Share Market


Bitcoins and bullion? Steer clear of both

David Potts Those of us who are digitally challenged are cheering bullion in its battle against Bitcoins.


Pursuit of riches and that once-in-a-life event

ASX members had a rare windfall when its shares were listed in 1998.

Marcus Padley I spend my life wishing I was just that little bit better off. Quite a big bit better off in fact.


The Shanghai index is a different beast

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo.

Rod Myer Perhaps surprisingly, given all the talk of the China boom, the Chinese share market has not been a good place to park your money in recent years.


How to get the most out of your dividends

Nathan Bell Cash goes in, cash comes out, right? Businesses that generate free cash flow, or those that eventually will, are what every investor should seek.


Long and the short of those hit by short selling

Katherine Jimenez There's one dark cloud still looming over JB Hi-Fi's share price: Short selling.


Investors flocking to ETFs

Investors are flocking to exchange traded funds.

Pick'n'mix your assets, there are close to 100 exchange traded funds to choose from, writes David Potts.


Monitoring your portfolio while on the go

Alexandra Cain A major shift is happening in online share trading, with investors increasingly using a mobile device to access their online share trading account.


TV stock worth a look

Prime Media Group.

Hot Stock Prime Media is leveraged to the programming strength of Seven, the number-one rated TV broadcaster in Australia


Danger signs show up at Macquarie

Rod Myer Macquarie Group is what is known as a "high beta" stock, meaning it tends to move with the general market but these movements are amplified.


Low bond yields bolster sharemarket

David Potts Whenever the sharemarket wobbles, remember the best way to cope is by checking out interest rates.


Could Onthehouse provide a tasty morsel for REA?


Richard Hemming We don’t like Onthehouse because we think it makes sense for REA to buy it. We like it because it’s cheap.


Buy-and-hold strategy wins; all eyes now on US interest rates

David Potts A stumble at the finish line as the market held its breath over Wall Street wasn't enough to stop Money's me from winning the four-week round of our shares race.


Some conditions will favour Nine

(FILES) A file photo taken on January 6, 2013 shows former Australian cricketer and Channel Nine commentator Richie Benaud holding his microphone as he hosts a talk-show during the lunch break on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Cricket Australia on June 4, 2013 announced an unprecedented 570 million USD (590 million AUSD) deal with free-to-air television networks Nine and Ten to broadcast the sport, a 118 percent increase on the previous five-year contract. Channel Nine, featuring veteran cricket commentator Richie Benaud, will continue to show Australian home Test and one-day matches as it has done for more than 30 years.   AFP PHOTO/ FILES / MANAN VATSYAYANA      IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

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


Little-fish telco's big swim

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Rod Myer Telco small fry iiNet has been in an uptrend for six months and is moving into an interesting and potentially profitable formation.


Investors dig healthy returns

An excavator loads iron ore into a haul truck at the Sishen open cast mine, operated by Kumba Iron Ore Ltd., an iron ore-producing unit of Anglo American Plc, in Shishen, South Africa, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Kumba Iron Ore Ltd. may decide on the next stage of its Sishen-Saldanha expansion in 2014, the company said in a presentation on its website today. Photographer: Nadine Hutton/Bloomberg

David Potts Mining sector may be losing its boom, but there's still money to be made.


Minor miners in the pits

Pictured-Jordan Porter aged 3 years and brother Tasman aged 5ears from Rubicon, near Alexander get into the Tonka trucks at Fun 4 Kids
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John Collett Fund managers and analysts are warning small investors to be careful about investing in small resources stocks.


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.