not so for savers

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David Potts Always one for jumping ahead of itself, the market has decided interest rates will rise next year.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Note to investors: not all money will make money

James Cockington Rare violins, gold, stamps and coins are seen as safe investments but banknotes are yet to join this blue-chip category.

SUPER POWER

Magnify those savings

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John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Would you invest $5000 in a parcel tag?

Parcel tag

James Cockington The largest collection of this extremely niche asset class has just gone under the hammer with blow-your-mind results.

ASK NOEL

The super cap is hard to shift

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Noel Whittaker I would like to contribute more than the $25,000 limit into my super account. Is there a way to do it?

HOME LOANS

Ten more mortgage myths to bust

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Mark Bouris Informed borrowers make better choices, so here are another 10 mortgage myths we can bust:

HOT STOCK

Trade Me a pay-off for the patient

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Brian Han The interim results of New Zealand's leading online company show a set of numbers weighed down by the current reinvestment strategy.

ONE-STOP SHOP

Investors flocking to ETFs

Investors are flocking to exchange traded funds.

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

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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

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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?

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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.

GETTING STARTED

Low bond yields bolster sharemarket

David Potts

David Potts Whenever the sharemarket wobbles, remember the best way to cope is by checking out interest rates.

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.

INVESTING

Government should act on high-frequency trading

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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.

PROPERTY

Big lives in small spaces

High demand for accommodation is fuelling the trend in Sydney and Melbourne.

Stephen Crafti Rising property prices are leaving many people opting for apartments - some barely bigger than hotel rooms.

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