Share Market

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

The challenges of ethical investing

John Addis What’s the point of paying more to get poor performance from an ethical investment fund?

REPORTING SEASON

Season of the what, why and which

TIS THE SEASON: Time to kick the tyres and look under the bonnet of your share portfolio to see if your investments are good to go or due for replacement.

Barbara Drury Judging by prices alone Australian shares are in good shape. So what should stock pickers look for?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Six good things that happen to great businesses

Going up: The six issues here are pointers to a company that will thrive in the good times and the not so good times.

Nathan Bell When it comes to investing in the sharemarket, solidly dependable companies are an important cornerstone of that strategy.

THE CHARTIST

Fifth wave might see gold hit some higher heights

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Rod Myer There is talk among the enthusiasts about a significant change in the yellow metal’s fortunes.

UNDER THE RADAR

Property player hopes to exploit agent anger

Competition: The online market for 'eyeballs' in real estate is heating up.

Richard Hemming Online competitor Onthehouse is attracting 'eyeballs', because it offers data on properties which aren't listed.

HOT STOCK

Silver Chef expects net profits for 2014

Cooking with gas: Silver Chef's profit after tax could be at the upper end of the guidance range.

Greg Smith It's worth having a look at this small business equipment financier.

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.

UNDER THE RADAR

Buy cheap and be patient

Showing potential: Elders benefits from rising cattle volumes.

Richard Hemming Private equity groups are interested in rural services group Elders. You should be too.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Super Retail and Reject Shop - alike but not alike

Bullet-proof: Tough economic times won't hurt The Reject Shop - in fact they may even help it.

Nathan Bell They're two retailers at the discount end of the high street, with two very different stories.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Almost time to buy miners as sector enters epic war of attrition

Stacked steel: but demand in China is falling.

David Llewellyn-Smith The price of iron ore is down. Is this an opportunity for investors?

HOT STOCK

Get some skin in the chicken game with KFC owner

Greg Smith Given the healthy outlook for growth and a fully franked dividend, Collins Foods is well worth looking at.

UNDER THE RADAR

Reckon? It looks like a good punt

Looking up: Reckon’s shares are bouncing back.

Richard Hemming Accounting software specialist Reckon is walking the walk when it comes to its online product suite.

THE CHARTIST

REA Group's strong surge running out of puff

Take-off point: A screengrab shows the state of play for Realestate.co.au on August 6, 2012.

Rod Myer REA Group has been one of the standout performers on the Australian market - but will its run continue?.

MARKETS

Prospects good for share investors

Daryl Dixon While the hunt for yield has definitely boosted share prices, the prospects for investors remain good.

IPOs

Shot in arm for health sector

Good investment: Private healthcare companies are  popular with fund managers.

David Potts A rush from investors for the Healthscope float has many hoping that Medibank will follow suit

THE CHARTIST

Wall Street charges on - but are US stocks marching into bubble territory?

ABOUT TO BURST? :The United States stock market has seen plenty of action since the darkest days of the global financial crisis.

Rod Myer Recent weakness on the US stock market and the effects of quantitative easing have investors asking whether the US equity markets are moving into the danger zone.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Relax. ETFs will take care of themselves

Less effort: ETFs require fewer administrative decisions.

Marcus Padley Exchange Traded Funds allow investors to build diversified portfolios with minimal cost and effort.

HOT STOCK

Investor appetite for Sunland is building

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Sunland is looking attractive to investors.

Greg Smith Strength in the property market, especially in Queensland is good news for listed developer.

SHARE RACE

Wall St shares' record run gives racers a big push

New surge: The market is in a sweet spot of improving growth with continued low interest rates.

David Potts A record run on Wall Street pushed our tipsters into the black for the first time with one week left of this round.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Investing lessons from a turbulent decade

Ditch the crystal ball: You don't need to predict the future to do well on the sharemarket.

Nathan Bell From massive highs to huge lows the past 10 years have been interesting times - and a perfect learning opportunity.