Share Market

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

How to navigate an AGM

AGM

Nathan Bell You'll get more than a good cup of tea and biscuit for your troubles.

UNDER THE RADAR

Good prospects amidst the dross

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mining

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Richard Hemming It's tough times for investors in mining services but dig deep and there are some diamonds in the rough.

HOT STOCK

Now might be a good time to sell ANZ

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Greg Smith With the bank's stock price at such an elevated level the time has come to lock in some of the massive gains.

SMALL CAPS

Small, but don't toss them back

Illustration: Jamie Smetkowski
Small fry

John Collett If you know where to look, there's opportunities galore in the markets' small fry.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

A (big) four-stock portfolio is quite alluring

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Marcus Padley Putting more money into bank shares is an attractive option for retirees.

INSIGHT

Riding high but it's a risky journey

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Clancy Yeates Some analysts say that after the banks' meteoric rise the capital gains may be reaching their limit.

HOT STOCK

Time to take it to the bank

Commonwealth Bank.

Greg Smith With Commonwealth Bank shares trading at close to all-time highs, investors should consider taking some profits.

FORECASTS

No science in speculation

Tarot cards could be one way to forecast market movements.

Tom Stevenson The one really predictable thing about predicting the market is that you'll be wrong.

UNDER THE RADAR

Dining out on a hot commodity

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Richard Hemming Asia's passion for protein means food is replacing iron ore and coal as the boom commodity.

HOT STOCK

Carsales dominates, but it's no bargain

Hot Stock Solid market performer - up 28 per cent this year - is too pricey to tempt the prudent

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Vital tips for new investors

No more cash prizes

Nathan Bell Think what $10,000 could buy. Holidays? Cars? Coffee galore? It's a lot of money but not a huge sum to invest.

UNDER THE RADAR

Asset price rises lead to recovery in consumer spending

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Richard Hemming Fund managers are piling into property developers and financial services companies to benefit from what they see as the reappearance of the "wealth effect" in the Australian economy, after a hiatus...

GOLD

Smart money pulls bullion out of the soup

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts The more dollar bills the US prints the higher almost everything but gold goes.

ASK NOEL

I've quit my job, now how do I invest?

Noel Whittaker I want to sell some shares. Should I buy more, or pay off the mortgage?

THE CHARTIST

Good times may slow for banking

Rod Myer With dividend yields falling, investors are starting to wonder how long the banks' onward march can last.

The 'Honest' Broker

Hybrids, banks and fun investing can work wonders

Marcus Padley The new breed of hybrids are walking off the shelf with their fully franked yields because they have cleverly targeted the safe income SMSF appetite rather than the bond market intelligentsia.

Intelligent investor

Save your friends from financial ruin

Financial ruin

Gareth Brown There are two simple rules that can prevent disaster when dealing with a financial adviser.

INVESTING

Make property your business

Mark Bouris Regardless of why you invest in property, there are a few things to keep in mind.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Fivefold growth for Dick Smith doesn't stack up

Dick Smith.

Nathan Bell If Anchorage Capital successfully floats Dick Smith for $520m, its investment will have increased by five times in a year.

GETTING STARTED

Some conditions will favour Nine

(FILES) A file photo taken on January 6, 2013 shows former Australian cricketer and Channel Nine commentator Richie Benaud holding his microphone as he hosts a talk-show during the lunch break on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Cricket Australia on June 4, 2013 announced an unprecedented 570 million USD (590 million AUSD) deal with free-to-air television networks Nine and Ten to broadcast the sport, a 118 percent increase on the previous five-year contract. Channel Nine, featuring veteran cricket commentator Richie Benaud, will continue to show Australian home Test and one-day matches as it has done for more than 30 years.   AFP PHOTO/ FILES / MANAN VATSYAYANA      IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

David Potts For the market's sake, Nine Entertainment's sharemarket debut under new management had better rate well with investors.