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.
Barbara Drury Japan's muscular new approach to monetary policy has breathed new life into its moribund sharemarket.
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
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.
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.
James Cockington This year marks the 200th anniversary of Australia's first coin, the holey dollar, and prices are rising close to $500,000.
Stephen Crafti 'Who designed it?' tends to be a more weighty question than 'how big is it?' when it comes to house values.
Quirky Investments It seems to be common these days for police departments to promote their crime-fighting prowess by displaying the proceeds of crime, as they are usually described on television news.
John Kavanagh Georgina Rosos’ experience as a nurse in the intensive-care unit of a Brisbane hospital has made her realise how unpredictable life can be.
James Cockington Twentieth-century design is a boom area in the auction scene, showing little sign of slowing after a decade of inflating prices.
Back in the game
John Kavanagh The recovery in the share market over the past year has prompted a flurry of activity in the online broking sector, where several players have updated their offers or launched new ones in a bid to...
Hot Stock M2 Telecommunications boasts a strong double-digit EPS growth outlook, is financially sound and generates significant free cash flows.
Nathan Bell Everyone loves the idea of buying stocks that double in price. But how do you spot them? Here are 10 quick pointers:
James Cockington Baby boomers are spending big on vintage surfboards to hang on their walls and show that, once upon a time, they were young too.
Clancy Yeates If our economy is in pretty good nick, why are retailers always complaining about how tough things are?
David Potts The best way to deal with a bank is by owning a bit of it. Take your typical term deposit. You'll be lucky if you're getting much more than 4 per cent - unless it goes back a couple of years - but...
Hot Stock Suncorp is making strides on its path to delivering value to shareholders by stripping out cost, winding down non-core banking, improving general insurance margins and returning capital.
Mark Bouris I'm used to hearing ''I don't have enough money'', but what about the people who do?
Mark Bouris Every economy has cycles and we may be approaching the end of one that has been good for mortgage-holders.
James Cockington Those who work for auction houses dream of moments such as this. Luke Jones, of Lawsons Auctioneers in Leichhardt, Sydney, was contacted recently by a valuer who suggested he check out the contents...