Share Market

UNDER THE RADAR

Coal or iron, Altura's digging a rich seam

Richard Hemming Small cap miner has seen a 65 per cent share price increase in the past three months.

UNDER THE RADAR

Altura a winner from Atlas expansion

Australian iron ore.

Richard Hemming Altura's income is set to rise to $45 million after partner Atlas Iron said it would expand production.

SUPER

Fear of the finger has directors playing nice

John Collett Shareholder ''democracy'' has always seemed a contradiction. There is nothing very democratic about the corporate world.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

There goes Forge, as others have gone before it

Marcus Padley When Forge went into voluntary administration on February 11, it was a $78 million surprise.

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?

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

AGM

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

Pick the dividend champs

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John Collett Concerns that the share prices of the big dividend payers had become overheated have been reduced by the better-than-expected results in the February reporting season.

UNDER THE RADAR

Good prospects amidst the dross

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mining

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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.

HOT STOCK

Now might be a good time to sell ANZ

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Greg Smith With the bank's stock price at such an elevated level the time has come to lock in some of the massive gains.

SMALL CAPS

Small, but don't toss them back

Illustration: Jamie Smetkowski
Small fry

John Collett If you know where to look, there's opportunities galore in the markets' small fry.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

A (big) four-stock portfolio is quite alluring

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Marcus Padley Putting more money into bank shares is an attractive option for retirees.

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.

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.

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.

UNDER THE RADAR

Dining out on a hot commodity

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Pic shows Swiss Emmenthal Cheese

Richard Hemming Asia's passion for protein means food is replacing iron ore and coal as the boom commodity.

HOT STOCK

Carsales dominates, but it's no bargain

Hot Stock Solid market performer - up 28 per cent this year - is too pricey to tempt the prudent

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Vital tips for new investors

No more cash prizes

Nathan Bell Think what $10,000 could buy. Holidays? Cars? Coffee galore? It's a lot of money but not a huge sum to invest.