Richard Livingston 2013 has been a great year for share investors, particularly those loaded up on high-yield shares.
The question for small investors is whether there is a chance to grab a piece of "the world's greatest soccer team".
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.
Matthew Kidman There is a robust case to argue we could be heading towards cash rates of just 2 per cent.
Barbara Drury A great surge of money has flowed into global bond markets since the global financial crisis, but Australians have missed the boat.
Eric Johnston Investors appear to be starting to tire from the recent rush of hybrid shares issues.
David Potts Amazingly, punters can buy stock in many listed investment companies for less than its worth. David Potts does some snooping to reveal why.
A sound long-term approach is to manage a portfolio with your children in mind, writes George Cochrane.
Brian Han Metcash is currently grappling with a number of adverse factors affecting its core food and grocery business.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Gold stocks are being hammered: is it time to buy?
John Addis You know how it works: land in a foreign country, clear immigration and hop in a bus to the resort. Minutes later, your phone bleeps. Telstra.
Gareth Hutchens The number of Australians directly owning shares fell to the lowest level in more than a decade as the global finance crisis has sapped investor confidence and crimped returns.
Rod Myer Analysing the data reveals the falling gold price still has some way to go.
David Llewellyn-Smith With Australia possibly on the verge of a recession, what stocks are the ones to choose?
Richard Livingston An ASIC report on structured investments has missed the real issue - some of these products are far more dangerous than others.
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.
Clancy Yeates A big reason bank stocks have been such a smash hit with investors this year is their great dividends.
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 Have the tenants pay off your mortgage and the capital gains will look after themselves.
David Potts Property investors have rarely had it so good, even if it's at the expense of first home buyers.