Shares

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?

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

INVESTING

Shares crack whip in funds

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John Collett Market recoveries have made for a very good year for share-based managed funds and their investors.

FAT FINGER

Typo slices 99% off Israeli company shares

Richard Evans Investors in an Israeli company had an unpleasant shock when their shares lost 99 per cent of their value because of a trader's typing error.

Man Utd shares dive - is it a chance to score?

Specialists and traders from Getco Securities prepare for the start of trading of Manchester United Ltd following it's initial public offering on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 10, 2012. Shares in Manchester United priced below expectations and were essentially flat in early trading on Friday, a disappointing stock market debut for the world's most famous soccer club and most valuable sporting team. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SPORT SOCCER)

The question for small investors is whether there is a chance to grab a piece of "the world's greatest soccer team".

Intelligent Investor

When it comes to shares, don't be a sheep

Lambs in Michael Blake's flock are no longer mulesed, due to a breeding program begun in 1996.

Richard Livingston 2013 has been a great year for share investors, particularly those loaded up on high-yield shares.

Abandoning the banks for shares and property

Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.

Matthew Kidman

Falling rates may drive rush to shares

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Matthew Kidman There is a robust case to argue we could be heading towards cash rates of just 2 per cent.

The aim is bonds, not shares

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INVESTMENT

Barbara Drury A great surge of money has flowed into global bond markets since the global financial crisis, but Australians have missed the boat.

Puzzle of the cheap shares

Looking for stocks

David Potts Amazingly, punters can buy stock in many listed investment companies for less than its worth. David Potts does some snooping to reveal why.

Investors have issues with hybrid shares

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Eric Johnston Investors appear to be starting to tire from the recent rush of hybrid shares issues.

Hang on to blue-chip shares

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A sound long-term approach is to manage a portfolio with your children in mind, writes George Cochrane.

INVESTING

Miners offer more bang for your bullion

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Goldmining stocks are up 20 per cent even though the market has stayed put.

HOT STOCK

QBE's woes continue

QBE

Greg Smith Insurer misses its target; reports loss. So are its troubles over?

SUPER

The golden rules for equities

Shares

John Collett Don't buy shares just because they're cheap. Check out the entity's prospects before investing.

THE CHARTIST

Can McInnes keep Premier's run going?

Premier Retail Just Jeans.

Rod Myer Solomon Lew's listed investment vehicle is a market darling - but for how long?

UNDER THE RADAR

Cash drought hurts ASG

Richard Hemming The cloud computing company is struggling to regain investors' confidence.

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.

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'.

UNDER THE RADAR

Biotechs are the new miners

Rising star ... Sirtex.

Richard Hemming Sirtex Medical is the rising star of listed biotechnology companies.