Nathan Bell A company values hard assets on its balance sheet. But how accurate is that figure when the ''for sale'' signs are out?
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Marcus Padley It is not one or the other when weighing up the benefits of either share or property investments.
David Potts it would be a big mistake to think that a bank hybrid, let alone the stock, is as safe as a government-guaranteed term deposit
David Potts All of our players are ahead of the board except for one, whose stars appear to be out of alignment writes David Potts.
David Potts Even as the dividends flowed something was missing from this year's profit reports, and perhaps more remarkably, nobody noticed.
Daryl Dixon As the US sharemarket hits its straps, local shares are not proving nearly so buoyant.
Richard Livingston If dividend imputation rules change, expect the share prices of the banks and Telstra to fall over a cliff.
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Alexandra Cain Small changes can lead to big increases in how much your investments return, writes Alexandra Cain.
Greg Smith The listed investment platform firm HUB24 has announced that that it is buying independently owned financial planning licensee Paragem for $2 million.
Nathan Bell Bank stocks are masquerading as the market's miracle-makers but are far riskier than most investors appreciate.
Clancy Yeates Over the past four months or so, the banks have lagged the broader market. What's going on?
Richard Livingston Brokers and bankers are excited by the the CBA's latest hybrid investment but there are plenty of reasons why you should avoid it.
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.
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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.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Australian technology minnow Audio Pixels has investors in a frenzy with shares almost tripling since early June.
John Collett The past 12 months or so have seen a record number of floats on the sharemarket.
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Marcus Padley Judging shares by their current price-to-earnings ratio is misguided.
Nathan Bell We’ve all become excited about a company after too little research. We’ve told ourselves the stock is set to double – nay, triple – once the market understands it.
Nathan Bell This is a business under threat as more companies are linked to the network by competitors’ fibre.
David Potts Random picks by the dartboard were the best result after the first week of a month-long shares race.