Share Market

HOT STOCK

Mt Carlton main driver as Evolution Mining digs deep

Greg Smith Price and exploration potential make this gold miner attractive.

INVESTING

Share sizzle going to a simmer

Share sizzle going to a simmer.

John Collett Investor returns have been spectacular for the past two years. But fund managers say the new financial year won't burn so brightly.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Airlines, steelmakers show woes of diversification

Be careful: Buying shares in a company just to gain exposure to a certain sector, such as mining services, doesn't make sense.

Nathan Bell Is buying a stock to improve your portfolio diversification a sensible idea?

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Why you need us looking after your trades

Marcus Padley Brokers don't come free, but think about the wealth of information and expertise you get in return.

ASK NOEL

Rental income a taxing issue

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker We own a townhouse, which is rented at $450 a week. We're off to Europe for 12 months - what are our tax obligations?

Africa's 'most exciting' new iron ore project (it's not Simandou)

Tawana Resources.

Richard Hemming A new development south of Rio Tinto is close to infrastructure

Bond basics: safer yields outside the sharemarket

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris When interest rates are as low as they are right now, two things happen.

HOT STOCK

Good returns: Telecom New Zealand

Telecom.

Greg Smith It's hard to fault the company's strategy of investment in 4G and the growth opportunities available in data, digital, cloud-based and mobile operations.

Small companies are doing it tougher

Rod Myer Underlying movements in sharemarket indices can tell an interesting story about the state of the economy.

GETTING STARTED

The enigma of Westfield ownership

David Potts Next time you pop into a Westfield, think who owns it. The Lowys? That’s what I would have said, too.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

iSentia's share price is a fragile flower

Nathan Bell Above the float price, there's already a good argument to take profits and get out.

UNDER THE RADAR

Coal or iron, Altura's digging a rich seam

Mining

Richard Hemming Small cap miner has seen a 65 per cent share price increase in the past three months.

UNDER THE RADAR

Altura a winner from Atlas expansion

Australian iron ore.

Richard Hemming Altura's income is set to rise to $45 million after partner Atlas Iron said it would expand production.

SUPER

Fear of the finger has directors playing nice

John Collett Shareholder ''democracy'' has always seemed a contradiction. There is nothing very democratic about the corporate world.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

There goes Forge, as others have gone before it

Marcus Padley When Forge went into voluntary administration on February 11, it was a $78 million surprise.

UNDER THE RADAR

Rise may be just the start

Richard Hemming Shares in medical technology company SomnoMed have spiked just over 50 per cent in the past month.

HOT STOCK

No bargain but results impress

Brian Han Ardent Leisure has a diversified portfolio of entertainment assets and just posted a stellar set of numbers. But is it worth investing in?

If it's good for Warren Buffett, is it good for you?

David Potts What set Warren Buffett off on his journey to untold wealth was reading a book called The Intelligent Investor .

Pick the dividend champs

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John Collett Concerns that the share prices of the big dividend payers had become overheated have been reduced by the better-than-expected results in the February reporting season.

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.