Share Market

UNDER THE RADAR

Growth the lure in going offshore

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Richard Hemming Buying international equities via exchange-traded funds could be manna from heaven for SMSFs, which are looking to reduce their costs.

FAT FINGER

Typo slices 99% off Israeli company shares

Richard Evans Investors in an Israeli company had an unpleasant shock when their shares lost 99 per cent of their value because of a trader's typing error.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Beware the Well Known Fact

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Nathan Bell History shows that "common knowledge" often comes before the fall.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

$20,000 just a drop in the ocean

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James Cockington Old and rare whiskies, even bottles that can't be drunk, are now regarded as an investment. They could also make a great Father's Day gift.

PROFIT OR PROFITEERING

Get rich quick on Syrian conflict? Hold your fire

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James Saft Investors fearing the impact of an attack on Syria ought to start worrying instead about things they can predict and control.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Greater risk leads to greater rewards

Savings

Richard Livingston You've probably heard about starting early when it comes to saving – the power of compound interest and all that. It's true, but it's not quite that simple.

QANTAS

Dividends still up in the air

Plane and rainbow.

John Collett Flying Kangaroo lands a profit but small investors may not be happy.

HOT STOCK

AMP facing headwinds but long-term future looks positive

Greg Smith AMP has delivered growth in all business units apart from its wealth protection division.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Herd mentality only takes you so far

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Nathan Bell In the context of human evolution, going along with the consensus has generally been a smart move.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Ratios generous to a fault

Marcus Padley Are higher payout ratios a new culture in the equity market or a fad? Is investing in equities for income a legitimate mindset or an Australian disease?

REPORTING SEASON

Caution starting to pay dividends

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David Potts The bad news was better than expected in the recent reporting season - and the good news was better still.

THE CHARTIST

Poker player shows its hand

Rod Myer Like the track records of the punters eBet's software systems service, the company's on-market performance has been highly volatile.

UNDER THE RADAR

Wading tentatively in the big pool

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Richard Hemming Small caps fared pretty well in the reporting period just gone. They' re more resilient than many believe. If they weren't, they wouldn't be in business.

UNDER THE RADAR

Confidence up at Bisalloy after tough times

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Under the Radar column Bisalloy has yet to set the investment world alight, but this could all change in the next year as it recovers from a tough 2013.

INSIGHT

Asset allocation can be the decider in super funds

Clancy Yeates There's a lot to consider when picking a super fund. Perhaps the most important factor is how your money is spread out.

THE CHARTIST

Trends hint there's a bear in there

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Rod Myer Market momentum indicators are pointing to the return of 'bearish divergence'.

HOT STOCK

Pluto is Woodside's star

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Greg Smith There was much to like about Woodside's recently reported first half numbers.

INVESTING

Big barbs, small print

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John Collett The advertising of 'capital-protected' products has been corrected.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Oligopolies as safe as money in the banks

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Marcus Padley There are the banks. Then there's the rest of the market. If you're trying to grow your money, start with the banks.

HOT STOCK

The future is looking golden

Greg Smith SIlver Lake Resources has cut its cost and could be a low-risk entry point to the gold sector.