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.
Nathan Bell Conventional retail businesses are facing fundamental threats. Westfield Retail won't escape.
John Kavanagh From insurance and tax records to poorly run bodies corporate there are traps galore for would-be investors.
John Collett The stunning returns of listed property are enticing - but be wary.
Nathan Bell In this environment, look for stocks that should provide satisfactory returns over the long-term.
James Cockington Twentieth-century design is a boom area in the auction scene, showing little sign of slowing after a decade of inflating prices.
Nathan Bell Everyone loves the idea of buying stocks that double in price. But how do you spot them? Here are 10 quick pointers:
James Cockington Baby boomers are spending big on vintage surfboards to hang on their walls and show that, once upon a time, they were young too.
Residential real estate is a much-loved investment and everyone seems to know someone who has doubled their money playing property.
Investors are having one of their best years since the global financial crisis started.
Barbara Drury Behavioural finance teaches us that people tend to prefer a small, certain reward today over a larger, uncertain one in the future. That pretty much sums up current sharemarket behaviour.
John Kavanagh Trustees of self-managed superannuation funds must review their investment strategies regularly, following a recent change to super regulations.
The properties may be in need of some loving care and some way from the centre of town, but there are houses and units in Sydney and Melbourne where it is cheaper to buy than to rent.
Annette Sampson Successful investment rests on learning from your mistakes, not avoiding mistakes altogether.
Greg Fraser Someone ought to tell David Jones and Myer that the internet became a commercially viable tool in the 1980s.
John Kavanagh The listed property trust sector was a surprise standout performer during the 2011-12 financial year.
Food prices are about to take off again but you don't have to starve to get the better of them.
Quirky Investments The Sotheby's Australia chairman, Geoffrey Smith, cautiously describes the results from the latest sale of Important Australian Art as ''solid'', adding that ''one successful sale does not make a...
Quirky Investments Stamps are often nominated as the most expensive man-made objects on a value to weight ratio.