Property

GETTING STARTED

The enigma of Westfield ownership

David Potts Next time you pop into a Westfield, think who owns it. The Lowys? That’s what I would have said, too.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

iSentia's share price is a fragile flower

Nathan Bell Above the float price, there's already a good argument to take profits and get out.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Vintage in vogue

Vintage is in vogue.

James Cockington Vintage clothing, especially haute couture, is now collected in the same way as fine art, and investors are tentatively entering the scene.

HOT STOCK

Value seen in Tokyo real estate

Residential and commercial buildings in Tokyo.

Greg Smith We have a bullish view on the Japanese economy and see an overdue resurgence in Japanese property prices

ASK NOEL

Get parents' help to buy shares

Noel Whittaker I'm in Year 12 and have saved 75 per cent of my earnings for the past three years. Should I buy shares?

THE 'HONEST BROKER'

Face it: you are never going to be Warren Buffett

Investors' idol: Warren Buffet has a level of stock-picking skill others can only dream of.

Marcus Padley There are numerous ways to approach the glorious game of stock picking, but there is no Holy Grail.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The dirty washing of franking credits

Kerry Packer.

Richard Livingston Kerry Packer wasn't shy about minimising his tax obligations, but it's doubtful he would have become a 'dividend washer'.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Would you invest $5000 in a parcel tag?

Parcel tag

James Cockington The largest collection of this extremely niche asset class has just gone under the hammer with blow-your-mind results.

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?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How to profit from small stocks

Smaller stocks

Nathan Bell It's much harder to make money from minnows - but it's possible if you're prepared to be prudent.

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.

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.

REAL ESTATE

Not everyone is a winner

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Penny Pryor Auction clearance rates are rising, but amid the bidding frenzy, finding good advice on valuations is key.

RATES

Do the sums on mortgage options

Mark Bouris With low interest rates forcing competition among lenders, price is not the only factor.