Property

REAL ESTATE

Not everyone is a winner

Penny Pryor dinkus.

Penny Pryor Auction clearance rates are rising, but amid the bidding frenzy, finding good advice on valuations is key.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Would you invest $5000 in a parcel tag?

Parcel tag

James Cockington The largest collection of this extremely niche asset class has just gone under the hammer with blow-your-mind results.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How to profit from small stocks

Smaller stocks

Nathan Bell It's much harder to make money from minnows - but it's possible if you're prepared to be prudent.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The dirty washing of franking credits

Kerry Packer.

Richard Livingston Kerry Packer wasn't shy about minimising his tax obligations, but it's doubtful he would have become a 'dividend washer'.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hot real estate spells danger for banks

 

John Addis In the end, growing mortgage repayments must be serviced by growing incomes.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Financial advice: commissions aren't the problem

Commission

Richard Livingston As long as everyone is convinced commissions are the problem, the financial behemoths are winning the war against you.

HOT STOCK

Value seen in Tokyo real estate

Residential and commercial buildings in Tokyo.

Greg Smith We have a bullish view on the Japanese economy and see an overdue resurgence in Japanese property prices

ASK NOEL

Get parents' help to buy shares

Noel Whittaker I'm in Year 12 and have saved 75 per cent of my earnings for the past three years. Should I buy shares?

THE 'HONEST BROKER'

Face it: you are never going to be Warren Buffett

Investors' idol: Warren Buffet has a level of stock-picking skill others can only dream of.

Marcus Padley There are numerous ways to approach the glorious game of stock picking, but there is no Holy Grail.

PROPERTY

Head over heart the best tip

Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.

UNDER THE RADAR

Big returns in low-cost retirement and housing

Richard Hemming Investors are piling into small cap stocks that are catering for those retiring or looking for a low entry point into the property market.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Just the ticket for a fan

James Cockington Two of the rarest items of Australian sporting memorabilia are being auctioned this week.

GETTING STARTED

Weighing a bubble against a slump

David Potts

David Potts It'll be a good six months before the RBA even thinks about lifting interest rates. And while cheap mortgages are propping up property prices, don't expect great wonders from here on.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Mark Bouris dinkus.

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

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.