Property

EDUCATION

Make school costs feasy peasy

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.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Long-dated bonds help counter low rates

Matt Ryan Low interest rates make other asset classes look more attractive and drive the prices of equities and property higher.

TIME TO SELL

Your next move when share prices tumble

Barbara Drury When share prices fall, investors need a plan. Should you sell to protect your capital or hang in there and buy more?

SCAMS

Move to halt the new wolves of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Andrew Tangel US regulators suspend trading in 255 small caps in bid to stop repeat of 'pump-and-dump' schemes seen in Scorsese's film.

SUIT YOURSELF

Does red zone thrill, or are you still a bit green?

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Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Light in weight, steep on price

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James Cockington Stamps are becoming attractive to investors who like owning something real, something tangible, with its own history.

INVESTING

Big banks just keep on keeping on

David Potts Australia's major banks are leading charmed lives, especially their shareholders.

SUPER

Wise money eyes Google, and British homes

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John Collett Investors' love of Australian shares means they miss out on some overseas opportunities.

REPORTING SEASON

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Katherine Jimenez There could be some golden opportunities this reporting season, with housing-related stocks and foreign currency earners expected to be the big performers.

Big players point the way

Money and glasses.

John Collett Half-yearly results, due this month, will indicate how share investors are likely to fare for the rest of the year.

HOME STYLE

'Ugly' abode a real beauty

Stephen Crafti Where some people look at an unfashionable house and shudder, others see potential.

PROPERTY

It pays to keep a cool head

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Melissa Browne Let me share my tips for safely navigating the treacherous waters of the property market.

UNDER THE RADAR

Technology can deliver big returns

Marcus Padley Small caps are all about leverage. When you are small, you get a bigger bang for your buck, and nowhere is this more the case than in technology.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

The shear joy of Aussie icons

James Cockington From cup-winning silks to a champion's clippers, the salerooms have been heaving with a swathe of local heroes.

SMALL CAPS

Small, but don't toss them back

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Small fry

John Collett If you know where to look, there's opportunities galore in the markets' small fry.

GETTING SETTLED

Could you manage it all by yourself?

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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.

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HOT STOCK

Time to take it to the bank

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Greg Smith With Commonwealth Bank shares trading at close to all-time highs, investors should consider taking some profits.

GETTING SETTLED

Renovators delight in adding value

Michael Bleby Do you renovate or not before selling? Is it smart investing or throwing money away?

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Big names at low, low prices

 

James Cockington You could pay $3.9 million for a Brett Whiteley painting. But what if you're on a slightly tighter budget?

Collectors torn as Harry Potter puts his stamp on US Postal Service

Harry Potter stamps have drawn  'owls of fury from American philatelists.

Lisa Rein US releases Harry Potter stamps. Experts complain he's un-American, but to no avail. Philately will get you nowhere it seems.