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Run your share portfolio like a professional fund manager

Shares are not just bought, they are employed to do a job – to create capital gain, or generate income – and if they’re not doing that job, they shouldn’t be there. Ian Murdoch, managing director at advisory firm Investstone Wealth Management, says thinking like a professional investor requires you firstly to define your strategy….

Broker Recommendations – 6 to BUY, 6 to SELL and 6 to HOLD

Michael Heffernan AUSTOCK BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Origin Energy (ORG) An energy retailer, but also a power generator, gas producer and explorer. It’s been an excellent sharemarket performer since splitting from Boral in 1991. It offers a bright future after selling half its coal seam gas assets for US$5 billion to US based ConocoPhillips in a joint…

The next hot spot for resources and stocks set to thrive

Coal seam gas was barely talked about 10 years ago but a combination of rising gas prices globally and demand from Asia means it is going to be a hot spot for the resources sector in coming years. Energy-hungry Asian markets are the prize that has drawn Shell, BP, Britain’s BG and Petronas of Malaysia…

Dogs (Dingoes) of the ASX

If you’re tired of following stock tips or the charts that your software package throws up on your screen – only to be burned by the stockmarket volatility – you might be interested in a ‘mechanical’ investment strategy. A mechanical strategy is where you select a valuation criterion (or criteria) and simply buy the stocks…

Favourite stocks for 2009 – brokers reveal their picks

Shredded share prices potentially provide a building foundation for 2009, but generating wealth will require selective buying, according to analysts and brokers in the nation’s top investing houses. They say the worst may not be over, but we are unlikely to know the bottom until three-to-six months after the recovery begins. No one is going…

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Finding a good financial planner

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A proper estate plan involves more than a Will

If you delay making vital adjustments to your estate plan, you may put your loved ones at risk

Top 5 ways to cut your phone bill

If your monthly mobile bill is giving you heart palpitations then it might be worthwhile considering ways to cut back on the cost of servicing your mobile phone habit.