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.
Noel Whittaker Don't forget that it is the after-tax return of investments that counts and that is where franked dividends come into their own.
Scott Phillips In recent weeks, we've been looking at some of the attributes of a great company, on the premise that the better the business, the greater our chance of investment success.
Caitlin Fitzsimmons It's not just that one in three buyers are investors, it's also that they're disproportionately competing with first-home buyers.
Scott Phillips The best companies in Australia are surrounded by moats – although not the ones you are thinking of.
Daryl Dixon By highlighting the increased risk for both investors and the banking system of an oversupply of apartments and commercial real estate, the Reserve Bank has added to the normal uncertainty facing...
John Collett Increasing bad debt provisions, dividends under threat and falling share prices are giving long-term big-bank shareholders pause to think.
James Cockington Painter Judy Cassab left "an indelible mark on the story of Australian art", with her portraits of everyone from prime ministers to princesses.
Catherine Robson Few films about finance make you laugh, are touching and leave you more informed than when you went in.
SUPER & FUNDS
John Collett Australian shares have outperformed the global market over the past century, but local investors still need more exposure to international shares.
James Lennon Ardent Leisure's share price has experienced some headwinds recently due to market-wide falls.
Ben Hurley The rise of China's middle class makes long-term investment in China a good bet.
Scott Phillips When designing your investment goals, you need to decide where you want to be, when, and with what level of volatility.
James Greenhalgh The first rule of sharemarket investing isn't to make money but not to lose it.
Gareth Hutchens The Dartboard still reigns. Richard Pritchard is still coming second. But they're the only contestants who remain in the black.
THE HONEST BROKER
Marcus Padley At some price every stock becomes dangerous, even so-called defensive assets such as Transurban and Sydney Airport.
MIND OVER MONEY
Caitlin Fitzsimmons A new app is launching in Australia that will take a few cents here and a few dollars there and invest it in exchange traded funds on your behalf.