Greg Smith Metropolitan Japanese property looks to be on the right track after more than two decades of decline, with tenancy rates in prime properties high and an increasing number of buyers looking at...
James Cockington If fine art sales are an economic barometer, then good times may be ahead.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Accounting software specialist Reckon is walking the walk when it comes to its online product suite.
James Cockington The precious metal is being increasingly seen as more than gold's poor relation.
John Addis OPINION Most investors need reliable financial advice. The problem is in finding it.
Greg Smith We regard commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF as an interesting opportunity.
Quirky Investments There's been a noticeable decline in people using self-managed super to splurge on art works and antiques.
John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.
WHERE TO INVEST
You didn't need the budget to tell you that you are on your own, although a reminder every now and then never goes astray.
Marcus Padley Try getting your personal financial issues sorted by a 20-year-old at a call centre - then you'll see why you're paying $19.95 a trade.
Where will money be made in the longer term? David Potts tells all.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley Brokers don't come free, but think about the wealth of information and expertise you get in return.
David Potts Next time you pop into a Westfield, think who owns it. The Lowys? That’s what I would have said, too.
Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.
Richard Livingston Kerry Packer wasn't shy about minimising his tax obligations, but it's doubtful he would have become a 'dividend washer'.
James Cockington The largest collection of this extremely niche asset class has just gone under the hammer with blow-your-mind results.
THE HONEST BROKER
Marcus Padley It takes time for markets to build value and confidence, but this can be destroyed in a heartbeat.
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.
Stephen Crafti Where some people look at an unfashionable house and shudder, others see potential.
John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.