Emma Bi and Sheridan Prasso With Hong Kong's sharemarket and property market flagging, investors are pouring their money into taxi licences, fueling talk of a bubble.
Brian Han Building products maker is one of the ASX-listed companies that is most leveraged to the US housing recovery.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Investors are still punting on explorers, it's just that they're in medical research. Just look at the share prices of Prana Biotechnolog and Nanosonics.
Nathan Bell With the market surging and the new tax year well upon us, it's a good time to bring your pruning shears in from the garden and set to work tidying up your portfolio.
Rod Myer While traders often focus on short-term price moves, we look at the resources sector over the long-term using a yearly chart to paint a picture of underlying market trends.
Barbara Drury This is it. The annual profit-reporting season has kicked off and with it comes a chance for investors to peek under the bonnet and kick the tyres of stocks they own or would like to own.
Clancy Yeates It's that time of year again when Australia's biggest companies open their books and reveal all: the ''earnings season''.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley August is the time to stand out, but let me tell you, for the broker analysts whose job it is to do that, this month is purgatory.
John Collett Telstra's 1.4 million shareholders should be happy with the company's 2012-13 profit result released on Thursday.
David Potts Another record profit from the Commonwealth Bank, should put the rate cut in perspective.
Rod Myer It's been a tough few months for Newcrest. Not only has the gold price been on the skids but the goldminer has been releasing bad news.
Nathan Bell Here's how to get the nuts and bolts out of a company's result in half-an-hour.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming A reason for the gold fraternity's recent optimism would definitely be that the weakening Australian dollar has put a bonfire under gold stocks.
Brian Han What investors can look for after Amcor's demerger of its packaging business.
Clancy Yeates Although we love complaining about the big banks, satisfaction with them has climbed to almost 80 per cent
Adam Haigh US markets are soaring, but for the first time in more than a decade Australian stocks aren't keeping pace. A Coalition victory would, investors say, change all that.
Rod Myer It's been a long time between drinks for the FTSE 100. The Footsie reached a record monthly high of 6977 points during the dot.com bubble in 1999 and has never returned to such heights.
Richard Livingston Discussions about residential property often descend into a debate about values. For the record, I think property is overvalued
John Collett Just like amateur investors, fund managers can be seduced by investment fashions. Data shows that those funds which perform best avoid themes and judge each stock on its merits.
John Collett Market recoveries have made for a very good year for share-based managed funds and their investors.