Property

GETTING STARTED

Bernanke speaks and we all tremble

Ben Bernanke.

David Potts Wall Street threw a wobbly when Ben Bernanke, head of the Fed, said he might ease off with money printing next year

SUPER

Not a time for tax losses and capital gain

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John Collett Property investors making losses on their properties must be crossing their fingers that house prices keep rising.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Smashing result for Asian vases under the hammer

A PAIR OF WUCAI ?DRAGON AND PHOENIX? BOWLS MARKS AND PERIOD OF KANGXI

ESTIMATE $30,000-50,000, ?Sold for $195,200.

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James Cockington June is the cruellest month, at least in auction circles. Experts say they traditionally struggle to shift product at the end of the financial year. Wallets seem to open more easily in warm weather.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Check your vinyl and you could find a small fortune

Story by: James Cockington
Photo: Ken Irwin KEN 26th September 2013 The Age. Money
Glenn Terry in his record shop,

James Cockington Rare vinyl is now a big business and some Australian records are becoming speculative investments.

UNDER THE RADAR

Sales down, stocks up: the retail conundrum

White goods

Richard Hemming Investors can expect to see the big stores' share prices keep climbing, at least in the short term.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Preparation and diversification the key to good investing

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Richard Livingston Investing is a long game. You need to stay the course and ignore the predictions.

UNDER THE RADAR

A good investment, but has business grown too fast?

Richard Hemming Shares in iProperty have doubled in value in the past three months but some insiders say it's gone too far, too fast.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The dark art of short selling

Abacus

Nathan Bell Whatever you think of the morality, shorting stocks is a dangerous game with potentially unlimited losses.

John Collett

Local bourse will suffer if US defaults

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John Collett The picture is a worrying one for Australian investors if the impasse with the US debt ceiling is not resolved by the Thursday deadline.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

What does money mean to you?

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Marcus Padley Money is an amazing motivator; it causes us to do astonishing things. But does it make us happy?

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HOT STOCK

Boral set to cement its position

Brian Han Industry-wide gloom is masking what is a strong cyclical play with a healthy balance sheet.

THE CHARTIST

Sustained energy for AGL as rise threatens to power up

Rod Myer Power and gas group AGL Energy has built up some spark in its share price in recent times.

Intelligent Investor

Don't be fooled by quick money

Nathan Bell If there's one thing company directors should do more often, apart from taking a pay cut, is to cut the pay of shareholders.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Milking popularity of lost shots

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James Cockington Forty years after they were taken, the works of Angus O'Callaghan are very much in demand.

PROPERTY

Vegas a winner for Australian fund manager

Las Vegas.

John Collett Sydney boutique fund manager PM Capital has returned almost 63 per cent over the financial year, largely through playing the recovery in Las Vegas house prices.

MORTGAGES

Got equity? Shop for a better rate

Rates

John Collett Those refinancing their mortgages with large equity in their houses hold a whip hand in getting a better deal.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Premiers of '36 take a mark

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James Cockington Australian Football League and old Victorian Football League memorabilia from last century and the 1930s is reaching record prices, even beating cricket memorabilia prices for the first time.

SHARES AND YIELDS

Sweat the small stuff to safeguard returns

Free guide on Picking the Direction of Shares

Barbara Drury Australian shares hit a sweet spot last year, whipped up by investors with a taste for dividends.

GETTING STARTED

For once, the hare just might beat the tortoise

David Potts

David Potts What stands out among the tips by economists for this financial year is the one for property: it's not there.

HOT STOCKS

Early days for a new player

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Brian Han The New South Wales state government has invited Crown Limited to move to closer towards its proposed six-star hotel in Sydney.