Property

HOT STOCKS

Kiwi player shines

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.

INVESTING

Fads bad for top fund managers

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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.

INVESTING

Shares crack whip in funds

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John Collett Market recoveries have made for a very good year for share-based managed funds and their investors.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Making the most of your mistakes

Shares

Nathan Bell We all make mistakes - even seasoned investors. The key is to learn from them and move on.

HOME STYLE

Benefits of living in the past

The AGE Interior of a Pettit & Sevitt.

Stephen Crafti Architecture from 1950s has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity; now it's the turn of '60s and '70s design.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Eclectic array from the outer limits

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Tim McMonagle (b. 1971)

Dawn II - Golden Moment 2002

$2,000-3,000

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Adam Cullen (1965-2012)

Narration in the Psychoanalytic Dialogue 1995

$3,000-5,000

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Kate Rohde (b. 1980)

Marsupial Mole 2002

$400-600

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Fiona MacDonald (b. 1956)

Suite of Five Silhouettes

$400-600

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Pauline Hall

Baked Dinner 2008

$800-1,200

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Darren McDonald (b. 1966)

Big Heart, Big Red

$1,000-1,500

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James Cockington Naive art collected by retired Sydney schoolteacher Peter Fay is going under the hammer next week.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Hot chips, cold steak and a whole flock of seagulls

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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.

HOT STOCK

Mixed business helps PRG power on

Gorgon project

Brian Han Diversified earnings base makes Programmed Maintenance a good bet as the economy improves.

BUBBLES

Investors piling into Hong Kong taxis

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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.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Banish that monkey business

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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.

INVESTING

ASX to offer bond trading

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.

BLOOMING

Japaneasing is just the start

Kyoto's cherry blossoms emerge from winter.

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Barbara Drury Japan's muscular new approach to monetary policy has breathed new life into its moribund sharemarket.

Getting Started

Dollar leads us on a merry chase

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

Dig deep for a decent return

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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.

Quirky Investments

Kangaroo stamps - the sincerest form of philately

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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.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Just what the doctor ordered

The Age, News.Auction of old medical equiptment at Leski auctions .Pic Simon Schluter 22 April 2013.

James Cockington Finally, a golden opportunity to pick up that vintage operating table, adjustable and on wheels, that you've always wanted.

John Collett

Popping claims of a banking bubble

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John Collett The ''great bank bubble of 2013'' should be taken about as seriously as the great Australian house price bubble before it.

Comments 38

A capital investment idea

David Potts Have the tenants pay off your mortgage and the capital gains will look after themselves.

No regrets

Larissa Ham Angie Deegan bought her first home eight years ago.

PROPERTY SPECIAL

Don't dive in until you've checked out the fine print

John Kavanagh From insurance and tax records to poorly run bodies corporate there are traps galore for would-be investors.