Share Market

INVESTING

Classic cars and watches give best returns

Tim Burrows with the 1913 Hispano-Suiza that he will be selling at Melbourne classic car auction.
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Ben Martin For those investors able to afford them, classic cars and watches, rather than traditional stock markets, are where the most impressive returns can be found.

ASK NOEL

Share trust better than risky rental

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Noel Whittaker I'm 26, with $150,000 in savings. Property in Budapest is cheap but would buying there be a good way to use my money?

FOLLOW THE MONEY

Renewed taste for risk among wealthy investors

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Katherine Jimenez Like many high net worth investors, Gerry Harvey is looking to move beyond the 'safe stuff'.

HOT STOCK

Incitec Pivot looks to be on fertile ground

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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.

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

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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.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Unless you're rich or love risk, property's door is closed

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Richard Livingston Discussions about residential property often descend into a debate about values. For the record, I think property is overvalued

INVESTING

Shares crack whip in funds

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John Collett Market recoveries have made for a very good year for share-based managed funds and their investors.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em

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Marcus Padley Glamorous and well-appointed they may be but Las Vegas' casinos are simple machines for making money from mug punters. The share market is a similar set-up.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Making the most of your mistakes

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Nathan Bell We all make mistakes - even seasoned investors. The key is to learn from them and move on.

THE CHARTIST

Little-fish telco's big swim

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Rod Myer Telco small fry iiNet has been in an uptrend for six months and is moving into an interesting and potentially profitable formation.

MARKET MOVERS

The ballot and the bounce

Keating and Hawke.

John Collett If history is any guide, the sharemarket should get a lift out of the election.

GETTING STARTED

Investors dig healthy returns

An excavator loads iron ore into a haul truck at the Sishen open cast mine, operated by Kumba Iron Ore Ltd., an iron ore-producing unit of Anglo American Plc, in Shishen, South Africa, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Kumba Iron Ore Ltd. may decide on the next stage of its Sishen-Saldanha expansion in 2014, the company said in a presentation on its website today. Photographer: Nadine Hutton/Bloomberg

David Potts Mining sector may be losing its boom, but there's still money to be made.

INVESTING

Minor miners in the pits

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John Collett Fund managers and analysts are warning small investors to be careful about investing in small resources stocks.

UNDER THE RADAR

Acts of Rudd threaten to smite markets mightily

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Richard Hemming As the McMillan Shakespeare car-wreck proves, changes in policy - or changes in government - can be very bad news.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Lies, damn lies and investing

Richard Livingston There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. Nowhere does it apply more than the world of investing and finance.

BUBBLES

Investors piling into Hong Kong taxis

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Emma Bi and Sheridan Prasso With Hong Kong's sharemarket and property market flagging, investors are pouring their money into taxi licences, fueling talk of a bubble.

HOT STOCKS

James Hardie solid despite US housing fears

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Brian Han Building products maker is one of the ASX-listed companies that is most leveraged to the US housing recovery.

UNDER THE RADAR

Diagnosis positive for medical advances

Richard Hemming Investors are still punting on explorers, it's just that they're in medical research. Just look at the share prices of Prana Biotechnolog and Nanosonics.