James Cockington Beach shack chic is going mainstream with artists such as James Edwards finding a strong market for their work.
Noel Whittaker What's the best pension plan with a big mortgage but a bad history of handling lump sums?
Nathan Bell This may sound like value investing heresy - I recommend you sell Harvey Norman, largely because it has a strong balance sheet and an owner manager.
John Collett It's that time of year again, when the children return to school and - for fee-paying students - their parents learn how much they'll be expected to cough up for the privilege.
Matt Ryan Low interest rates make other asset classes look more attractive and drive the prices of equities and property higher.
TIME TO SELL
Barbara Drury When share prices fall, investors need a plan. Should you sell to protect your capital or hang in there and buy more?
Katherine Rushton He's now a reformed character but Jordan Belfdort used to be the embodiment of Wall Street excess – so much so that Martin Scorsese has made a film about him.
Andrew Tangel US regulators suspend trading in 255 small caps in bid to stop repeat of 'pump-and-dump' schemes seen in Scorsese's film.
Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.
James Cockington Stamps are becoming attractive to investors who like owning something real, something tangible, with its own history.
John Collett Investors' love of Australian shares means they miss out on some overseas opportunities.
Katherine Jimenez There could be some golden opportunities this reporting season, with housing-related stocks and foreign currency earners expected to be the big performers.
John Collett Half-yearly results, due this month, will indicate how share investors are likely to fare for the rest of the year.
Mark Bouris When it comes to finance, divide your attention between what you can and can't control.
Mark Bouris With low interest rates forcing competition among lenders, price is not the only factor.
David Potts Australia's major banks are leading charmed lives, especially their shareholders.
Stephen Crafti Where some people look at an unfashionable house and shudder, others see potential.
Melissa Browne Let me share my tips for safely navigating the treacherous waters of the property market.
UNDER THE RADAR
Marcus Padley Small caps are all about leverage. When you are small, you get a bigger bang for your buck, and nowhere is this more the case than in technology.
David Potts Property prices are carrying on regardless but it's a moot point whether they're creating more confidence or are a product of it.