Nathan Bell If Anchorage Capital successfully floats Dick Smith for $520m, its investment will have increased by five times in a year.
Gareth Brown There are two simple rules that can prevent disaster when dealing with a financial adviser.
Lisa Rein US releases Harry Potter stamps. Experts complain he's un-American, but to no avail. Philately will get you nowhere it seems.
John Collett If you know where to look, there's opportunities galore in the markets' small fry.
Sylvia Pennington Buying an investment property isn't the end of the story. You need to manage it and that can, sometimes, be very tricky.
Christine Long The long leases make commercial property attractive to investors.
James Cockington From a Lamborghini Miura to the first Australian-made Holden an upcoming auction has a classic car for everyone.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Cereal maker has soared in the past six months, rising from just over $1 in April to $3.36 today.
Marcus Padley Most investments you're likely to invest in in your SMSF are regulated financial products, but one of the biggest asset classes isn't. And that's property.
John Collett Property investors making losses on their properties must be crossing their fingers that house prices keep rising.
Stephen Crafti The bottom line with chairs is that the designs from the 1950s to '70s are sitting pretty.
John Collett Commonwealth Bank's 800,000 shareholders were pleasantly surprised by the bank's 10 per cent increase in full-year profit announced on Wednesday.
BELOW THE LINE
David Potts Having fled the sharemarket after it crashed for the safety of term deposits, many retirees are suffering a financial death by a thousand cuts.
James Cockington Arcade machines which test your strength or predict your fate are now an established auction market, .
Stephen Crafti The approach of radical fashion designers has attracted a select audience of keen collectors.
Rod Myer Power and gas group AGL Energy has built up some spark in its share price in recent times.
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.