Share Market

Big players point the way

John Collett Half-yearly results, due this month, will indicate how share investors are likely to fare for the rest of the year.

UNDER THE RADAR

The gems hiding in the cloud

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Richard Hemming The lines are blurring between the different types of IT companies, nowhere more than in the ''cloud''.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

All set for a good gold punt?

Gold

Nathan Bell 2013 was a gloomy year for gold but after some bad times the metal is now shining more brightly.

INVESTING

Big banks just keep on keeping on

David Potts Australia's major banks are leading charmed lives, especially their shareholders.

PROPERTY

It pays to keep a cool head

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Melissa Browne Let me share my tips for safely navigating the treacherous waters of the property market.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Grab some global exposure with ETF investing

Marcus Padley Exchange traded funds enable man-in-the-moon investing rather than Australian tunnel-vision investing.

UNDER THE RADAR

Technology can deliver big returns

Marcus Padley Small caps are all about leverage. When you are small, you get a bigger bang for your buck, and nowhere is this more the case than in technology.

HOT STOCK

Telecom NZ might be worth a punt

Greg Smith Investors are warming to the recovery potential of New Zealand's largest telco.

ASK NOEL

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

THE FIRST XI

Stocks with a top edge

 

David Potts If you pick a portfolio like a cricket side, look past one-dayers, and think of the Test.

PROPERTY

Putting a Dent in our economy's future

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David Potts US economist Harry Dent is on a mission, frightening the bejesus out of anyone who owns property.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Bid for Real Estate Corp offers opportunity

Nathan Bell A 'takeover arbitrage' is not everyone's cup of tea, but there is a case to be made.

GETTING STARTED

Interest news good for lenders, not so for savers

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David Potts Always one for jumping ahead of itself, the market has decided interest rates will rise next year.

IPOs

Floats either sink or swim

Barbara Drury While some of last year's floats caught a wave of investor enthusiasm others sank well below their listing price.

THE CHARTIST

David Jones recovering as boardroom noise drops

Rod Myer Despite DJs recent troubles, investors in Australia's oldest department store chain have actually done well recently

UNDER THE RADAR

Gas project showing momentum

Maurice Brand, Managing Director of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited in and around his West Perth offices, 01 February 2008. AFR PHOTO/Tony ASHBY

Richard Hemming LNG has been listed since 2004 and is still trying to get a low-cost gas project off the ground. Some brokers are pushing the stock hard.

BUBBLE TO POP?

Nightmare vision of impending property crash

Frank Maiorana colour illustration. For Business 13-03-2010

City skyline made up of red arrows pointing upwards. High interest rates / housing finance

John Collett We should brace ourselves for a spectacular collapse in home prices, an American economist claims.

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UNDER THE RADAR

Coal or iron, Altura's digging a rich seam

Mining

Richard Hemming Small cap miner has seen a 65 per cent share price increase in the past three months.

UNDER THE RADAR

Altura a winner from Atlas expansion

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Richard Hemming Altura's income is set to rise to $45 million after partner Atlas Iron said it would expand production.

SUPER

Fear of the finger has directors playing nice

John Collett Shareholder ''democracy'' has always seemed a contradiction. There is nothing very democratic about the corporate world.