Share Market

SHARES RACE

Buy-and-hold strategy wins; all eyes now on US interest rates

David Potts A stumble at the finish line as the market held its breath over Wall Street wasn't enough to stop Money's me from winning the four-week round of our shares race.

MEDIA OWNERSHIP

Only the strong will survive

Only the strong will survive.

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

ASK NOEL

Investing to pay for university

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker How can we turn $30,000 into more than $150,000 within 18 to 20 years to pay for our child's university?

THE CHARTIST

Fox's strong run might be old news

Fox Networks Group Inc.

Rod Myer Rupert Murdoch's News group has captured lots of negative press in recent years. But the period has been kind to investors.

FOREIGN MARKETS

The Dragon is a powerful beast, handle with care

Alexandra Cain It's extremely difficult for retail investors to directly access Chinese sharemarkets. Nevertheless there are ways to achieve a China exposure.

UNDER THE RADAR

APN's shock jock surge

Kyle & Jackie O.

Richard Hemming Kyle & Jackie O represent the icing on the cake for APN's shareholders.

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.

UNDER THE RADAR

Investors going nuts for food producers

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

UNDER THE RADAR

Could Onthehouse provide a tasty morsel for REA?

Onthehouse.

Richard Hemming We don’t like Onthehouse because we think it makes sense for REA to buy it. We like it because it’s cheap.

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.