Share Market


Asset price rises lead to recovery in consumer spending


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...


Smart money pulls bullion out of the soup

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts The more dollar bills the US prints the higher almost everything but gold goes.


I've quit my job, now how do I invest?

Noel Whittaker I want to sell some shares. Should I buy more, or pay off the mortgage?


Good times may slow for banking

Rod Myer With dividend yields falling, investors are starting to wonder how long the banks' onward march can last.

The 'Honest' Broker

Hybrids, banks and fun investing can work wonders

Marcus Padley The new breed of hybrids are walking off the shelf with their fully franked yields because they have cleverly targeted the safe income SMSF appetite rather than the bond market intelligentsia.

Intelligent investor

Save your friends from financial ruin

Financial ruin

Gareth Brown There are two simple rules that can prevent disaster when dealing with a financial adviser.


Make property your business

Mark Bouris Regardless of why you invest in property, there are a few things to keep in mind.


Fivefold growth for Dick Smith doesn't stack up

Dick Smith.

Nathan Bell If Anchorage Capital successfully floats Dick Smith for $520m, its investment will have increased by five times in a year.


Some conditions will favour Nine

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David Potts For the market's sake, Nine Entertainment's sharemarket debut under new management had better rate well with investors.


Mesoblast poised for lift-off

Rod Myer After a wild ride on the market in recent years the biotech company might be about to go for a run.


Ageing boomers point the way for 2014

Richard Hemming What will be the main drivers of the small caps market in 2014? We asked the experts.


London calling but is it a bridge too far?

Ask Noel

Noel Whittaker We want to sell our share portfolio, borrow $100,000 and buy a property in London for our children.


Is property affordable? The devil's in the index

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Richard Livingston If I ask the question "is property affordable?" you'll have an opinion, or quickly form one.


Where to now for GrainCorp investors?

Receiving grain at GrainCorp's Hamilton depot.

Greg Smith Despite the blocking of takeover plans, shares in the agribusiness are still worth holding on to.


Looking at new year directions

Richard Hemming What are the big themes that are likely to affect little companies next year?


Fibonacci analysis shows Wall Street's bullish run could break records

Rod Myer Combining time and distance magnitudes with Fibonacci number retracements gives an indication of where the US market will head in coming weeks.


Make 2014 a year of expanded horizons


Brendan Swift Australian investors are sitting pretty as the calendar year draws to a close, thanks to stellar returns from residential property and equities.


20 simple steps to a share trading fortune

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Marcus Padley Here, condensed into a few easy-to-digest dot points, is all you need to know about the sharemarket.


Greencross credentials can only get stronger with merger

Greg Smith It's not just the proposed Petbarn tie-up that makes veterinery services provider worth a punt.


Game changer in decision to opt for SMSF

Superannuation choices

Richard Livingston It makes sense to control your own super fund if you limit your costs to 1 per cent.