John Collett and Caitlin Fitzsimmons Granny flats are proliferating like crazy, at least in NSW where the rules are much more relaxed than in Victoria.
Vanessa Desloires There's been a shake up in the ranks this week, and one clever tipster has shot from fifth to first place on a bet in volatile small cap stocks.
John Collett Changes in the official cash rate always create winners and losers. Irene Dumer is one of the winners.
James Cockington Keen buyers at the latest Leonard Joel fine art auction were ''all looking for the Brett Whiteley of the future''.
John Manuel Owing BHP and Rio Tinto isn't diversification, nor is owning a rental property down the road from your own home.
Scott Phillips If you understand a company's strategy, management and opportunity, you'll be ready to pounce when the market next throws the baby out with the bathwater.
Noel Whittaker Don't forget that it is the after-tax return of investments that counts and that is where franked dividends come into their own.
Scott Phillips In recent weeks, we've been looking at some of the attributes of a great company, on the premise that the better the business, the greater our chance of investment success.
THE MOTLEY FOOL
Scott Phillips Any time you read "accepted wisdom", you should ask yourself whether that's simply code for "I just use the same tired cliches as everyone else".
James Cockington Sculptor Arthur Fleischmann spent a productive 10 years in Sydney, but his works from this period were kept in storage for half a century, and will now be sold.
Caitlin Fitzsimmons It's not just that one in three buyers are investors, it's also that they're disproportionately competing with first-home buyers.
Scott Phillips Throw away the textbooks: investment risk is not the same as volatility.
James Cockington Painter Judy Cassab left "an indelible mark on the story of Australian art", with her portraits of everyone from prime ministers to princesses.
Catherine Robson Few films about finance make you laugh, are touching and leave you more informed than when you went in.
SUPER & FUNDS
John Collett Australian shares have outperformed the global market over the past century, but local investors still need more exposure to international shares.
James Lennon Ardent Leisure's share price has experienced some headwinds recently due to market-wide falls.
Ben Hurley The rise of China's middle class makes long-term investment in China a good bet.
Scott Phillips When designing your investment goals, you need to decide where you want to be, when, and with what level of volatility.
James Greenhalgh The first rule of sharemarket investing isn't to make money but not to lose it.
Gareth Hutchens The Dartboard still reigns. Richard Pritchard is still coming second. But they're the only contestants who remain in the black.