Share Market

GETTING STARTED

Starting your own business could be the best investment of all

Melissa Browne The financial reward of your own business is worth considering when deciding how to grow your money.

THE CHARTIST

Flight Centre faces heavy weather

Rod Myer The manner of Flight Centre's descent from crusing altitude gives some clues as to its future direction.

HOT STOCK

Woodside is well worth weighing up

David Lennox Improved investor appetite and a good energy price outlook are among the bright spots for Woodside Petroleum.

UNDER THE RADAR

US hedge funds pump up LNG

Richard Hemming The Liquefied Natural Gas share price has risen sharply. So what is the attraction to US investors?

SHARE RACE

Wall St shares' record run gives racers a big push

New surge: The market is in a sweet spot of improving growth with continued low interest rates.

David Potts A record run on Wall Street pushed our tipsters into the black for the first time with one week left of this round.

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.

SHARES RACE

From feather duster back to rooster as market slips back

The competition starts afresh with participants racing to see who can makes the best virtual pile of cash.

David Potts From feather duster last time, yours truly is rooster in the first week of our new four-week shares race.