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Bonus shares - what's really in a bonus?
Free shares sound great, and appear an incredible act of generosity on the part of the company and a wonderful benefit to the shareholder. But what’s really in a bonus?
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Alternative energy sector set for growth
If you believe renewable energy such as solar, wind, thermal, wave and natural gas is set for rapid growth, here’s a retail managed fund called Global Smart Energy fund from Australian Ethical.
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Dividend hunting
For many investors, retirees and those not receiving a regular pay packet in particular, share dividends are more important than share prices.
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Girl power: are women better investors?
Take away testosterone from equities and what do you get? Possibly a better investor.
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Share floats: sink or swim
Buying into a new listing may be a blessing or a burden.
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A punt on the money
What's a dollar, pound or euro really worth? Peter Freeman finds out.
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Online investing: the lowdown
Competition among online brokers means it has never been easier to buy and sell shares. Peter Freeman explains what factors you should consider when choosing.
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Trading places
Which is best: paying a commission each time you buy or sell a stock, or a flat fee?
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Fixed interest investments: are they safe?
Fixed-interest investments should be safe and secure but sometimes, if the interest rate is too high, they can be riddled with danger.
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When to sell your shares
Knowing when to break up is so hard to do – and it’s shares we’re talking about here, says Peter Freeman.
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