David Potts Wall Street threw a wobbly when Ben Bernanke, head of the Fed, said he might ease off with money printing next year
John Collett Property investors making losses on their properties must be crossing their fingers that house prices keep rising.
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.
James Cockington Rare vinyl is now a big business and some Australian records are becoming speculative investments.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Investors can expect to see the big stores' share prices keep climbing, at least in the short term.
Richard Livingston Investing is a long game. You need to stay the course and ignore the predictions.
UNDER THE RADAR
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.
Nathan Bell Whatever you think of the morality, shorting stocks is a dangerous game with potentially unlimited losses.
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
Marcus Padley Money is an amazing motivator; it causes us to do astonishing things. But does it make us happy?
Brian Han Industry-wide gloom is masking what is a strong cyclical play with a healthy balance sheet.
Rod Myer Power and gas group AGL Energy has built up some spark in its share price in recent times.
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.
James Cockington Forty years after they were taken, the works of Angus O'Callaghan are very much in demand.
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.
John Collett Those refinancing their mortgages with large equity in their houses hold a whip hand in getting a better deal.
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
Barbara Drury Australian shares hit a sweet spot last year, whipped up by investors with a taste for dividends.
David Potts What stands out among the tips by economists for this financial year is the one for property: it's not there.
Brian Han The New South Wales state government has invited Crown Limited to move to closer towards its proposed six-star hotel in Sydney.