BUGS ARE BACK
John Ficenec The market price of gold might have fallen but hoarding it is approaching record levels.
Andrew Tangel and Chris O'Brien Though still far from the mainstream and too complex for the average consumer, Bitcoin has grown well past its roots as the plaything of anarchists and hackers.
Richard Evans The bad habits you need to kick and the good ones you need to acquire for your finances to flourish in the New Year.
Ben Martin For those investors able to afford them, classic cars and watches, rather than traditional stock markets, are where the most impressive returns can be found.
Noel Whittaker I'm 26, with $150,000 in savings. Property in Budapest is cheap but would buying there be a good way to use my money?
FOLLOW THE MONEY
Katherine Jimenez Like many high net worth investors, Gerry Harvey is looking to move beyond the 'safe stuff'.
Nathan Bell Diversification might be desirable but it's wise to let value drive your buying decisions.
Katherine Rushton He's now a reformed character but Jordan Belfdort used to be the embodiment of Wall Street excess – so much so that Martin Scorsese has made a film about him.
Richard Livingston It's important to give your portfolio some international flavour to make sure you don't have too many eggs in the Australian basket.
John Collett Property investors making losses on their properties must be crossing their fingers that house prices keep rising.
Brian Han Integrated real estate group Mirvac has investors excited about its focused strategy
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Investors can expect to see the big stores' share prices keep climbing, at least in the short term.
Richard Livingston Investing is a long game. You need to stay the course and ignore the predictions.
Greg Smith Law suit funder offers a unique investment opportunity and with stock trading at about eight times consensus earnings-per-share estimates it's a bargain too.
David Potts The remuneration report is enticing shareholders to show up for the free entertainment of watching executives squirm.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Shares in iProperty have doubled in value in the past three months but some insiders say it's gone too far, too fast.
Rod Myer The US Quantative Easing program has been so big it has changed the normal relationship between shares and bonds.
Nathan Bell Whatever you think of the morality, shorting stocks is a dangerous game with potentially unlimited losses.
John Collett The picture is a worrying one for Australian investors if the impasse with the US debt ceiling is not resolved by the Thursday deadline.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley Money is an amazing motivator; it causes us to do astonishing things. But does it make us happy?