Share Market

Shares race: Potts falters, Dartboard in pole position

David Potts He's second to last in the shares race, but David Potts sees encouraging signs in the market.


Investors will be rolling in it

Higher dividends from the big companies means an increase in wealth for many canny Australians.

John Collett With big companies returning sizeable increases in returns it's good times for income-seeking shareholders


Tasty options at Collins Foods despite board divisions

Greg Smith Dissenting director could force board's hand on under-performing Sizzler business.


Tiddler telcos turning into bigger fish

Richard Hemming For small companies that are turning into bigger entities through fast growth, the elusive ‘‘buying opportunity’’ might be now.


Overvalued dollar stuck in a viscous trap

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David Potts The best case scenario to get our currency down is for economic growth in the US writes.


Don't stress out on missing out

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Nathan Bell You can miss out on hundreds of opportunities and still do well, but back too many duds and you’re sure to do badly.


Lies, damned lies and share price graphics

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Marcus Padley Charts are a salesman's best friend and manipulating them is a well-worn industry practice designed to calm customers down.


Bubble or brilliance? Either way Audio Pixels is on a roll

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Richard Hemming Australian technology minnow Audio Pixels has investors in a frenzy with shares almost tripling since early June.


Precipice looms for some if franking rules change

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Richard Livingston If dividend imputation rules change, expect the share prices of the banks and Telstra to fall over a cliff.


Five secrets to getting rich

In the money: How to get rich is simple if you know the secrets.

Alexandra Cain Small changes can lead to big increases in how much your investments return, writes Alexandra Cain.


HUB24's $2m move for Paragem makes it even more attractive

Good planning: Paragem will boost HUB24's funds under administration.

Greg Smith The listed investment platform firm HUB24 has announced that that it is buying independently owned financial planning licensee Paragem for $2 million.


Time to sell down the banks

Exposed: The banks might be too big to fail but in the event of a crash only the depositors are protected, not the shareholders.

Nathan Bell Bank stocks are masquerading as the market's miracle-makers but are far riskier than most investors appreciate.


Big banks no longer the leaders

Dimmed: the big four banks are facing fresh headwinds.

Clancy Yeates Over the past four months or so, the banks have lagged the broader market. What's going on?


Dividend fountain set to keep on spouting

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David Potts Payouts aren't up a great deal - bar a few spectacular exceptions - but more companies are paying them.


When do hard assets offer real value?

Hot and cold: All that melts is not gold, the unfortunate tale of BlueScope.

Nathan Bell A company values hard assets on its balance sheet. But how accurate is that figure when the ''for sale'' signs are out?


Property investing not a good fit for all

Marcus Padley It is not one or the other when weighing up the benefits of either share or property investments.

Gauging the risks with financial investments

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Daryl Dixon Investors need to be aware of the possibility of volatility and the need to be able, and willing, to sit out price declines.

Bouris on Money

Ten ways to read the economy

Big picture: Understand the economy before you make major financial decisions.

Mark Bouris When you make financial decisions outside your normal expertise you’ll need to understand the broader economy.


Qantas circling inflection point

Robust capital position: Domestically Qantas stands in a good position to maintain, if not increase, market share.

Greg Smith After suffering severe headwinds for many years it looks like the carrier is set for some clearer air.


How to make the most of broker research

Nathan Bell It isn't designed to identify long-term value because brokers want you to trade, now.