Property

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Just the ticket for a fan

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

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Hunt on for pioneer miners' jewellery

A crossed pick and shovel.

James Cockington In the colonial mining boom gold ornaments were specially commissioned. Very few have survived.

FLOATS

Share floats a bonanza for shareholders

Capital investment: Floats valued at $14 billion have been offered to the public in the last 12 months.

John Collett The past 12 months or so have seen a record number of floats on the sharemarket.

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.

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.

INVESTING

Mixing it up key to success

Penny Pryor dinkus.

Penny Pryor Spread the risks, and always understand what you are investing in.

HOT STOCK

Litigation funder steps up growth

Greg Smith We regard commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF as an interesting opportunity.

INVESTING

The head now rules the art

When it comes to investing through self-managed super, the head now rules the art.

Quirky Investments There's been a noticeable decline in people using self-managed super to splurge on art works and antiques.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Self-managed funds no walk in wonderland

John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The investing seminar stitch-up

There's one sure-fire way to get poor financial advice.

Richard Livingston Forget the banks: there's one sure-fire way to get poor financial advice.

WHERE TO INVEST

The ABC of investing

The ABCs of investing.

You didn't need the budget to tell you that you are on your own, although a reminder every now and then never goes astray.