Shares

SHARE RACE

Wall St shares' record run gives racers a big push

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.

INVESTING

Low interest rates a boost to shares

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Daryl Dixon As the US sharemarket hits its straps, local shares are not proving nearly so buoyant.

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.

INSIGHT

Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

ASK NOEL

Get parents' help to buy shares

Noel Whittaker I'm in Year 12 and have saved 75 per cent of my earnings for the past three years. Should I buy shares?

GETTING STARTED

No rewards for plunging into risky shares

David Potts Research finds there's no compensation for risk in equity markets.

INSIGHT

Low interest rates likely to keep high-yielding shares in favour

Clancy Yeates Low interest rates have put a rocket under share prices this financial year. The search for yield is likely to continue in 2014-15.

Man Utd shares dive - is it a chance to score?

Specialists and traders from Getco Securities prepare for the start of trading of Manchester United Ltd following it's initial public offering on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 10, 2012. Shares in Manchester United priced below expectations and were essentially flat in early trading on Friday, a disappointing stock market debut for the world's most famous soccer club and most valuable sporting team. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SPORT SOCCER)

The question for small investors is whether there is a chance to grab a piece of "the world's greatest soccer team".

Intelligent Investor

When it comes to shares, don't be a sheep

Lambs in Michael Blake's flock are no longer mulesed, due to a breeding program begun in 1996.

Richard Livingston 2013 has been a great year for share investors, particularly those loaded up on high-yield shares.

INVESTING

Shares crack whip in funds

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John Collett Market recoveries have made for a very good year for share-based managed funds and their investors.

FAT FINGER

Typo slices 99% off Israeli company shares

Richard Evans Investors in an Israeli company had an unpleasant shock when their shares lost 99 per cent of their value because of a trader's typing error.

Abandoning the banks for shares and property

Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.

Matthew Kidman

Falling rates may drive rush to shares

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Matthew Kidman There is a robust case to argue we could be heading towards cash rates of just 2 per cent.

Puzzle of the cheap shares

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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.

Investors have issues with hybrid shares

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Eric Johnston Investors appear to be starting to tire from the recent rush of hybrid shares issues.

The aim is bonds, not shares

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INVESTMENT

Barbara Drury A great surge of money has flowed into global bond markets since the global financial crisis, but Australians have missed the boat.

Hang on to blue-chip shares

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A sound long-term approach is to manage a portfolio with your children in mind, writes George Cochrane.

SHARE RACE

Chartist leaps in front to move from first to last

Vanessa Desloires Depending who you talk to, picking winners in the stock market can either be a delicate science of educated guessing, or something written in the stars.

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.