Property

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Value's hiding, time to go seek

Nathan Bell In the sharemarket, a true bargain can be many things; unknown, unloved, ignored, misunderstood, odd, decrepit, pitied and reviled. One thing it's probably not is popular.

Designer hats an investment from the heart

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29:  Alison Waters poses for a photo with her extraordinary hat collection on August 29, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Anu Kumar/Fairfax Media via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alison Waters

Stephen Crafti Spring's the time for racing - and hats - but there's more to them than fascinators.

SHORT CHANGE

A leg of briefs

Clothing and entertainment: Choice says households are being forced to spend less.

John Potts Budgeting? ASIC has an app for that.

STRATEGIES

Hot hands and arrogance could cost you dear

Nobody like a smartass. Pride comes before a fall - which helps explain a lot about stock price movements.

Chris Brycki We tend to act irrationally when investing, something you should bear in mind if you want to avoid being burnt.

INSIGHT

Big banks no longer the leaders

Dimmed: the big four banks are facing fresh headwinds.

Clancy Yeates Over the past four months or so, the banks have lagged the broader market. What's going on?

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.

COLLECTING

For the love of grand designs

Paper treasure: Phyllis Murphy with a sampling of her wallpaper collection.

Stephen Crafti Paint is popular for interiors, but wallpaper has a timelessness about it that won over this collector.

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

Modernist furniture goes boom

 

James Cockington Mid-century collectables have been doing extremely well at auction over the past decade.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six good things that happen to great businesses

Going up: The six issues here are pointers to a company that will thrive in the good times and the not so good times.

Nathan Bell When it comes to investing in the sharemarket, solidly dependable companies are an important cornerstone of that strategy.

UNDER THE RADAR

Yowie to break into US market

Going global: Yowie will be stocked by a US convenience chain from August.

Richard Hemming The size of the North American market means CEO Wayne Loxton's plans for growth look promising.

INVESTING

Low interest rates a boost to shares

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Daryl Dixon As the US sharemarket hits its straps, local shares are not proving nearly so buoyant.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Before you buy stocks check out why they are being sold

Care bear: Making the bear case before you buy is crucial.

Nathan Bell We’ve all become excited about a company after too little research. We’ve told ourselves the stock is set to double – nay, triple – once the market understands it.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

What next for Telstra?

Tough times ahead: A changing market means Telstra will struggle to find growth.

Nathan Bell This is a business under threat as more companies are linked to the network by competitors’ fibre.