David Potts The best case scenario to get our currency down is for economic growth in the US writes.
James Cockington The million dollar mark will be tested twice next week with not one but two important Jeffrey Smart paintings up for sale, and auctioneers expecting them to sell for seven figure sums.
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Marcus Padley Charts are a salesman's best friend and manipulating them is a well-worn industry practice designed to calm customers down.
Sylvia Pennington Buying an investment property isn't the end of the story. You need to manage it and that can, sometimes, be very tricky.
Richard Livingston If dividend imputation rules change, expect the share prices of the banks and Telstra to fall over a cliff.
James Cockington Beach shack chic is going mainstream with artists such as James Edwards finding a strong market for their work.
John Collett It's that time of year again, when the children return to school and - for fee-paying students - their parents learn how much they'll be expected to cough up for the privilege.
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.
Clancy Yeates Investing in property may have paid off handsomely over the last few years, but there are growing signs the market is starting to cool down.
Stephen Crafti The bottom line with chairs is that the designs from the 1950s to '70s are sitting pretty.
James Cockington Fashionistas are salivating over a sale of gems from the ''really wild, really swinging" Victoria & Albert Boutique, which opened in North Sydney in 1964
David Potts The bad news was better than expected in the recent reporting season - and the good news was better still.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Small caps fared pretty well in the reporting period just gone. They' re more resilient than many believe. If they weren't, they wouldn't be in business.
UNDER THE RADAR
Under the Radar column Bisalloy has yet to set the investment world alight, but this could all change in the next year as it recovers from a tough 2013.
James Cockington Lukewarm market for Australian art could heat up thanks to a major London exhibition.
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Marcus Padley There are the banks. Then there's the rest of the market. If you're trying to grow your money, start with the banks.
Nathan Bell Probably the simplest valuation tool in the investor's tool kit is the price-to-book ratio.
James Cockington In the colonial mining boom gold ornaments were specially commissioned. Very few have survived.
John Collett Property investors making losses on their properties must be crossing their fingers that house prices keep rising.
Richard Livingston It makes sense to control your own super fund if you limit your costs to 1 per cent.