Share Market

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

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Healthy earnings woo investors

Nathan Bell Cochlear and ResMed are Aussie success stories. But is their dominance in question?

THE HONEST BROKER

Stocks go up like a balloon, down like a rocket

Balloon

Marcus Padley It takes time for markets to build value and confidence, but this can be destroyed in a heartbeat.

INVESTING

Government should act on high-frequency trading

asx

Richard Livingston A new book means all the world is talking about HFT - everyone it seems but the people who should be talking about it.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Digging for bargains in the rubble

Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.

UNDER THE RADAR

APN's shock jock surge

Kyle & Jackie O.

Richard Hemming Kyle & Jackie O represent the icing on the cake for APN's shareholders.

UNDER THE RADAR

Big returns in low-cost retirement and housing

Richard Hemming Investors are piling into small cap stocks that are catering for those retiring or looking for a low entry point into the property market.

THE CHARTIST

Slim pickings on property index

Rod Myer The listed property sector gives private investors the chance to get exposure to commercial, industrial and retail sectors of the property market.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Hot real estate spells danger for banks

 

John Addis In the end, growing mortgage repayments must be serviced by growing incomes.

HOT STOCK

Value seen in Tokyo real estate

Residential and commercial buildings in Tokyo.

Greg Smith We have a bullish view on the Japanese economy and see an overdue resurgence in Japanese property prices

ASK NOEL

Get parents' help to buy shares

Noel Whittaker I'm in Year 12 and have saved 75 per cent of my earnings for the past three years. Should I buy shares?

HOT STOCK

Boral builds on the recovery

On the up ... Boral.

Brian Han Boral is making solid progress in becoming capital-disciplined and cost-conscious.

THE CHARTIST

Keeping an eye on US tech stock index

Picking the next tech rocket is not easy.

Rod Myer Australian investors have enjoyed the strong run in resource and banking stocks in recent times, but have missed out on the major party that's been happening in the tech sector in the US.

THE 'HONEST BROKER'

Face it: you are never going to be Warren Buffett

Investors' idol: Warren Buffet has a level of stock-picking skill others can only dream of.

Marcus Padley There are numerous ways to approach the glorious game of stock picking, but there is no Holy Grail.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The dirty washing of franking credits

Kerry Packer.

Richard Livingston Kerry Packer wasn't shy about minimising his tax obligations, but it's doubtful he would have become a 'dividend washer'.

UNDER THE RADAR

Biotechs are the new miners

Rising star ... Sirtex.

Richard Hemming Sirtex Medical is the rising star of listed biotechnology companies.

HOT STOCK

QBE's woes continue

QBE

Greg Smith Insurer misses its target; reports loss. So are its troubles over?

SUPER

The golden rules for equities

Shares

John Collett Don't buy shares just because they're cheap. Check out the entity's prospects before investing.