Clancy Yeates A big reason bank stocks have been such a smash hit with investors this year is their great dividends.
Clancy Yeates In an otherwise gloomy climate for investing, dividends are giving shareholders a ray of hope.
David Potts Although a slew of companies have already downgraded their profit hopes, market experts are pointing out that returns are higher, even if the outlook remains uncertain.
Fund Pick Are the days of cash as the first-choice investment of many risk-adverse investors numbered? With interest rates on their way down, you would think the cash yields on the big banks and stocks such as...
David Potts Banks' bonds and shares represent attractive options - but they're not the only high-yielding game in town.
Brian Han Metcash is currently grappling with a number of adverse factors affecting its core food and grocery business.
Richard Livingston 2013 has been a great year for share investors, particularly those loaded up on high-yield shares.
Nathan Bell In this environment, look for stocks that should provide satisfactory returns over the long-term.
Rod Myer Canny investors are finding options in the telco market. One is M2, which has returned shareholders 84.3 per cent in the past year.
John Collett The ''great bank bubble of 2013'' should be taken about as seriously as the great Australian house price bubble before it.
David Potts If the bullion boom is definitely over, it is playing out in some very strange ways.
David Potts He has $1.5million of shares stacked into his DIY super fund and says the secret to sharemarket investing is to never panic.
Barbara Drury Japan's muscular new approach to monetary policy has breathed new life into its moribund sharemarket.
David Potts Whoever claims to know where the dollar is going is either a charlatan or delusional. Unless it's me, in which case being wrong will do.
BANKS & MINES
David Potts With so little on offer from a bank or bond, it's no wonder the sharemarket is rising. The surprise is where it's occurring. Or rather, not occurring.
Greg Smith The underlying drivers of Incitec Pivot, a global fertiliser and explosives producer, have been erratic in recent months.
Hot Stock M2 Telecommunications boasts a strong double-digit EPS growth outlook, is financially sound and generates significant free cash flows.
Nathan Bell Everyone loves the idea of buying stocks that double in price. But how do you spot them? Here are 10 quick pointers:
David Potts Never have so many chief executives, from BHP Billiton to Network Ten, been rolled just before or during a profit-reporting season.
Mark Bouris Every economy has cycles and we may be approaching the end of one that has been good for mortgage-holders.