Share Market

Small companies are doing it tougher

Rod Myer Underlying movements in sharemarket indices can tell an interesting story about the state of the economy.

GETTING STARTED

The enigma of Westfield ownership

David Potts Next time you pop into a Westfield, think who owns it. The Lowys? That’s what I would have said, too.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

iSentia's share price is a fragile flower

Nathan Bell Above the float price, there's already a good argument to take profits and get out.

HOT STOCK

Suncorp steadies ship for investors

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Greg Smith Technology initiatives, stripping out costs and divesting the non-core bank division have helped restore the insurer's fortunes.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six questions for your financial planner

Compromised? Ask the right questions to see whether you're getting independent advice.

John Addis OPINION Most investors need reliable financial advice. The problem is in finding it.

UNDER THE RADAR

Of small telcos and big gorillas

Positive connection: Nobody really knows what the NBN will mean for them.

Richard Hemming Junior telecommunications stocks have had a great run. There are signs that might change.

SHARE RACE

Chartist leaps in front to move from first to last

Vanessa Desloires Depending who you talk to, picking winners in the stock market can either be a delicate science of educated guessing, or something written in the stars.

INSIGHT

Low interest rates likely to keep high-yielding shares in favour

Clancy Yeates Low interest rates have put a rocket under share prices this financial year. The search for yield is likely to continue in 2014-15.

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?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Investing lessons from a turbulent decade

Ditch the crystal ball: You don't need to predict the future to do well on the sharemarket.

Nathan Bell From massive highs to huge lows the past 10 years have been interesting times - and a perfect learning opportunity.

HOT STOCK

Property base solid

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

GETTING SETTLED

Benefits of buying interstate

Penny Pryor As capital city property markets heat up it might be time to look interstate, at areas that are yet to become the next big thing.

GETTING STARTED

Sharemarket boom with money surplus

David Potts While you weren't looking, Australia stumbled upon an investment nirvana where it's almost impossible to lose money.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Free your SMSF from the shoebox

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Richard Livingston The rise and rise of specialist SMSF administrators and online services is great news for trustees.

Share listings on the rise

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John Collett Ever since the global financial crisis (GFC), the flow of companies listing on the Australian sharemarket has been a trickle.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How to navigate an AGM

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Nathan Bell You'll get more than a good cup of tea and biscuit for your troubles.

UNDER THE RADAR

Good prospects amidst the dross

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Richard Hemming It's tough times for investors in mining services but dig deep and there are some diamonds in the rough.