John Collett Good riddance to the financial year just ended. Australian shares were down more than 20 per cent, international shares lost more than 16 per cent and Australian super funds were down 13 per cent.
Angus Geddes What's new? "Sell in May and go away" is an old stockmarket adage.
John Collett Reverse mortgages get a lot of attention because they are marketed by financial institutions and sold mostly by advisers on commissions.
John Kavanagh A franchise might promise a safe entry into business but things can pan out differently.
By Lesley Parker The end of interest-rate caps on pay day lenders will leave low-income earners vulnerable to exploitation.
Barbara Drury Analysts are divided on what the new financial year will bring but everyone is agreed a cautious approach to investing is best.
By Martin Roth Don't rely on traditional fluctuations to take advantage of the market.
By Martin Roth Despite the recent rises, stockmarkets remain unpredictable and prospects for recovery equally uncertain.
John Collett DIY investors know better than to hand over commissions to financial advisers when they invest in managed funds, writes John Collett.
By Lesley Parker New pricing laws for goods and services will force businesses to be more transparent.
By Tony McLean. There are several ways of salvaging a benefit from company shares that are now worthless.
By Martin Roth With trillions of dollars being pumped into the world economy during the financial crisis analysts expect the precious metal to soar.
Garry Maddox A tax rebate is drawing private investors to Australian film once again.
I can do that
Annette Sampson The strategy: To invest in art or collectables through my self-managed super fund.
Peter Cerexhe You have to be tough, not to mention very careful, to make a fist of things in the property market.
John Collett Attractive capital gains are hard to find for investors.
Marcus Padley In the past few weeks we have covered income, growth and value investors as well as traders. Now let's look at some other investment approaches. We'll start with "The Plodder".
Barbara Drury Barbara Drury looks at the pros and cons of BHP's offer to shareholders.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon As all manner of disasters are wreaking havoc across the world, Australians seem to be preparing for those of a fiscal kind.
David Potts Banks' bonds and shares represent attractive options - but they're not the only high-yielding game in town.