Property

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Grosvenor School prints in a class of their own

James Cockington The London art world is slavering for inter-war prints. Australian collectors can pick up some fine examples this month.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Being contrary can make your garden grow

Following the crowd has its risks.

Scott Phillips Being selectively independent and taking a different view when it's prudent to do so is a great strategy to make money.

BOND MARKET

End game as the global bond bubble bursts

It's a scarey time on global money markets.

David Potts Even scarier than a Sydney home auction in full flight are the global money markets when they get going.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Law firm set to strike it rich

Rosemary Laing, Grounded (Red Piazza). Yours for between $8000 and $12,000.

James Cockington Minter Ellison's new, open-plan office has left it with no place for its art collection. It's hoping to make as much as $500,000 from selling it off.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

How to kick the lights out in the new financial year

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Marcus Padley

Marcus Padley How does last year's performance colour your investment choices for the next 12 months?

ON TRACK?

Pick a tracker that doesn't lose the scent

One of the first myths of index investing is that an index fund allows you to

Richard Livingston ETFs (and other index funds) are low-cost, but they're not zero-cost, and fund returns will always lag the market.

Changes lead to investment blues

Mark Bouris.

Mark Bouris You'll often hear me ''preaching'' to Australians to get informed about their finances and to learn what the market offers. That's because being informed helps you make good decisions.

INVESTING

Professional investors lift their exposure to global shares

John Collett.

John Collett Professional investors are lifting their investment in overseas shares and reducing their exposure to Australian shares.

MOTLEY FOOL

Can I still bank on my bank shares?

 

Scott Phillips As they say, the trend is your friend … until it comes to an end.

GETTING STARTED

A light at the end of the tunnel for savers

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

David Potts The bank deposit tax went AWOL in the budget and that isn't the only good news for savers. Term deposit rates might be a lost cause but even then there's some hope.

Shareholders in post-budget retail therapy

Time for a shopping spree?

David Potts  Apologies to whoever said perception is 90 per cent of reality but it describes the budget better than I could.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Master coin sale worth cashing in on

The Royal Australian Mint makes 250 million coins each year. Next week, 1146 coins from its Master Collection go on sale.

James Cockington The mint makes 250 million coins a year. A select band of the very best are up for auction.

Get in on the ground floor

If you start investing in small cap stocks, you could be in for an interesting ride.

David Potts Don’t dismiss small stocks for your investment portfolio. They can often outperform the big corporates.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Finding the advantage in outpacing competition

A brand does not necessarily confer a competitive advantage but  economies of scale often do.

Gaurav Sodhi How can investors best pick companies which have the deepest 'economic moat'?

GETTING STARTED

Overcoming your irrational inner self

David Potts When you buy a Lotto ticket do you choose your own numbers?

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

Open up to a world of market gains

Investing overseas offers opportunities and industries that aren't available in Australia.

David Potts Sharemarkets almost everywhere around the world are booming - and they're putting our market to shame.

UNDER THE RADAR

How a small cap miner doubled despite a weak copper price

Richard Hemming Highlands Pacific's stock had doubled in the past month and is now up 50 per cent since the start of March.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

'Sticky beak' factor pays off for collectors

Bonhams' sale of property developer Warren Anderson's assorted treasures earned $13.1 million.

James Cockington For those contemplating selling a collection, the big question is how much will they get out of it?

COILLECTING

Art world's big hitter back on the block

John Brack, First Daughter 1955 
Estimate $600,000-$800,000.

James Cockington The art world is excited about John Brack's 'First Daughter', which is going under the hammer next week.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Brack on the block

The Jockey and His Wife, sold at Bonhams' 2013 Grundy auction in Sydney for $1,159,000 (est $600,000 - $800,000).

James Cockington A painting from John Brack's golden period is going under the hammer this month. Big things are expected.