Share Market

UNDER THE RADAR

From scrap heap to a goldmine

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Richard Hemming If you'd have got into Bolnisi Gold a decade ago you'd be sitting on a small fortune. Other small miners could be headed in the same direction.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Gauging real value of a company is no easy task

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Nathan Bell Probably the simplest valuation tool in the investor's tool kit is the price-to-book ratio.

INSIGHT

Property investors hogging first-home market

Clancy Yeates What's more risky about a property boom based on investors?

SUPER

Not a time for tax losses and capital gain

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John Collett Property investors making losses on their properties must be crossing their fingers that house prices keep rising.

HOT STOCK

Property base solid

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Brian Han Integrated real estate group Mirvac has investors excited about its focused strategy

UNDER THE RADAR

Sales down, stocks up: the retail conundrum

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Richard Hemming Investors can expect to see the big stores' share prices keep climbing, at least in the short term.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Preparation and diversification the key to good investing

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Richard Livingston Investing is a long game. You need to stay the course and ignore the predictions.

HOT STOCK

Litigation proves an asset for IMF (Australia)

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Greg Smith Law suit funder offers a unique investment opportunity and with stock trading at about eight times consensus earnings-per-share estimates it's a bargain too.

GETTING STARTED

Go on, get involved - AGMs can be fun

David Potts The remuneration report is enticing shareholders to show up for the free entertainment of watching executives squirm.

UNDER THE RADAR

A good investment, but has business grown too fast?

Richard Hemming Shares in iProperty have doubled in value in the past three months but some insiders say it's gone too far, too fast.

THE CHARTIST

The bond that ties

Rod Myer The US Quantative Easing program has been so big it has changed the normal relationship between shares and bonds.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The dark art of short selling

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Nathan Bell Whatever you think of the morality, shorting stocks is a dangerous game with potentially unlimited losses.

John Collett

Local bourse will suffer if US defaults

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John Collett The picture is a worrying one for Australian investors if the impasse with the US debt ceiling is not resolved by the Thursday deadline.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

What does money mean to you?

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Marcus Padley Money is an amazing motivator; it causes us to do astonishing things. But does it make us happy?

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METAL FATIGUE

Gold has flunked the crisis test

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David Potts I like gold as much as you but unfortunately, most of the time it can't be trusted as an investment.

STYLE

It's all in the bag

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Stephen Crafti From the clutch to the tote, to the ubiquitous backpack, designer bags are one of the first items to sell out in store and online.

HOT STOCK

Boral set to cement its position

Brian Han Industry-wide gloom is masking what is a strong cyclical play with a healthy balance sheet.

UNDER THE RADAR

Nothing fishy about under-the-radar stocks

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Richard Hemming Spotting stocks that don't have institutions on the register could mean big returns.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Demergers let shareholders multiply by division

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Nathan Bell Demergers are back in fashion and, unlike the '90s "grunge" look, we're pleased to see them again, as there's plenty of evidence they create value for shareholders.

ETHICAL INVESTING

Invest with conscience

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Penny Pryor As investors get more involved with where their money is going, ethical investing is changing and having a bigger impact.