Share Market

THE CHARTIST

Keeping an eye on US tech stock index

Rod Myer Australian investors have enjoyed the strong run in resource and banking stocks in recent times, but have missed out on the major party that's been happening in the tech sector in the US.

THE 'HONEST BROKER'

Face it: you are never going to be Warren Buffett

Investors' idol: Warren Buffet has a level of stock-picking skill others can only dream of.

Marcus Padley There are numerous ways to approach the glorious game of stock picking, but there is no Holy Grail.

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.

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.

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.

GETTING STARTED

No rewards for plunging into risky shares

David Potts Research finds there's no compensation for risk in equity markets.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Healthy earnings woo investors

Nathan Bell Cochlear and ResMed are Aussie success stories. But is their dominance in question?

THE HONEST BROKER

Stocks go up like a balloon, down like a rocket

Balloon

Marcus Padley It takes time for markets to build value and confidence, but this can be destroyed in a heartbeat.

INVESTING

Government should act on high-frequency trading

asx

Richard Livingston A new book means all the world is talking about HFT - everyone it seems but the people who should be talking about it.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Digging for bargains in the rubble

Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.

THE CHARTIST

BlueScope has a pulse after tough times

Steel

Rod Myer Its shares once traded at dizzying heights before plummeting. But it looks like the little Aussie battler is back.

DIVIDENDS

Bank dividends are too good to be true

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Chasing bank dividends has been a strategy that has paid in spades.

INVESTING

Mixing it up key to success

Penny Pryor dinkus.

Penny Pryor Spread the risks, and always understand what you are investing in.

HOT STOCK

Litigation funder steps up growth

Greg Smith We regard commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF as an interesting opportunity.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Self-managed funds no walk in wonderland

John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.