Potts Spot Inflation's under control and the Reserve's holding fire, with money going cheap it may be time to take stock.
Times are tough in property but owners can still thrive by getting back to basics, writes Jason Clout.
Annette Sampson It is often said investors would be much better off if they approached share investing in the same way they buy property.
Collect That slab of concrete where you park your car is now one of the most valuable pieces of city real estate, rivalling office and apartment space for cost per square metre.
Chris Vedelago and Nathan Partenza Melbourne's rental market turns in favour of tenants with vacancy rates - particularly for high-end apartments - hitting a six-year high.
Marcus Padley From 1941 to the low in 1974, the average annual compound return on the All Ordinaries index for 33 years was 2.9 per cent.
Reforms to the laws covering financial planners soon to be voted on by Federal Parliament will be ''fantastic'' for those who sign up for advice after July 1, consumer advocate Choice says, but will...
Barbara Drury Phillip di Bella started his coffee business 10 years ago with $5000 of his own money, a borrowed roasting machine and a determination to use his brains, not his wallet, to get ahead.
Hot Stock Bank-bashing season is in full flight and the Commonwealth Bank has painted a big target on its crest.
John Collett Australian listed property had a spectacular fall from grace during the worst of the GFC, when prices fell almost 80 per cent between their peak in February 2007 and the bottom in March 2009.
Potts Spot Hybrid shares are complex instruments that promise more than they deliver. Better to avoid the pitfalls and play it straight.
Penny Pryor A new report predicts that as the world economic storm abates and trading equities becomes easier, Australians will raise their direct holdings.
John Collett More than $1 billion was withdrawn by investors from multi-sector funds in the three months of July, August and September last year as investors took flight, rattled by the deepening European debt...
John Kavanagh Australian fixed interest was the top-performing asset class in 2011. Investors bid up the price of bonds as they shifted to defensive assets in response to the European sovereign debt crisis and...
Eric Johnston Quickly try to answer these off the top of your head.
Potts Spot JUST what we don't need, an index that measures property prices daily.
Penny Pryor Many in Generation Y stay out of equities and don't realise wealth can be built from small amounts.
Quirky Investments If you find the modest returns from cash uninspiring, you might want to pay closer attention to the notes in your wallet - you could be sitting on a fortune.
George Cochrane MY PARENTS and I own a house together and have equal shares among the three of us. The house has been their home for 20 years and I did not charge them rent on my portion of the house.
Celebrity Chat Channel [V] presenter Carissa Walford would have an anxiety attack if she didn't have savings.