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HOT STOCK

Sound balance sheet makes Santos attractive

Santos

Greg Smith Oil company is moving into a two-year period that should deliver significant production, revenue and free cash flow growth.

Twitter IPO twits haven't got the ticker

The Twitter Inc. logo is displayed on the company's preliminary prospectus arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Twitter Inc., which embarks on its road show to investors today, will make the case to potential investors in its initial public offering that it needs to keep spending to grow, and profit will come once it can reap the benefits of those investments. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Claudia Buck It may have been one of the biggest bloopers in the stock market this year.

UNDER THE RADAR

If it's going to go off, who wouldn't want to buy an IPO?

Richard Hemming The world is in an initial public offering frenzy led by Twitter, which is seeking $US1.6billion. Australia is in the thick of it following the success of the big IPOs this year.

GETTING SETTLED

Benefits of buying interstate

Penny Pryor As capital city property markets heat up it might be time to look interstate, at areas that are yet to become the next big thing.

GETTING STARTED

Sharemarket boom with money surplus

David Potts While you weren't looking, Australia stumbled upon an investment nirvana where it's almost impossible to lose money.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Free your SMSF from the shoebox

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Richard Livingston The rise and rise of specialist SMSF administrators and online services is great news for trustees.

Share listings on the rise

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John Collett Ever since the global financial crisis (GFC), the flow of companies listing on the Australian sharemarket has been a trickle.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How to navigate an AGM

AGM

Nathan Bell You'll get more than a good cup of tea and biscuit for your troubles.

UNDER THE RADAR

Good prospects amidst the dross

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Richard Hemming It's tough times for investors in mining services but dig deep and there are some diamonds in the rough.

HOT STOCK

Now might be a good time to sell ANZ

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Greg Smith With the bank's stock price at such an elevated level the time has come to lock in some of the massive gains.

SMALL CAPS

Small, but don't toss them back

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Small fry

John Collett If you know where to look, there's opportunities galore in the markets' small fry.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

A (big) four-stock portfolio is quite alluring

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Marcus Padley Putting more money into bank shares is an attractive option for retirees.

INSIGHT

Riding high but it's a risky journey

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Clancy Yeates Some analysts say that after the banks' meteoric rise the capital gains may be reaching their limit.

GETTING SETTLED

Could you manage it all by yourself?

Alex Haddad

Sylvia Pennington Buying an investment property isn't the end of the story. You need to manage it and that can, sometimes, be very tricky.

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HOT STOCK

Time to take it to the bank

Commonwealth Bank.

Greg Smith With Commonwealth Bank shares trading at close to all-time highs, investors should consider taking some profits.

FORECASTS

No science in speculation

Tarot cards could be one way to forecast market movements.

Tom Stevenson The one really predictable thing about predicting the market is that you'll be wrong.

UNDER THE RADAR

Dining out on a hot commodity

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Richard Hemming Asia's passion for protein means food is replacing iron ore and coal as the boom commodity.

HOT STOCK

Carsales dominates, but it's no bargain

Hot Stock Solid market performer - up 28 per cent this year - is too pricey to tempt the prudent

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Vital tips for new investors

No more cash prizes

Nathan Bell Think what $10,000 could buy. Holidays? Cars? Coffee galore? It's a lot of money but not a huge sum to invest.

UNDER THE RADAR

Asset price rises lead to recovery in consumer spending

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Richard Hemming Fund managers are piling into property developers and financial services companies to benefit from what they see as the reappearance of the "wealth effect" in the Australian economy, after a hiatus...