THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley It is not one or the other when weighing up the benefits of either share or property investments.
David Potts The 5 per cent drop in the dollar in a fortnight is good news for nearly all of us.
David Potts It's usually investors and foreigners taking turns as the housing bogyman but lately they've teamed up.
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.
Kate Jones When financial adviser Amanda Cassar's clients began seeking advice about property investment through self-managed superannuation funds she wanted to know what all the fuss was about.
It could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Certainly a lot of people think so as they take advantage of the high Australian dollar by picking up bargain properties in the US or Britain.
Philip Hopkins PROPERTY sentiment in Victoria has turned sour and is the second worst in the country.
David Potts Home prices will halve over the next few years, says the only forecaster to have predicted both the record sharemarket run to 2007 as well as the subsequent GFC. And that was in 1993.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon THE champagne tasted a little sweeter this Melbourne Cup, thanks to the Reserve Bank's line-ball decision to reduce interest rates.
Penny Pryor Project engineer Emma Challands would like to be in a position to retire before 40.
Chris Zappone SLUMPING home prices and persistently poor housing affordability helped lift quarterly rent yields for the first time in nine months, raising hopes for an improved real estate market this year.
Carolyn Cummins The virtues of investing directly into property by asset acquisitions or indirectly through real estate investment trusts have been brought to the fore.
The fallout from overseas tempests mean values here aren't going anywhere fast, writes David Potts.
Scott Phillips China hasn't had a hard landing, property keeps rising, and cash returns are low ... it's been an expensive time to be a defensive investor.
Catherine Robson The most likely way to become a financial winner is to make good quality growth investments and then get out of the way and let time do the work.
Scott Phillips Bank staff's remuneration is not aligned with their customers' success – only the banks'.
Mark Bouris You may have to take on a large debt to buy it, but the family home also becomes your biggest asset.
Scott Phillips The big bank CEOs seem contrite at the parliamentary inquiry, but the banks are probably safe from real consequences.
Scott Phillips The government was mocked for spending $1.3 million on Blue Poles in 1973. It's now worth $350 million. Was it a good investment?
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon has a new column helping fight financial injustice.