Share Market

PROPERTY

Can you afford it? Can you afford to ignore it?

David Potts With low interest rates property prices jumped 10 per cent last year. That growth is slowing, but should you stay waiting on the sidelines?

Investing

Whisky hunters beat sharemarket returns with single malt

Actor Bill Murray touting Suntory's Hibiki 17-year-old blend in

When Aaron Chan heard that a liquor store in Athens might have a rare Hanyu Ichiro Malt Japanese whisky, he phoned the shop from Hong Kong.

HOT STOCK

Trademe worth sticking with

Competitive advantage: Trade Me has a strong position  in the New Zealand economy.

Greg Smith The online marketplace has announced changes to their pricing model to ensure the Trade Me property portal maintains its dominant market position.

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.

DIVIDENDS

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

INVESTING

Telstra buy back good news for some

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Daryl Dixon Which way will you go?

HOT STOCK

Tasty options at Collins Foods despite board divisions

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

UNDER THE RADAR

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.

THE DOLLAR

Overvalued dollar stuck in a viscous trap

David Potts dinkus.

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

MONEY LESSONS

ASX game gives students a taste of trading

ASX

Tony Hunter Long running game lets first-timers become familiar with the basics of investing in the sharemarket.

HOT STOCK

QBE takes a hit, but could be good value

Fight back: The foundations exist for a successful turnaround for QBE.

Greg Smith The market recognises that QBE stock still trades at a discount to peers, reports Greg Smith.

SHARE RACE

Wall St shares' record run gives racers a big push

New surge: The market is in a sweet spot of improving growth with continued low interest rates.

David Potts A record run on Wall Street pushed our tipsters into the black for the first time with one week left of this round.

HOT STOCK

Silver Chef expects net profits for 2014

Cooking with gas: Silver Chef's profit after tax could be at the upper end of the guidance range.

Greg Smith It's worth having a look at this small business equipment financier.

OFFSHORE INVESTMENT

Want big returns? Go global

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David Potts With a fall in the dollar expected, the US and Europe are the places to invest.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Super Retail and Reject Shop - alike but not alike

Bullet-proof: Tough economic times won't hurt The Reject Shop - in fact they may even help it.

Nathan Bell They're two retailers at the discount end of the high street, with two very different stories.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six good things that happen to great businesses

Going up: The six issues here are pointers to a company that will thrive in the good times and the not so good times.

Nathan Bell When it comes to investing in the sharemarket, solidly dependable companies are an important cornerstone of that strategy.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Almost time to buy miners as sector enters epic war of attrition

Stacked steel: but demand in China is falling.

David Llewellyn-Smith The price of iron ore is down. Is this an opportunity for investors?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Investing lessons from a turbulent decade

Ditch the crystal ball: You don't need to predict the future to do well on the sharemarket.

Nathan Bell From massive highs to huge lows the past 10 years have been interesting times - and a perfect learning opportunity.

SHARE RACE

Boart Longyear leaps to the top

David Potts In a surprise turnaround, the race’s worst stock is now top of the pops.

UNDER THE RADAR

Yowie to break into US market

Going global: Yowie will be stocked by a US convenience chain from August.

Richard Hemming The size of the North American market means CEO Wayne Loxton's plans for growth look promising.