Mark Bouris Economies come down to households having confidence to commit to property purchases.
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.
It could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Certainly a lot of people think so as they take advantage of the high Australian dollar by picking up bargain properties in the US or Britain.
The fallout from overseas tempests mean values here aren't going anywhere fast, writes David Potts.
Philip Hopkins PROPERTY sentiment in Victoria has turned sour and is the second worst in the country.
Chris Zappone SLUMPING home prices and persistently poor housing affordability helped lift quarterly rent yields for the first time in nine months, raising hopes for an improved real estate market this year.
Carolyn Cummins The virtues of investing directly into property by asset acquisitions or indirectly through real estate investment trusts have been brought to the fore.
David Potts Home prices will halve over the next few years, says the only forecaster to have predicted both the record sharemarket run to 2007 as well as the subsequent GFC. And that was in 1993.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon THE champagne tasted a little sweeter this Melbourne Cup, thanks to the Reserve Bank's line-ball decision to reduce interest rates.
Penny Pryor Project engineer Emma Challands would like to be in a position to retire before 40.
James Cockington The contents of a 'Mad Men' mansion once home to Sir Peter Abeles are being sold. Ashtrays are everywhere, as is leopard skin.
Brian Han Diversified earnings base makes Programmed Maintenance a good bet as the economy improves.
Nathan Bell Forget the uniquely Australian notion that you need to own the banks. Banks aren't essential to a high-performing portfolio.
James Cockington Aberdeen Angus cattle are hot. Sale prices are up 16 per cent on last year, records for top steers are tumbling, and its all thanks to 'gourmet' burgers.
James Cockington The signs are that people are again buying at auctions. A Sotheby's sale of Australian art cleared more than $7.4 million. It's been a while since that has happened.
Insider spills the beans on turns of phrase that are perhaps "in need of updating''.
Richard Livingston Sick of lacklustre managed super fund performance, you've taken the plunge and set up a self-managed super fund (SMSF). What's next?
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Pain on the high streets doesn't mean all retailers are struggling.
Nathan Bell Conventional retail businesses are facing fundamental threats. Westfield Retail won't escape.
Rosie Murray-West A variety of providers promise to harness the online chatter of friends and experts to aid profitable investing.