Property

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Neglected artform shaping up for saleroom success

James Cockington Sculpture auctions, especially high quality ones, are rare. So for the cognoscenti, next week's sale is a red letter day.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Being contrary can make your garden grow

Following the crowd has its risks.

Scott Phillips Being selectively independent and taking a different view when it's prudent to do so is a great strategy to make money.

CHASING YIELD

Join hunt for a plan that pays

Dogged: Carefully check options to sniff out reliable returns.

David Potts Must rate cuts mean a pay cut? There are ways to get a better income for only slightly more risk.

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Easing calms nerves, soothes jitters, makes income stocks shine

Jill and Jack Citizen are not the primary beneficiaries of quantitative easing.

Marcus Padley Europe's money printing may not do much for Europe's economy but could be better news for the lowly Australian investor.

How to make rate cut work for you

What to do for the best...

David Potts Should you increase your mortgage repayments, or shunt the savings into super?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Beware the 'Helpers' who'll take your money

Changing hands: Doing many deals is likely to benefit

Scott Phillips Will all that "help'' really make you any better off?

GETTING STARTED

No golden ratio for bricks and mortar

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Buying property used to be a sure profit-making enterprise, but economies are a-changing.

BLUE CHIPS

Investor love drives 'sexy six' to new heights

Share the love, share the profit: The big banks, Telstra and Wesfarmers offer enticing yields.

John Collett The big four banks, Telstra and Wesfarmers are all the rage, but are these companies being loved too much?

BANK WATCH

You can always bank on the banks

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts If the banks can dispense ever bigger dividends when the economy is slowing, imagine what they could do when it picks up.

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week

LOW RATES

Time to spread the load

If the cash rate is cut, term deposit rates will barely keep pace with inflation.

John Collett If the Reserve Bank cuts interest rates on Tuesday, savers and those living off their savings may need to reconsider their investment options.

GETTING STARTED

Oil's slide means good times for top gold producers

David Potts Most shares are dragging their heels but since late last year gold miners have been going like the clappers.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Scary art at monster prices

James Cockington Prices for rare cinema posters have soared over the past decade, with collectors particularly attracted by gaudy horror and sci-fi.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Stark warning: Winter is coming, prepare for the worst

Scott Phillips As sure as night follows day, busts have followed booms since time immemorial. So are you ready for the next recession?

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Auction joy from barn finds and tinpot toys

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James Cockington What sells and what doesn't remains a mystery that tantalises even the auction experts.

BUILDING WEALTH

More than one way to strike it rich

Save or splurge: The road to investment property success can take many turns.

Kate Jones There's a number of paths to success in property investing. But which will bring the biggest rewards?

NUMBERS YOU NEED

Numbers you need

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John Collett 5.3 per cent

GETTING STARTED

Stick or twist? The smart move is to sit tight

Better to take the losses in order to win big when things improve.

Sally Patten If the going gets rough, investors should remember one of the key lessons from the GFC.