David Llewellyn-Smith With Australia possibly on the verge of a recession, what stocks are the ones to choose?
Clancy Yeates Making iron-clad promises about future events can be a dangerous thing - just ask Wayne Swan.
William Clarke If you're considering buying a beach shack and renting it out beware - your guests could be pigs.
Steve Lohr An original Apple-1 computer sold for $640,000 last year. An auction tomorrow could see that record beaten.
Chris Richardson Europe is a seething cauldron of risk. And it's quite possible those risks could eventuate in 2012. Yet so far they haven't.
Quirky Investments First Class Marksman, one of Sidney Nolan's paintings from his first 1946 Ned Kelly series, sold for $5.4 million, including buyer's premium, through Menzies Art Brands in March 2010.
Barbara Drury Behavioural finance teaches us that people tend to prefer a small, certain reward today over a larger, uncertain one in the future. That pretty much sums up current sharemarket behaviour.
Nathan Bell Long, boring, self-serving. That's the sentiment most investors profess towards annual reports. No wonder most end up in the bin. And that's where some belong, but not prematurely.
Marcus Padley We still get phone calls that start with the question, what commission rates do you charge?
John Collett Property investors are likely to be better off sticking to home.
John Collett In a difficult economic environment, the banks have held up well.
John Kavanagh Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds must review their investment strategies regularly, following a recent change to super regulations.
John Collett We've heard all about sustainable stockmarket rebounds but this time the signs are more promising.
Greg Fraser Crown has been refining its strategy of building integrated resorts for many years and its stock is finding some momentum.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Research shows Australians are feeling distinctly positive about their finances.
The properties may be in need of some loving care and some way from the centre of town, but there are houses and units in Sydney and Melbourne where it is cheaper to buy than to rent.
Home buyers who chase a better deal on their home loans can save tens of thousands of dollars in repayments.
Annette Sampson Successful investment rests on learning from your mistakes, not avoiding mistakes altogether.
Greg Fraser Someone ought to tell David Jones and Myer that the internet became a commercially viable tool in the 1980s.
Clancy Yeates It can be hard to avoid the big banks if you're a sharemarket investor.