Share Market

GETTING STARTED

Interest news good for lenders, not so for savers

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

Australian iron ore.

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.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

There goes Forge, as others have gone before it

Marcus Padley When Forge went into voluntary administration on February 11, it was a $78 million surprise.

ASK NOEL

The super cap is hard to shift

Michael Mucci illo

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Noel Whittaker I would like to contribute more than the $25,000 limit into my super account. Is there a way to do it?

UNDER THE RADAR

Rise may be just the start

Richard Hemming Shares in medical technology company SomnoMed have spiked just over 50 per cent in the past month.

HOT STOCK

No bargain but results impress

Brian Han Ardent Leisure has a diversified portfolio of entertainment assets and just posted a stellar set of numbers. But is it worth investing in?

If it's good for Warren Buffett, is it good for you?

David Potts What set Warren Buffett off on his journey to untold wealth was reading a book called The Intelligent Investor .

Pick the dividend champs

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John Collett Concerns that the share prices of the big dividend payers had become overheated have been reduced by the better-than-expected results in the February reporting season.

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

super 070823 AFR Photo-Illustration by peter riches / afrphotos.com GENERIC: money falling sky, grab for money, super, hands, grabbing, hand, out, handout, handouts, welfare stimulus package

Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

ALTERNATIVES

Working the yield of dreams

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John Collett With interest rates on hold, it's a good idea to look around for higher returns.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Winged, but is Qantas terminal?

QANTAS STRIKE
photo Michele MOssop
Tuesday 20th september2011
QANTAS domestic baggage handlers strike for half a day 
a deserted terminal in the morning
baggage handlers broght in to cover for  strikers - probably office staff. mention has been made of  non unionised handlers being kept in the wings

John Addis Investors and frequent flyer club members are faced with the same quandary - is now a good time to bale out?

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HOME LOANS

Ten more mortgage myths to bust

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris Informed borrowers make better choices, so here are another 10 mortgage myths we can bust:

UNDER THE RADAR

Investors going nuts for food producers

Richard Hemming Fish, cheese and, most notably, almonds are delivering some big windfalls.

SHARE RACE

Keeping the day job for now as cheery sharemarket boosts returns

David Potts Every dog has its day and one mutt couldn't be happier halfway through the shares race.