Buying companies that win from a lower Australian dollar is a good bet in 2014.
Department stores have failed to respond quickly enough to changes in shopper behaviour, emerging category killers and the growth of online shopping.
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has rejected the proposed takeover of GrainCorp by US grain handling giant Archer Daniels Midland, arguing the takeover would not be in the public interest.
A key to generating capital gains is to find undervalued stocks.
Gone are the days were you can shovel your cash into a term deposit and be done with it.
We asked five leading market analysts to choose one stock that surprised on the upside and to analyse the company's prospects for the next 12 months.
The recent proclamation by David Jones CEO Paul Zahra that traditional department stores are likely to become smaller, fashion-focused and devoid of low-margin items reflects the various competitive influences helping to shape the retailing sector.
The news that Coles may be seeking a banking licence would, if confirmed, put the supermarket group and its parent company Wesfarmers in direct competition with Australia?s major banks.
Gambling revenue from Australian casinos amounted to just over A$3.5 billion in 2009-10 (the year of the most recent official data).
The top two contributors to fund performance, G8 Education (GEM) and TPG Telecom (TPM) have led the fund with outstanding capital growth over five years.
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The housing story keeps improving. Capital-city auction clearance rates remain elevated despite doom and gloom about high-profile company closures and job losses.
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