Share Market

INVESTING

Government should act on high-frequency trading

Richard Livingston A new book means all the world is talking about HFT - everyone it seems but the people who should be talking about it.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Digging for bargains in the rubble

Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.

THE CHARTIST

BlueScope has a pulse after tough times

Steel

Rod Myer Its shares once traded at dizzying heights before plummeting. But it looks like the little Aussie battler is back.

DIVIDENDS

Bank dividends are too good to be true

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Chasing bank dividends has been a strategy that has paid in spades.

INVESTING

Mixing it up key to success

Penny Pryor dinkus.

Penny Pryor Spread the risks, and always understand what you are investing in.

HOT STOCK

Litigation funder steps up growth

Greg Smith We regard commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF as an interesting opportunity.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Self-managed funds no walk in wonderland

John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.

HOT STOCK

Westpac outperforms bank peers

Greg Smith Westpac recently delivered another solid set of numbers.

UNDER THE RADAR

Golden opportunities as assets swap apace

Richard Hemming Assets are swapping at a rate of knots in the gold sector as companies that desperately need cash sell to companies that have cash.

WHERE TO INVEST

The ABC of investing

The ABCs of investing.

You didn't need the budget to tell you that you are on your own, although a reminder every now and then never goes astray.

THE CHARTIST

Bank of Queensland delicately placed

Bank of Queensland.

Rod Myer Bank of Queensland is a significant second-tier bank, trading well below its pre-GFC highs.

INVESTING

Pre-flight checks: 20 essential tips for investors

Richard Evans Use these investment checklists to avoid losing money.

Money: Small stocks do's and don'ts

Nathan Bell Small stocks are better value than they've been in years, but risks remain.

HOT STOCK

Greencross, for the love of Fido

Greg Smith Australia has one of the world's highest rates of pet ownership, and hopes are high for one petcare company.

Full-service brokers: we're worth every cent

Marcus Padley Try getting your personal financial issues sorted by a 20-year-old at a call centre - then you'll see why you're paying $19.95 a trade.

GETTING STARTED

VIX in the mix: calm before a share storm?

David Potts Financial advisers are always harping on about the trade-off between reward and risk.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Do’s and don’ts when looking to small stocks

Nathan Bell The last few years have favoured the big over the nimble.

THE CHARTIST

Starbucks losing its froth

Starbucks.

Rod Myer The company has received positive press lately, but this chart shows a different picture.

HOT STOCK

IOOF strikes again, but should you buy?

Greg Smith IOOF's latest acquisition will make it the third largest financial advice business in Australia.

Bank valuations defy China risks

Nathan Bell Bank investors facing a stark reality: either Chinese banks are a bargain or Australian bank shareholders need to prepare for tougher times.