Share Market

GETTING STARTED

Starting your own business could be the best investment of all

Melissa Browne The financial reward of your own business is worth considering when deciding how to grow your money.

THE CHARTIST

Flight Centre faces heavy weather

Rod Myer The manner of Flight Centre's descent from crusing altitude gives some clues as to its future direction.

HOT STOCK

Woodside is well worth weighing up

David Lennox Improved investor appetite and a good energy price outlook are among the bright spots for Woodside Petroleum.

UNDER THE RADAR

US hedge funds pump up LNG

Richard Hemming The Liquefied Natural Gas share price has risen sharply. So what is the attraction to US investors?

THE CHARTIST

Slim pickings on property index

Rod Myer The listed property sector gives private investors the chance to get exposure to commercial, industrial and retail sectors of the property market.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hot real estate spells danger for banks

 

John Addis In the end, growing mortgage repayments must be serviced by growing incomes.

HOT STOCK

Value seen in Tokyo real estate

Residential and commercial buildings in Tokyo.

Greg Smith We have a bullish view on the Japanese economy and see an overdue resurgence in Japanese property prices

ASK NOEL

Get parents' help to buy shares

Noel Whittaker I'm in Year 12 and have saved 75 per cent of my earnings for the past three years. Should I buy shares?

HOT STOCK

Boral builds on the recovery

On the up ... Boral.

Brian Han Boral is making solid progress in becoming capital-disciplined and cost-conscious.

THE CHARTIST

Keeping an eye on US tech stock index

Picking the next tech rocket is not easy.

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.