Today, Apple releases its iPhone 5, which is bound to cause ripples of excitement around the globe and reinforce Apple's stature as the world's biggest company based on sharemarket value.
John Kavanagh Investors in high-yielding hybrid securities need to take extra care to understand the risks, the securities watchdog has warned.
Nathan Bell My beloved footy side, Hawthorn, is only two games away from premiership glory and I'm cycling to work in a T-shirt. It's springtime, which means it's a good time to spring-clean your portfolio.
Greg Smith What's new? Westfield's solid performance continues, with its premium suite of assets and world-class management keeping the mama of shopping centres on top of its game.
Hot Stock What's new? Shareholders have reaped a nice gain from Commonwealth Bank of Australia this year, with an improved dividend and a share-price gain well ahead of the market.
Following the global financial crisis and recession, America is remaking itself.
Richard Livingston Imagine you're doing the grocery shopping. A glance at your Woolies iPhone app suggests you're out of Weet-Bix, priced at $5.49 a box. So you wander over to the cereal aisle to grab one.
David Potts The prevalence of computer-generated trading in the modern sharemarket has created an unpredictable, and sometimes dangerous, environment for investors.
Clancy Yeates If you keep an eye on the property market, you've probably heard about Australia's housing shortage.
John Kavanagh The listed property trust sector was a surprise standout performer during the 2011-12 financial year.
David Potts Although a slew of companies have already downgraded their profit hopes, market experts are pointing out that returns are higher, even if the outlook remains uncertain.
Annette Sampson Spare a thought for investors in pension products. While all super fund members copped a flogging during the global financial crisis, pension fund investors don't have the luxury of being able to...
Marcus Padley It has been an incredible three decades of asset speculation and price appreciation - in both shares and property.
Barbara Drury PIMCO boss Bill Gross has cult status on global bond markets. So when he recently declared that ''the cult of equity may be dying, but the cult of inflation may only have just begun'', you could...
Most young people struggle to buy their first home. It has never been easy but over the past decade, the big increase in property values has made it particularly hard.
Quirky Investments Koi carp have sold for a few million yen each in Japan, where these sacred fish are bred professionally in the manner of thoroughbred racehorses or show dogs.
Food prices are about to take off again but you don't have to starve to get the better of them.
Nathan Bell Long, boring, self-serving. That's the sentiment most investors profess towards annual reports. No wonder most end up in the bin. And that's where some belong, but not prematurely.
Lenders are overhauling their margin loans in a bid to overcome investors' reluctance to borrow to buy shares and managed funds.
Clancy Yeates Foreign governments are among investors threatening to pull the plug on $1 billion in planned investment, in response to the government doubling a key tax on overseas capital.