Share Market

MEDIA OWNERSHIP

Only the strong will survive

John Collett Small, regional media players could be the first to go if the government scraps ownership restrictions.

If it's good for Warren Buffett, is it good for you?

David Potts What set Warren Buffett off on his journey to untold wealth was reading a book called The Intelligent Investor .

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

ALTERNATIVES

Working the yield of dreams

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John Collett With interest rates on hold, it's a good idea to look around for higher returns.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Winged, but is Qantas terminal?

QANTAS STRIKE
photo Michele MOssop
Tuesday 20th september2011
QANTAS domestic baggage handlers strike for half a day 
a deserted terminal in the morning
baggage handlers broght in to cover for  strikers - probably office staff. mention has been made of  non unionised handlers being kept in the wings

John Addis Investors and frequent flyer club members are faced with the same quandary - is now a good time to bale out?

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HOME LOANS

Ten more mortgage myths to bust

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris Informed borrowers make better choices, so here are another 10 mortgage myths we can bust:

UNDER THE RADAR

Investors going nuts for food producers

Richard Hemming Fish, cheese and, most notably, almonds are delivering some big windfalls.

SHARE RACE

Keeping the day job for now as cheery sharemarket boosts returns

David Potts Every dog has its day and one mutt couldn't be happier halfway through the shares race.

HOT STOCK

Trade Me a pay-off for the patient

Trade Me.

Brian Han The interim results of New Zealand's leading online company show a set of numbers weighed down by the current reinvestment strategy.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Results place Woolies as the quiet achiever

Woolworths.

Nathan Bell While Coles secures glowing headlines, Woolies remains our preferred supermarket pick with world-beating returns.

GETTING STARTED

Bitcoins and bullion? Steer clear of both

David Potts

David Potts Those of us who are digitally challenged are cheering bullion in its battle against Bitcoins.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Pursuit of riches and that once-in-a-life event

ASX members had a rare windfall when its shares were listed in 1998.

Marcus Padley I spend my life wishing I was just that little bit better off. Quite a big bit better off in fact.

THE CHARTIST

The Shanghai index is a different beast

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo.

Rod Myer Perhaps surprisingly, given all the talk of the China boom, the Chinese share market has not been a good place to park your money in recent years.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How to get the most out of your dividends

Nathan Bell Cash goes in, cash comes out, right? Businesses that generate free cash flow, or those that eventually will, are what every investor should seek.

SHAREMARKET

Long and the short of those hit by short selling

Katherine Jimenez There's one dark cloud still looming over JB Hi-Fi's share price: Short selling.

ONE-STOP SHOP

Investors flocking to ETFs

Investors are flocking to exchange traded funds.

Pick'n'mix your assets, there are close to 100 exchange traded funds to choose from, writes David Potts.

MOBILE APPS

Monitoring your portfolio while on the go

Alexandra Cain A major shift is happening in online share trading, with investors increasingly using a mobile device to access their online share trading account.

PRIME MEDIA GROUP

TV stock worth a look

Prime Media Group.

Hot Stock Prime Media is leveraged to the programming strength of Seven, the number-one rated TV broadcaster in Australia

THE CHARTIST

Danger signs show up at Macquarie

Rod Myer Macquarie Group is what is known as a "high beta" stock, meaning it tends to move with the general market but these movements are amplified.

GETTING STARTED

Low bond yields bolster sharemarket

David Potts Whenever the sharemarket wobbles, remember the best way to cope is by checking out interest rates.