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Useful property 2012 outlook links

Monday, 2 January, 2012, 12:00am

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Useful resources for investing in mining stocks:

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

What is a good contrarian bet to make in this climate?

This week's question was premised on the view that markets are sluggish, with no asset class shining in particular.

Mark Matthews (head of Asia research, Bank Julius Baer) likes Malaysia, which he describes as Asia's ultimate contrarian stock market for the past 13 years.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Conflicted only by what shares to buy

I am often amused by conflict-of-interest rules in Western financial media which are aped by local ones. Neil Collins, formerly of Reuters Breaking Views, recently resigned because he failed to disclose he bought shares in BP before and after he wrote about the troubled oil giant and its Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

quiz time

Match the correct meaning

1 Bull market

2 Market bubble

3 Bear market

4 Market crash

5 Market correction

a) a short, mild fall in the stock market

b) rising stock markets where investors are confident and keep investing

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Master contrarian admits: I got it wrong last year

THE gall of the man is amazing. Marc Faber - Captain Contrarian and Bishop of Bad News - has turned the gun on himself.

The latest issue of Mr Faber's monthly dose of depression, otherwise known as the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, contains a damning indictment of investment professionals, including the Brigadier of Bearishness himself.

5 Feb 1995 - 12:00am