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Grab some global exposure with ETF investing

Marcus Padley Exchange traded funds enable man-in-the-moon investing rather than Australian tunnel-vision investing.

UNDER THE RADAR

Technology can deliver big returns

Marcus Padley Small caps are all about leverage. When you are small, you get a bigger bang for your buck, and nowhere is this more the case than in technology.

HOT STOCK

Telecom NZ might be worth a punt

Greg Smith Investors are warming to the recovery potential of New Zealand's largest telco.

ASK NOEL

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

THE FIRST XI

Stocks with a top edge

 

David Potts If you pick a portfolio like a cricket side, look past one-dayers, and think of the Test.

HOT STOCK

Incitec Pivot looks to be on fertile ground

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Greg Smith Fertiliser maker is set to bloom as global demand for food keeps on growing.

GETTING STARTED

Study big picture not bottom line

Gareth Hutchens What is the state of Australian employment? Not that great, but it's not that bad either.

FURTHER AFIELD

Offshore paydays loom in bourse boom

Katherine Jimenez Offshore stocks have provided Aussie investors with some of the strongest returns seen in years - a trend that's set to continue in 2014

ASK NOEL

Bigger lump sum or decent pension?

Noel Whittaker What's the best pension plan with a big mortgage but a bad history of handling lump sums?

Retail

Why Harvey Norman has run out of steam

Gerry Harvey.

Nathan Bell This may sound like value investing heresy - I recommend you sell Harvey Norman, largely because it has a strong balance sheet and an owner manager.

EDUCATION

Make school costs feasy peasy

John Collett It's that time of year again, when the children return to school and - for fee-paying students - their parents learn how much they'll be expected to cough up for the privilege.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Long-dated bonds help counter low rates

Matt Ryan Low interest rates make other asset classes look more attractive and drive the prices of equities and property higher.

TIME TO SELL

Your next move when share prices tumble

Barbara Drury When share prices fall, investors need a plan. Should you sell to protect your capital or hang in there and buy more?

HOT STOCK

This growth story ticks all the boxes

Brian Han Once part of Amcor, Orora's cardboard business is thriving and the shares are worth a look.

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Simpler way to join the market

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Marcus Padley Listed Investment Companies are a good option if you want a diversified portfolio without having to manage it yourself.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

The rise of the collectorator

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James Cockington A new breed of buyer has taken over the auction world. Part-investor, part-interior decorator, they're becoming known as ''collectorators''.

SCAMS

Move to halt the new wolves of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Andrew Tangel US regulators suspend trading in 255 small caps in bid to stop repeat of 'pump-and-dump' schemes seen in Scorsese's film.

SUIT YOURSELF

Does red zone thrill, or are you still a bit green?

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Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.

HOT STOCK

Money to be made in the mess miners make

Brian Han Waste management expert Tox Free Solutions is riding high - but are its shares worth a punt?

SUPER

Wise money eyes Google, and British homes

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John Collett Investors' love of Australian shares means they miss out on some overseas opportunities.