George Cochrane MY PARENTS and I own a house together and have equal shares among the three of us. The house has been their home for 20 years and I did not charge them rent on my portion of the house.
Potts Spot YOU can never have too much of a good thing - but I'll make an exception for our investment boom.
AUSTRALIANS are a laid-back bunch but when it comes to planning for retirement, a ''she'll be right'' approach is just not going to cut it.
Annette Sampson Shares too risky? At the moment, that depends greatly on who you're talking to. If you're the sort of person who breaks into a cold sweat at the latest news report about concerns Greece won't meet...
John Collett Australian share prices, including dividends, may be down 7 per cent over the past year to February 29 but the good news is that most small shareholders have done better than that.
Marcus Padley It's not enough to upset just one group of investors in these articles, so let's play it safe and upset them all.
Greg Fraser In the past 10 years, Harvey Norman franchisees in Australia have sold almost $41 billion worth of televisions, digital cameras, laptops and many other consumer electronics.
John Kavanagh What is it? Two asset management companies, BlackRock Investment Management and Russell Investments, have announced plans to list fixed-income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Australian...
Share portfolios that have done best in recent years have been those with exposure to Australia's booming mining sector.
Penny Pryor Construction company Seymour Whyte is one firm that enjoyed a solid earnings season.
John Collett Australian share prices are up more than 5 per cent this year and, who knows, it may be the start of a sustained recovery.
Greg Fraser The saga at Channel Ten in the past two years has a more convoluted plot than any drama being aired on its network today.
David Potts The resources boom might be ramping up but the market is moving on, writes David Potts.
Disillusion with traditional managed funds' high fees and poor performances is likely to see a continuing shift among financial planners and small investors to a type of listed managed fund called an...
David Potts Leaving money in the bank never made anybody rich, though no doubt it's handy once you get there. Yes, I know term deposits have served a treat; they're government-guaranteed up to $250,000 and the 6...
Hot Stock What's new? The wind has certainly been taken out of the sales at David Jones. The glamorous department store retailer has been becalmed by a chastened customer base that is less frivolous and more...
Eric Johnston Investors appear to be starting to tire from the recent rush of hybrid shares issues.
Matthew Kidman One area advisable to stay away from in the market is property in south-east Queensland. Bank of Queensland investors had a rude awakening earlier this week about the woes in the sunshine state.
I Can Do That
I Can Do That The strategy: To avoid the traps of unlisted property investments.
Hot Stock Tatts Group will be hoping it has the winning ticket to acquire the South Australian lottery, which is up for grabs this year.