Share Market

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Win from the inside track

Nathan Bell Insiders have more information about a company's prospects than outsiders.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Huge property profits don't always add up

Doubling your money when selling a house is wonderful – but the difference between doubling it in two years and doubling it in 20 years is immense.
Photo Dallas Kilponen

Scott Phillips The gains can look impressive at first but appear less so once you do the sums.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Vintage just got a little younger

A Japanese kimono from the 1950s, selling for $250, and a Comme des Garcon's  wool pinafore designed by Junya Watanabe - price sought $420.

James Cockington Still wearing clothes from the nineties? Lucky you - fashion from this decade is in high demand.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Don't follow the herd - opposite direction could pay off

Following the herd and your herd-driven broker might not bring you the best returns.

Nathan Bell Research finds that swimming against the tide can be rewarding.

MARGIN CALL

Margin lending can lead to capital loss if share prices fall and call on loan is made

It's alluring, but you don't get much wriggle room with margin lending.

Richard Livingston If you want to borrow to buy shares, other avenues might provide a better way to do it.

UNDER THE RADAR

Yowie set for monster US rollout

Richard Hemming Kids' chocolate maker looking to move into major US stores.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

How to get your kids off to a flying start

Scott Phillips Don't let my high school maths teacher's investment advice be in vain.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

RBA's hands tied as property prices go through the roof

The Australian housing market is in the grip of an irrational exuberance.

John Addis If a recession does trigger a property-price crash, it won't be Glenn Stevens' fault.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hidden dangers in the mad dash to better yield

Nathan Bell Beware of investing in companies that raise dividends - their share price may rise but they may not be making any more money.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

How to find the right super fund

Scott Phillips The process can seem daunting, but it’s easier than you think

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Why worry? Human advisers are on the way out

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Marcus Padley Before too long most of the products we buy from financial advisers will be a click away online.

GETTING STARTED

World's best advice - track the market

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David Potts If you want to beat the highly paid fund managers, Warren Buffett says the key is to be patient.

Australian mining in trouble when China's economy slows

Breathing fire: When the Chinese dragon slows down, so too will Australia's economy.

Scott Phillips Think Chinese housing doesn’t impact you? Think again…

HOT STOCK

Sunland's Queensland portfolio will benefit from weaker Australian dollar

Coming up roses: A proposed Brisbane residential tower plan by Sunland Group.

Greg Smith A Queensland focus and an astute property profile management makes Sunland a good option.

Pay heed to Warren's words of wisdom

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David Potts The best free advice for investing you'll ever get is the annual letter to his shareholders from the world's richest investor, Warren Buffett.

UNDER THE RADAR

Beware: High dividend payouts won't last

Richard Hemming When the hunt for yield ends, it’s time to head for the hills.

GETTING STARTED

What do company reports really mean?

David Potts To get to the bottom of the bottom line you want more money in the company coffers at the end of the year than at the start.

UNDER THE RADAR

Legal success story poised for progress in uncertain times

Richard Hemming If you're feeling a bit nervous there is an ASX-listed small cap that revels in troubled times.

INSIGHT

Dividends set to keep buoying the banks

Clancy Yeates Investors' love affair with our biggest lenders shows no signs of fading.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

How to profit from declining dollar

Scott Phillips The currency has fallen… here’s what to do next.