Share Market

UNDER THE RADAR

Of small telcos and big gorillas

Richard Hemming Junior telecommunications stocks have had a great run. There are signs that might change.

SHARE RACE

Chartist leaps in front to move from first to last

Vanessa Desloires Depending who you talk to, picking winners in the stock market can either be a delicate science of educated guessing, or something written in the stars.

INSIGHT

Low interest rates likely to keep high-yielding shares in favour

Clancy Yeates Low interest rates have put a rocket under share prices this financial year. The search for yield is likely to continue in 2014-15.

GETTING STARTED

Starting your own business could be the best investment of all

Melissa Browne The financial reward of your own business is worth considering when deciding how to grow your money.

THE CHARTIST

Flight Centre faces heavy weather

Rod Myer The manner of Flight Centre's descent from crusing altitude gives some clues as to its future direction.

HOT STOCK

Woodside is well worth weighing up

David Lennox Improved investor appetite and a good energy price outlook are among the bright spots for Woodside Petroleum.

UNDER THE RADAR

US hedge funds pump up LNG

Richard Hemming The Liquefied Natural Gas share price has risen sharply. So what is the attraction to US investors?

SHARES RACE

Buy-and-hold strategy wins; all eyes now on US interest rates

David Potts A stumble at the finish line as the market held its breath over Wall Street wasn't enough to stop Money's me from winning the four-week round of our shares race.

MEDIA OWNERSHIP

Only the strong will survive

Only the strong will survive.

John Collett Small, regional media players could be the first to go if the government scraps ownership restrictions.

ASK NOEL

Investing to pay for university

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker How can we turn $30,000 into more than $150,000 within 18 to 20 years to pay for our child's university?

THE CHARTIST

Fox's strong run might be old news

Fox Networks Group Inc.

Rod Myer Rupert Murdoch's News group has captured lots of negative press in recent years. But the period has been kind to investors.

FOREIGN MARKETS

The Dragon is a powerful beast, handle with care

Alexandra Cain It's extremely difficult for retail investors to directly access Chinese sharemarkets. Nevertheless there are ways to achieve a China exposure.

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.