Share Market

THE CHARTIST

Starbucks losing its froth

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

THE CHARTIST

Momentum building for Amcor

Amcor.

Rod Myer Amcor has a long history but no longer resembles the paper and packaging giant of old. After a shaky GFC, it has staged a strong recovery.

INVESTING

Seven wonders of the investing world

Big oil: Shale oil is transforming the US economy.

Where will money be made in the longer term? David Potts tells all.

INSIGHT

Riding high but it's a risky journey

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Clancy Yeates Some analysts say that after the banks' meteoric rise the capital gains may be reaching their limit.

BUBBLE TO POP?

Nightmare vision of impending property crash

Frank Maiorana colour illustration. For Business 13-03-2010

City skyline made up of red arrows pointing upwards. High interest rates / housing finance

John Collett We should brace ourselves for a spectacular collapse in home prices, an American economist claims.

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GETTING SETTLED

Could you manage it all by yourself?

Alex Haddad

Sylvia Pennington Buying an investment property isn't the end of the story. You need to manage it and that can, sometimes, be very tricky.

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HOT STOCK

Time to take it to the bank

Commonwealth Bank.

Greg Smith With Commonwealth Bank shares trading at close to all-time highs, investors should consider taking some profits.

RESULTS SEASON

A new climate of profitability

Seasons changing.

John Collett Following a challenging couple of years, major insurers IAG, Suncorp and QBE are now showing signs of strength.

HOT STOCK

A niche little earner in tight telco market

Brian Han For the 11th consecutive year, Amcom has delivered 20 per cent-plus growth in underlying earnings.

ASK NOEL

The super cap is hard to shift

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Noel Whittaker I would like to contribute more than the $25,000 limit into my super account. Is there a way to do it?

UNDER THE RADAR

Growth the lure in going offshore

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Richard Hemming Buying international equities via exchange-traded funds could be manna from heaven for SMSFs, which are looking to reduce their costs.

FAT FINGER

Typo slices 99% off Israeli company shares

Richard Evans Investors in an Israeli company had an unpleasant shock when their shares lost 99 per cent of their value because of a trader's typing error.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Beware the Well Known Fact

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Nathan Bell History shows that "common knowledge" often comes before the fall.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

$20,000 just a drop in the ocean

Barrels of whisky, Jura Lodge, island of Jura, Scotland. Photograph supplied. SHD TRAVEL AUG 3 JURA LODGE.

James Cockington Old and rare whiskies, even bottles that can't be drunk, are now regarded as an investment. They could also make a great Father's Day gift.

PROFIT OR PROFITEERING

Get rich quick on Syrian conflict? Hold your fire

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James Saft Investors fearing the impact of an attack on Syria ought to start worrying instead about things they can predict and control.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Greater risk leads to greater rewards

Savings

Richard Livingston You've probably heard about starting early when it comes to saving – the power of compound interest and all that. It's true, but it's not quite that simple.

QANTAS

Dividends still up in the air

Plane and rainbow.

John Collett Flying Kangaroo lands a profit but small investors may not be happy.

HOT STOCK

AMP facing headwinds but long-term future looks positive

Greg Smith AMP has delivered growth in all business units apart from its wealth protection division.

FORECASTS

No science in speculation

Tarot cards could be one way to forecast market movements.

Tom Stevenson The one really predictable thing about predicting the market is that you'll be wrong.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Herd mentality only takes you so far

Hard hats
photo Michele MOssop
Wednesday 13 May 2009
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Nathan Bell In the context of human evolution, going along with the consensus has generally been a smart move.