James Cockington Two of the rarest items of Australian sporting memorabilia are being auctioned this week.
James Cockington In the colonial mining boom gold ornaments were specially commissioned. Very few have survived.
John Collett The past 12 months or so have seen a record number of floats on the sharemarket.
John Addis In the end, growing mortgage repayments must be serviced by growing incomes.
Richard Livingston As long as everyone is convinced commissions are the problem, the financial behemoths are winning the war against you.
Greg Smith We have a bullish view on the Japanese economy and see an overdue resurgence in Japanese property prices
Richard Livingston Kerry Packer wasn't shy about minimising his tax obligations, but it's doubtful he would have become a 'dividend washer'.
Nathan Bell It's much harder to make money from minnows - but it's possible if you're prepared to be prudent.
Penny Pryor Auction clearance rates are rising, but amid the bidding frenzy, finding good advice on valuations is key.
David Potts Research finds there's no compensation for risk in equity markets.
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Marcus Padley It takes time for markets to build value and confidence, but this can be destroyed in a heartbeat.
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.
Greg Smith We regard commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF as an interesting opportunity.
Quirky Investments There's been a noticeable decline in people using self-managed super to splurge on art works and antiques.
John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.
Richard Livingston Forget the banks: there's one sure-fire way to get poor financial advice.
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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.