Property

Gloomy property outlook

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon THE champagne tasted a little sweeter this Melbourne Cup, thanks to the Reserve Bank's line-ball decision to reduce interest rates.

Smart ways to climb the property ladder

Emma Challands.

Penny Pryor Project engineer Emma Challands would like to be in a position to retire before 40.

Rental gains raise property hopes

Real estate

Chris Zappone SLUMPING home prices and persistently poor housing affordability helped lift quarterly rent yields for the first time in nine months, raising hopes for an improved real estate market this year.

Property investing: cash towers over trusts

Yarra River and Melbourne skyline

Carolyn Cummins The virtues of investing directly into property by asset acquisitions or indirectly through real estate investment trusts have been brought to the fore.

OFFSHORE INVESTMENT

Want big returns? Go global

photo illustration by Jamie Smetkowski.  Money cover 23 July 2014. money cover. The world is your oyster.  Photo illustration by Jamie Smetkowski.

David Potts With a fall in the dollar expected, the US and Europe are the places to invest.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Modernist furniture goes boom

 

James Cockington Mid-century collectables have been doing extremely well at auction over the past decade.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six good things that happen to great businesses

Going up: The six issues here are pointers to a company that will thrive in the good times and the not so good times.

Nathan Bell When it comes to investing in the sharemarket, solidly dependable companies are an important cornerstone of that strategy.

MARKETS

Prospects good for share investors

Daryl Dixon While the hunt for yield has definitely boosted share prices, the prospects for investors remain good.

DOLLAR DAZZLER

Why the dollar is defying the Reserve Bank

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Don’t tell anyone, but our dollar has actually risen in value since the Reserve’s last rate cut.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Art attracts some smart money

Contemporary performer: Jeffrey Smart's Antibes (1965) sold for $536,800.

James Cockington If fine art sales are an economic barometer, then good times may be ahead.

HOT STOCK

Investor appetite for Sunland is building

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Sunland is looking attractive to investors.

Greg Smith Strength in the property market, especially in Queensland is good news for listed developer.

Seeing value in art glass

Stephen Crafti Unlike fine crystal brought out for special occasions, art glass is made by hand and displayed like fine art.

HOT STOCK

Get some skin in the chicken game with KFC owner

Greg Smith Given the healthy outlook for growth and a fully franked dividend, Collins Foods is well worth looking at.

UNDER THE RADAR

Reckon? It looks like a good punt

Looking up: Reckon’s shares are bouncing back.

Richard Hemming Accounting software specialist Reckon is walking the walk when it comes to its online product suite.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

High flyer explores his passion for pottery

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James Cockington Kevin Power has a new passion - the pottery of Tasmanian master cratsman John Campbell.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Silver a good investment for collectors

Quirky investments June 25

lots 653_1, 653_2, and 653_3 refer to:
Stuart Devlin, London 1985

Silver Gilt Egg
with textured exterior surface and polished band, opening to reveal a fisherman with a marlin on a line, set on green enamel base, hallmarked, number 143

SOLD FOR $384 including Buyer's Premium

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James Cockington The precious metal is being increasingly seen as more than gold's poor relation.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six questions for your financial planner

Compromised? Ask the right questions to see whether you're getting independent advice.

John Addis OPINION Most investors need reliable financial advice. The problem is in finding it.

GETTING STARTED

Starting your own business could be the best investment of all

Melissa Browne The financial reward of your own business is worth considering when deciding how to grow your money.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Plenty to see in doctors' golden horde

Lot 534: Norman Lindsay - The Introduction. The Cammack Collection.

James Cockington At 99, Dr Bill Cammack has decided to sell the hundreds of artworks he and his wife collected over more than 60 years.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Vintage in vogue

Vintage is in vogue.

James Cockington Vintage clothing, especially haute couture, is now collected in the same way as fine art, and investors are tentatively entering the scene.