Share Market

THE CHARTIST

Fibonacci analysis shows Wall Street's bullish run could break records

Rod Myer Combining time and distance magnitudes with Fibonacci number retracements gives an indication of where the US market will head in coming weeks.

SMART INVESTOR

Make 2014 a year of expanded horizons

 

Brendan Swift Australian investors are sitting pretty as the calendar year draws to a close, thanks to stellar returns from residential property and equities.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

20 simple steps to a share trading fortune

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Marcus Padley Here, condensed into a few easy-to-digest dot points, is all you need to know about the sharemarket.

INVESTING

Classic cars and watches give best returns

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Ben Martin For those investors able to afford them, classic cars and watches, rather than traditional stock markets, are where the most impressive returns can be found.

ASK NOEL

Share trust better than risky rental

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Noel Whittaker I'm 26, with $150,000 in savings. Property in Budapest is cheap but would buying there be a good way to use my money?

FOLLOW THE MONEY

Renewed taste for risk among wealthy investors

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Katherine Jimenez Like many high net worth investors, Gerry Harvey is looking to move beyond the 'safe stuff'.

HOT STOCK

Incitec Pivot looks to be on fertile ground

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Greg Smith Fertiliser maker is set to bloom as global demand for food keeps on growing.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

What should your market portfolio look like?

Nathan Bell Diversification might be desirable but it's wise to let value drive your buying decisions.

GETTING STARTED

Study big picture not bottom line

Gareth Hutchens What is the state of Australian employment? Not that great, but it's not that bad either.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How saving helps you take control of your life

Splashing out on luxuries now can affect your wealth down the track.

Richard Livingston Saving is one thing best not put off until tomorrow. A look at the figures shows the advantages of starting now.

Retail

Why Harvey Norman has run out of steam

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Nathan Bell This may sound like value investing heresy - I recommend you sell Harvey Norman, largely because it has a strong balance sheet and an owner manager.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Long-dated bonds help counter low rates

Matt Ryan Low interest rates make other asset classes look more attractive and drive the prices of equities and property higher.

TIME TO SELL

Your next move when share prices tumble

Barbara Drury When share prices fall, investors need a plan. Should you sell to protect your capital or hang in there and buy more?

HOT STOCK

This growth story ticks all the boxes

Brian Han Once part of Amcor, Orora's cardboard business is thriving and the shares are worth a look.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Simpler way to join the market

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Marcus Padley Listed Investment Companies are a good option if you want a diversified portfolio without having to manage it yourself.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

The rise of the collectorator

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James Cockington A new breed of buyer has taken over the auction world. Part-investor, part-interior decorator, they're becoming known as ''collectorators''.

SCAMS

Move to halt the new wolves of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Andrew Tangel US regulators suspend trading in 255 small caps in bid to stop repeat of 'pump-and-dump' schemes seen in Scorsese's film.

SUIT YOURSELF

Does red zone thrill, or are you still a bit green?

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Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.

HOT STOCK

Money to be made in the mess miners make

Brian Han Waste management expert Tox Free Solutions is riding high - but are its shares worth a punt?

SUPER

Wise money eyes Google, and British homes

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John Collett Investors' love of Australian shares means they miss out on some overseas opportunities.