Brian Han Trade Me dominates the New Zealand digital landscape with an unassailable online leadership position in auctions, as well as property and automotive classifieds.
John Collett Just like amateur investors, fund managers can be seduced by investment fashions. Data shows that those funds which perform best avoid themes and judge each stock on its merits.
John Collett Market recoveries have made for a very good year for share-based managed funds and their investors.
Nathan Bell We all make mistakes - even seasoned investors. The key is to learn from them and move on.
Stephen Crafti Architecture from 1950s has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity; now it's the turn of '60s and '70s design.
James Cockington Naive art collected by retired Sydney schoolteacher Peter Fay is going under the hammer next week.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley August is the time to stand out, but let me tell you, for the broker analysts whose job it is to do that, this month is purgatory.
Brian Han Diversified earnings base makes Programmed Maintenance a good bet as the economy improves.
Emma Bi and Sheridan Prasso With Hong Kong's sharemarket and property market flagging, investors are pouring their money into taxi licences, fueling talk of a bubble.
Nathan Bell Had your garden-variety primate randomly selected five stocks in March 2009, chances are it would now be sitting on huge capital gains, contemplating reinvesting them in bananas by the truckload.
John Kavanagh A new investment market will open for retail investors in May when the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) offers exchange-traded Australian government bonds.
Barbara Drury Japan's muscular new approach to monetary policy has breathed new life into its moribund sharemarket.
David Potts Whoever claims to know where the dollar is going is either a charlatan or delusional. Unless it's me, in which case being wrong will do.
BANKS & MINES
David Potts With so little on offer from a bank or bond, it's no wonder the sharemarket is rising. The surprise is where it's occurring. Or rather, not occurring.
James Cockington A sale of a great collection Kangaroo and Map stamps - which were first released 100 years ago - should net about $1.4 million.
James Cockington Finally, a golden opportunity to pick up that vintage operating table, adjustable and on wheels, that you've always wanted.
John Collett The ''great bank bubble of 2013'' should be taken about as seriously as the great Australian house price bubble before it.
David Potts Have the tenants pay off your mortgage and the capital gains will look after themselves.
Larissa Ham Angie Deegan bought her first home eight years ago.
John Kavanagh From insurance and tax records to poorly run bodies corporate there are traps galore for would-be investors.