Share Market

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

When do hard assets offer real value?

Nathan Bell A company values hard assets on its balance sheet. But how accurate is that figure when the ''for sale'' signs are out?

FLOATS

Share floats a bonanza for shareholders

Capital investment: Floats valued at $14 billion have been offered to the public in the last 12 months.

John Collett The past 12 months or so have seen a record number of floats on the sharemarket.

SHARES RACE

Wafer-thin speakers a sound investment in stock race

David Potts All of our players are ahead of the board except for one, whose stars appear to be out of alignment writes David Potts.

INVESTING

Never mind the profit outlook, feel the dividends

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David Potts Even as the dividends flowed something was missing from this year's profit reports, and perhaps more remarkably, nobody noticed.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Property investing not a good fit for all

Marcus Padley It is not one or the other when weighing up the benefits of either share or property investments.

GET RICH, QUICK

Five secrets to getting rich

In the money: How to get rich is simple if you know the secrets.

Alexandra Cain Small changes can lead to big increases in how much your investments return, writes Alexandra Cain.

HOT STOCK

HUB24's $2m move for Paragem makes it even more attractive

Good planning: Paragem will boost HUB24's funds under administration.

Greg Smith The listed investment platform firm HUB24 has announced that that it is buying independently owned financial planning licensee Paragem for $2 million.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Time to sell down the banks

Exposed: The banks might be too big to fail but in the event of a crash only the depositors are protected, not the shareholders.

Nathan Bell Bank stocks are masquerading as the market's miracle-makers but are far riskier than most investors appreciate.

INSIGHT

Big banks no longer the leaders

Dimmed: the big four banks are facing fresh headwinds.

Clancy Yeates Over the past four months or so, the banks have lagged the broader market. What's going on?

UNDER THE RADAR

Charting Servcorp's impressive turnaround

Richard Hemming Can this family-run company keep going and make the transition from small-cap to mid-cap to big-cap?

GETTING STARTED

High rate offer for savers may not be the PERL it seems

It's a pearler: Or a capital note.

David Potts it would be a big mistake to think that a bank hybrid, let alone the stock, is as safe as a government-guaranteed term deposit

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Don't stress out on missing out

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Nathan Bell You can miss out on hundreds of opportunities and still do well, but back too many duds and you’re sure to do badly.

THE ‘HONEST’ BROKER

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Marcus Padley Charts are a salesman's best friend and manipulating them is a well-worn industry practice designed to calm customers down.

UNDER THE RADAR

Bubble or brilliance? Either way Audio Pixels is on a roll

Tangled headphones.

Richard Hemming Australian technology minnow Audio Pixels has investors in a frenzy with shares almost tripling since early June.

HOT STOCK

Mt Carlton main driver as Evolution Mining digs deep

Greg Smith Price and exploration potential make this gold miner attractive.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Precipice looms for some if franking rules change

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Richard Livingston If dividend imputation rules change, expect the share prices of the banks and Telstra to fall over a cliff.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Super stocks for smart investors

In demand: Domino's Pizza has a high price-to-earnings ratio, but investors should not take that as a reason to sell.

Marcus Padley Judging shares by their current price-to-earnings ratio is misguided.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Before you buy stocks check out why they are being sold

Care bear: Making the bear case before you buy is crucial.

Nathan Bell We’ve all become excited about a company after too little research. We’ve told ourselves the stock is set to double – nay, triple – once the market understands it.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

What next for Telstra?

Tough times ahead: A changing market means Telstra will struggle to find growth.

Nathan Bell This is a business under threat as more companies are linked to the network by competitors’ fibre.

SHARES RACE

Shares race: dartboard takes lead in four-week race

David Potts Random picks by the dartboard were the best result after the first week of a month-long shares race.