Property

INVESTING

Never mind the profit outlook, feel the dividends

David Potts Even as the dividends flowed something was missing from this year's profit reports, and perhaps more remarkably, nobody noticed.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Blue chips post records

Howard Arkley's Large House With Fence (1998).

James Cockington Experts have noticed that results of fine art auctions seem to echo those of the real estate market.

GET RICH, QUICK

Five secrets to getting rich

In the money: How to get rich is simple if you know the secrets.

Alexandra Cain Small changes can lead to big increases in how much your investments return, writes Alexandra Cain.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Risk is good, but hybrids are too risky

Slip zone: Careful investing is more important than going for high risk.

Thabojan Rasiah Investors attracted by the promise of a higher return from hybrids need to be aware of their higher risks

SHARES RACE

Shares race: dartboard takes lead in four-week race

David Potts Random picks by the dartboard were the best result after the first week of a month-long shares race.

There's more to come from CBA after record profit

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David Potts If the Commonwealth Bank can make $8.7 billion, what it could do in better times?

THE ‘HONEST’ BROKER

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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.

UNDER THE RADAR

Bubble or brilliance? Either way Audio Pixels is on a roll

Tangled headphones.

Richard Hemming Australian technology minnow Audio Pixels has investors in a frenzy with shares almost tripling since early June.

HOT STOCK

Ardent bulks up with Fitness First

Gym takeover: Ardent Leisure is expanding its fitness footprint.

Greg Smith Ardent's Fitness First purchase makes the group even more attractive.

PROPERTY

Reliable REITs unsung heroes of booming market

If you're looking for a simpler way to invest in property than directly buying it, REITS are performing well and could be the answer.

David Potts Real Estate Investment Trusts beat home ownership for a hassle-free and healthy return.

PROPERTY

Can you afford it? Can you afford to ignore it?

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David Potts With low interest rates property prices jumped 10 per cent last year. That growth is slowing, but should you stay waiting on the sidelines?

HOT STOCK

Trademe worth sticking with

Competitive advantage: Trade Me has a strong position  in the New Zealand economy.

Greg Smith The online marketplace has announced changes to their pricing model to ensure the Trade Me property portal maintains its dominant market position.

Shares race: Potts falters, Dartboard in pole position

David Potts He's second to last in the shares race, but David Potts sees encouraging signs in the market.

THE DOLLAR

Overvalued dollar stuck in a viscous trap

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts The best case scenario to get our currency down is for economic growth in the US writes.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Smarts driving to lost peaks

Jeffrey Smart?s Self Portrait At Papini?s, which is being sold by Deutscher and Hackett next week. They?ve put an estimate of $700,000 ? $900,000 on it with ??realistic expectations?? that the work may reach $1 million or more.

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.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Precipice looms for some if franking rules change

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Richard Livingston If dividend imputation rules change, expect the share prices of the banks and Telstra to fall over a cliff.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Collectors hunt for old Australian harmonicas

Key item: Magpie harmonicas were released by Macrow's of Melbourne.

James Cockington Tin sandwiches are worth more than a song these days.

OFFSHORE INVESTMENT

Want big returns? Go global

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David Potts With a fall in the dollar expected, the US and Europe are the places to invest.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Art attracts some smart money

Contemporary performer: Jeffrey Smart's Antibes (1965) sold for $536,800.

James Cockington If fine art sales are an economic barometer, then good times may be ahead.

HOT STOCK

Investor appetite for Sunland is building

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Sunland is looking attractive to investors.

Greg Smith Strength in the property market, especially in Queensland is good news for listed developer.