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Incitec Pivot looks to be on fertile ground

Greg Smith Fertiliser maker is set to bloom as global demand for food keeps on growing.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

What should your market portfolio look like?

Nathan Bell Diversification might be desirable but it's wise to let value drive your buying decisions.

GETTING STARTED

Study big picture not bottom line

Gareth Hutchens What is the state of Australian employment? Not that great, but it's not that bad either.

FURTHER AFIELD

Offshore paydays loom in bourse boom

Katherine Jimenez Offshore stocks have provided Aussie investors with some of the strongest returns seen in years - a trend that's set to continue in 2014

ASK NOEL

Bigger lump sum or decent pension?

Noel Whittaker What's the best pension plan with a big mortgage but a bad history of handling lump sums?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How saving helps you take control of your life

Splashing out on luxuries now can affect your wealth down the track.

Richard Livingston Saving is one thing best not put off until tomorrow. A look at the figures shows the advantages of starting now.

WEALTH

Wolf of Wall Street: Reformed but far from sheepish

Jordan Belfort.

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.

HOLIDAY MONEY

Foreign investments can help as the Aussie falls

Australian dollar

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.

INVESTING

Big barbs, small print

Barbed wire money.,

John Collett The advertising of 'capital-protected' products has been corrected.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Oligopolies as safe as money in the banks

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Marcus Padley There are the banks. Then there's the rest of the market. If you're trying to grow your money, start with the banks.

HOT STOCK

The future is looking golden

Greg Smith SIlver Lake Resources has cut its cost and could be a low-risk entry point to the gold sector.

UNDER THE RADAR

From scrap heap to a goldmine

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Richard Hemming If you'd have got into Bolnisi Gold a decade ago you'd be sitting on a small fortune. Other small miners could be headed in the same direction.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Gauging real value of a company is no easy task

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Nathan Bell Probably the simplest valuation tool in the investor's tool kit is the price-to-book ratio.

INSIGHT

Property investors hogging first-home market

Clancy Yeates What's more risky about a property boom based on investors?

SUPER

Not a time for tax losses and capital gain

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John Collett Property investors making losses on their properties must be crossing their fingers that house prices keep rising.

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Property base solid

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Brian Han Integrated real estate group Mirvac has investors excited about its focused strategy

UNDER THE RADAR

Sales down, stocks up: the retail conundrum

White goods

Richard Hemming Investors can expect to see the big stores' share prices keep climbing, at least in the short term.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Preparation and diversification the key to good investing

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Richard Livingston Investing is a long game. You need to stay the course and ignore the predictions.

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Litigation proves an asset for IMF (Australia)

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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.

GETTING STARTED

Go on, get involved - AGMs can be fun

David Potts The remuneration report is enticing shareholders to show up for the free entertainment of watching executives squirm.