Quirky Investments We first picked up on the boom in pre-loved designer fashion in April last year when Leonard Joel held its first specialised auction on this theme in Melbourne.
Insight Small investors have some clear favourites when it comes to playing the stockmarket.
Quirky Investments Stamps are often nominated as the most expensive man-made objects on a value to weight ratio.
Buy in gloom and sell in boom is sharemarket advice that has been proved right over and again. There is no doubt that investors are gloomy; the question is, are we gloomy enough yet?
Quirky Investments Australia's first coin was a mongrel with a colourful history. Faced with a dire shortage of local currency, Governor Macquarie had the bright idea of buying 40,000 Spanish silver dollars, which at...
Michael Trifunovic The debate rages over whether gold will continue its bull run or whether its bubble is about to burst.
Penny Pryor Investing consistently over the long term is a better plan for doing well out of the sharemarket than guessing when to buy and sell.
Thanks to new legislation, shareholders now have a mechanism to punish the executives of companies they believe are paying themselves excessive remuneration, writes David Potts.
Many investors, particularly those Australians with an increasing portion of their wealth in superannuation, learnt the importance of asset allocation the hard way.
Know where commodity prices are going and they will tell you all about next year.
Australia's big banks remain highly profitable with growing dividends and lower bad debts. But the real dangers in the sector won't show up in simple measures such as profit results, at least not...
The Australian sharemarket started the year in recovery mode, with high expectations it would continue, only for the market to tank and give up its earlier gains in the closing months of the year.
Jessica Gardner Radio announcer Barry Bissell says his best bargain was a brand new Holden Torana which he bought in the '60s.
Greg Fraser John Borghetti will assume the controls at Virgin in May.
A sound long-term approach is to manage a portfolio with your children in mind, writes George Cochrane.
Martin Roth The medical sector has winners and losers.
John Collett Commissions may be on the way out but consumers have no idea how much they should be paying for financial advice.
Lucinda Schmidt Whether it's business or sport, this stockbroker is always on the ball.
Miners are among the few who'll benefit from a pick-up dogged by rising interest rates.
Collect Road services technicians appear when we most need them; you might even call them angels on asphalt.