Property

THE FIRST XI

Stocks with a top edge

David Potts If you pick a portfolio like a cricket side, look past one-dayers, and think of the Test.

PROPERTY

Putting a Dent in our economy's future

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David Potts US economist Harry Dent is on a mission, frightening the bejesus out of anyone who owns property.

GETTING STARTED

Interest news good for lenders, not so for savers

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David Potts Always one for jumping ahead of itself, the market has decided interest rates will rise next year.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Note to investors: not all money will make money

James Cockington Rare violins, gold, stamps and coins are seen as safe investments but banknotes are yet to join this blue-chip category.

SUPER POWER

Magnify those savings

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John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.

GETTING STARTED

No rewards for plunging into risky shares

David Potts Research finds there's no compensation for risk in equity markets.

ASK NOEL

The super cap is hard to shift

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Noel Whittaker I would like to contribute more than the $25,000 limit into my super account. Is there a way to do it?

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

ALTERNATIVES

Working the yield of dreams

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John Collett With interest rates on hold, it's a good idea to look around for higher returns.

HOME LOANS

Ten more mortgage myths to bust

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Mark Bouris Informed borrowers make better choices, so here are another 10 mortgage myths we can bust:

UNDER THE RADAR

Investors going nuts for food producers

Richard Hemming Fish, cheese and, most notably, almonds are delivering some big windfalls.

HOT STOCK

Trade Me a pay-off for the patient

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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.

PRIME MEDIA GROUP

TV stock worth a look

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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

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

UNDER THE RADAR

Could Onthehouse provide a tasty morsel for REA?

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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.