Share Market

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's the best way to take advantage of Telstra buyback?

George Cochrane Should I participate in the share buyback scheme being offered by Telstra?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

The seven deadly money sins

Bad habits: It only takes a bit of self-discipline to regain control of your financial affairs.

Scott Phillips Doing the right thing is only half the battle, you need to avoid doing the wrong things, too.

UNDER THE RADAR

Community backlash could scupper Tassal's expansion

Salmon - tasty and healthy but not necessarily a good investment.

Richard Hemming Salmon harvester Tassal has seen it's stock fall about 12 per cent in the past month.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Invest time wisely to help your children reap the rewards

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Marcus Padley It's a subtle art talking to kids, whether about finance or life in general; it's not about telling them what to do, it's about telling them stories.

ASSET CHECK

After Telstra, the gloss could be rubbing off big share buybacks

Buyback: Telestra results disappointing.

Daryl Dixon The Telstra buyback disappointed many, and serves as a timely warning for investors of the potential risks as well as the benefits of accepting seemingly attractive offers.

ASSET CHECK

Unsettling time for investors

Volatility is likely to be much higher in international sharemarkets.

Daryl Dixon The good times for superannuation fund and other share investors may have come to an end.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Healthy demand likely to buoy Medibank float

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GENERICS- medibank , medibank private

Nathan Bell It's likely to be reasonably priced and the long-term prospects are good.

GETTING STARTED

Don't rush in to Medibank float

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GENERICS- medibank , medibank private

David Potts Hold your horses if you're thinking about the Medibank Private float.

UNDER THE RADAR

Perpetual splashing the cash on small caps

Risk assessment: Companies with low market capitalisation carry greater risk than those with high market capitalisation, and have potentially greater returns.

Richard Hemming Perpetual's Small Cap chief, Jack Collopy, has spent about $100 million on stocks in the past six weeks.

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.

Dollar's strength shows all that glitters isn't gold

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Everything is conspiring against gold but all things considered the goldminers are doing all right. Must be a tough lot.

HOT STOCK

Mt Carlton main driver as Evolution Mining digs deep

Greg Smith Price and exploration potential make this gold miner attractive.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Airlines, steelmakers show woes of diversification

Be careful: Buying shares in a company just to gain exposure to a certain sector, such as mining services, doesn't make sense.

Nathan Bell Is buying a stock to improve your portfolio diversification a sensible idea?

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Why you need us looking after your trades

Marcus Padley Brokers don't come free, but think about the wealth of information and expertise you get in return.

ASK NOEL

Rental income a taxing issue

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker We own a townhouse, which is rented at $450 a week. We're off to Europe for 12 months - what are our tax obligations?

HOT STOCK

Ten's fortunes could turn

Channel Ten.

Angus Geddes Ten, the third largest free-to-air TV network in Australia, has struggled with the structural headwinds facing the media industry.

THE CHARTIST

Tracking Oz Minerals' bumpy ride

Oz Minerals.

Rod Myer This copper and gold miner has given its shareholders a particularly wild ride since the GFC.

Africa's 'most exciting' new iron ore project (it's not Simandou)

Tawana Resources.

Richard Hemming A new development south of Rio Tinto is close to infrastructure

Bond basics: safer yields outside the sharemarket

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris When interest rates are as low as they are right now, two things happen.

HOT STOCK

Good returns: Telecom New Zealand

Telecom.

Greg Smith It's hard to fault the company's strategy of investment in 4G and the growth opportunities available in data, digital, cloud-based and mobile operations.