Property

UNDER THE RADAR

Looking at new year directions

Richard Hemming What are the big themes that are likely to affect little companies next year?

GETTING STARTED

Trend finally going in right direction

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David Potts Lost in the fact that economists have been cutting their forecasts for next year is that they still expect growth to improve.

SMART INVESTOR

Make 2014 a year of expanded horizons

 

Brendan Swift Australian investors are sitting pretty as the calendar year draws to a close, thanks to stellar returns from residential property and equities.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

20 simple steps to a share trading fortune

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Marcus Padley Here, condensed into a few easy-to-digest dot points, is all you need to know about the sharemarket.

INVESTING

Classic cars and watches give best returns

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Ben Martin For those investors able to afford them, classic cars and watches, rather than traditional stock markets, are where the most impressive returns can be found.

ASK NOEL

Share trust better than risky rental

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Noel Whittaker I'm 26, with $150,000 in savings. Property in Budapest is cheap but would buying there be a good way to use my money?

FOLLOW THE MONEY

Renewed taste for risk among wealthy investors

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Katherine Jimenez Like many high net worth investors, Gerry Harvey is looking to move beyond the 'safe stuff'.

GETTING STARTED

Study big picture not bottom line

Gareth Hutchens What is the state of Australian employment? Not that great, but it's not that bad either.

Retail

Why Harvey Norman has run out of steam

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Nathan Bell This may sound like value investing heresy - I recommend you sell Harvey Norman, largely because it has a strong balance sheet and an owner manager.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Long-dated bonds help counter low rates

Matt Ryan Low interest rates make other asset classes look more attractive and drive the prices of equities and property higher.

TIME TO SELL

Your next move when share prices tumble

Barbara Drury When share prices fall, investors need a plan. Should you sell to protect your capital or hang in there and buy more?

SCAMS

Move to halt the new wolves of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Andrew Tangel US regulators suspend trading in 255 small caps in bid to stop repeat of 'pump-and-dump' schemes seen in Scorsese's film.

SUIT YOURSELF

Does red zone thrill, or are you still a bit green?

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Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Light in weight, steep on price

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James Cockington Stamps are becoming attractive to investors who like owning something real, something tangible, with its own history.

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Wise money eyes Google, and British homes

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John Collett Investors' love of Australian shares means they miss out on some overseas opportunities.

Big players point the way

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John Collett Half-yearly results, due this month, will indicate how share investors are likely to fare for the rest of the year.

RATES

Do the sums on mortgage options

Mark Bouris With low interest rates forcing competition among lenders, price is not the only factor.

INVESTING

Big banks just keep on keeping on

David Potts Australia's major banks are leading charmed lives, especially their shareholders.

PROPERTY

It pays to keep a cool head

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Melissa Browne Let me share my tips for safely navigating the treacherous waters of the property market.

ASK NOEL

A fix over flat

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?