Investment Property

BOURIS ON MONEY

Plan for the four ages of personal finance

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Mark Bouris The ways you structure your spending, saving and investing change as you get older.

Gauging the risks with financial investments

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Daryl Dixon Investors need to be aware of the possibility of volatility and the need to be able, and willing, to sit out price declines.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Property investing not a good fit for all

Marcus Padley It is not one or the other when weighing up the benefits of either share or property investments.

UNDER THE RADAR

Bubble or brilliance? Either way Audio Pixels is on a roll

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Richard Hemming Australian technology minnow Audio Pixels has investors in a frenzy with shares almost tripling since early June.

PROPERTY

Reliable REITs unsung heroes of booming market

If you're looking for a simpler way to invest in property than directly buying it, REITS are performing well and could be the answer.

David Potts Real Estate Investment Trusts beat home ownership for a hassle-free and healthy return.

PROPERTY

Can you afford it? Can you afford to ignore it?

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David Potts With low interest rates property prices jumped 10 per cent last year. That growth is slowing, but should you stay waiting on the sidelines?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Spread yourself out, but not too thinly

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Richard Livingston Diversification is about minimising the impact of luck and improving the odds of getting an outcome closer to what you expect.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

What next for Telstra?

Tough times ahead: A changing market means Telstra will struggle to find growth.

Nathan Bell This is a business under threat as more companies are linked to the network by competitors’ fibre.

HOT STOCK

Ardent bulks up with Fitness First

Gym takeover: Ardent Leisure is expanding its fitness footprint.

Greg Smith Ardent's Fitness First purchase makes the group even more attractive.

OFFSHORE INVESTMENT

Want big returns? Go global

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David Potts With a fall in the dollar expected, the US and Europe are the places to invest.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Shares fall out of favour as property bubbles merrily

Flush investments: Is your money going down the drain? Think carefully about where you invest.

Marcus Padley We need something new to talk about because the current offering is hard to sell.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Digging for bargains in the rubble

Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.

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.

WHERE TO INVEST

The ABC of investing

The ABCs of investing.

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.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Rising rates threaten negative gearing party

The number of debt-laden landlords is growing.

Clancy Yeates As the typical house price rises, so does the number of debt-laden landlords.

ASK NOEL

Rental income a taxing issue

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Noel Whittaker We own a townhouse, which is rented at $450 a week. We're off to Europe for 12 months - what are our tax obligations?

GETTING STARTED

Property prices feel warmth before chill

Warm weather has perked up property prices, but the clouds may be descending.

David Potts All that warm weather in May seems to have perked up property prices, but a chill is descending in more ways than one.

GETTING SETTLED

Could you manage it all by yourself?

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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.

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ASK NOEL

London calling but is it a bridge too far?

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Noel Whittaker We want to sell our share portfolio, borrow $100,000 and buy a property in London for our children.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Is property affordable? The devil's in the index

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Richard Livingston If I ask the question "is property affordable?" you'll have an opinion, or quickly form one.