Property

GOLD

Smart money pulls bullion out of the soup

David Potts The more dollar bills the US prints the higher almost everything but gold goes.

TOP END

The price of luxury

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Stephen Crafti With a starting price of $5 million for a house, certain features are considered standard.

ASK NOEL

I've quit my job, now how do I invest?

Noel Whittaker I want to sell some shares. Should I buy more, or pay off the mortgage?

GETTING SETTLED

Don't miss the boat on low rates

Kate Jones Interest rates will only stay this low for a limited time, so make hay while the sun shines.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Focus shifts to fresh faces

 

James Cockington Photos of Sydney criminals inspired the fashion world. Now a new series of archive pictures reveal a darker side to suburban Australia.

HOT STOCK

Trade Me a pay-off for the patient

Trade Me.

Brian Han The interim results of New Zealand's leading online company show a set of numbers weighed down by the current reinvestment strategy.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Pursuit of riches and that once-in-a-life event

ASX members had a rare windfall when its shares were listed in 1998.

Marcus Padley I spend my life wishing I was just that little bit better off. Quite a big bit better off in fact.

ONE-STOP SHOP

Investors flocking to ETFs

Investors are flocking to exchange traded funds.

Pick'n'mix your assets, there are close to 100 exchange traded funds to choose from, writes David Potts.

MOBILE APPS

Monitoring your portfolio while on the go

Alexandra Cain A major shift is happening in online share trading, with investors increasingly using a mobile device to access their online share trading account.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

20 simple steps to a share trading fortune

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Marcus Padley Here, condensed into a few easy-to-digest dot points, is all you need to know about the sharemarket.

PRIME MEDIA GROUP

TV stock worth a look

Prime Media Group.

Hot Stock Prime Media is leveraged to the programming strength of Seven, the number-one rated TV broadcaster in Australia

GETTING STARTED

Low bond yields bolster sharemarket

David Potts Whenever the sharemarket wobbles, remember the best way to cope is by checking out interest rates.

CELEBRITY COLLECTION

Gone Gaga for star signings

Michael Jackson.

Quirky Investments Tim Fredman's impressive collection of celebrity memorabilia is about to go under the hammer.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Game changer in decision to opt for SMSF

Superannuation choices

Richard Livingston It makes sense to control your own super fund if you limit your costs to 1 per cent.

UNDER THE RADAR

Could Onthehouse provide a tasty morsel for REA?

Onthehouse.

Richard Hemming We don’t like Onthehouse because we think it makes sense for REA to buy it. We like it because it’s cheap.

SHARES RACE

Buy-and-hold strategy wins; all eyes now on US interest rates

David Potts A stumble at the finish line as the market held its breath over Wall Street wasn't enough to stop Money's me from winning the four-week round of our shares race.

ASK NOEL

London calling but is it a bridge too far?

Ask Noel

Noel Whittaker We want to sell our share portfolio, borrow $100,000 and buy a property in London for our children.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Chinese whispers

TOP RESULTS from the Mossgreen auction of Asian Art, 19 November 2013,Melbourne.
Lot 188. A fine and rare Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of a crowned Buddha ,14th/15th century. Estimates $20,000 to $30,000. Sold for $170,800 IBP.

Lot 62. A very large Chinese enamelled hundred deer vase, 20th century.Estimates $5,000 to $8,000. Sold for $26,840 IBP
.Lot 92. A massive pair of carved Chinese ivory tusks, Qing Dynasty, 19thcentury. stimates $40,000 to $60,000. Sold for $67,100 IBP.

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James Cockington Last month marked the return of cashed-up Chinese buyers to the Australian auction scene, and auctioneers are jumping for joy.

Marcus Padley

Wealth comes to those with time, patience and wealth

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Marcus Padley We still get phone calls that start with the question, what commission rates do you charge?

No place like home

Greener pastures ... there are pitfalls to investing in overseas property. Illustration: Sam Bennett.

John Collett Property investors are likely to be better off sticking to home.