The question for small investors is whether there is a chance to grab a piece of "the world's greatest soccer team".
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.
Matthew Kidman There is a robust case to argue we could be heading towards cash rates of just 2 per cent.
Barbara Drury A great surge of money has flowed into global bond markets since the global financial crisis, but Australians have missed the boat.
Eric Johnston Investors appear to be starting to tire from the recent rush of hybrid shares issues.
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.
A sound long-term approach is to manage a portfolio with your children in mind, writes George Cochrane.
John Addis You know how it works: land in a foreign country, clear immigration and hop in a bus to the resort. Minutes later, your phone bleeps. Telstra.
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Richard Hemming Gold stocks are being hammered: is it time to buy?
John Collett The stunning returns of listed property are enticing - but be wary.
Nathan Bell In this environment, look for stocks that should provide satisfactory returns over the long-term.
Richard Livingston An ASIC report on structured investments has missed the real issue - some of these products are far more dangerous than others.
Rod Myer Canny investors are finding options in the telco market. One is M2, which has returned shareholders 84.3 per cent in the past year.
Clancy Yeates A big reason bank stocks have been such a smash hit with investors this year is their great dividends.
John Collett The ''great bank bubble of 2013'' should be taken about as seriously as the great Australian house price bubble before it.
David Potts Have the tenants pay off your mortgage and the capital gains will look after themselves.
David Potts Property investors have rarely had it so good, even if it's at the expense of first home buyers.
John Collett Small investors who might be planning to emulate George Soros should think again
Nathan Bell It has been the most violent fall in prices in three decades. Since hitting $US1900 an ounce in September last year, the gold price has fallen below $US1400 an ounce, a fall of 26 per cent in just...
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Richard Hemming Can investors still make money from IT services as the sector's period of rapid growth draws to an end?