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Target with dart in the centre
Tomorrow's leaders

Small-cap stocks have outperformed large-cap stocks over the long term and are a great way of improving a portfolio's returns and providing added diversification. GEOFF WILSON of Wilson Asset Management gives 10 tips to find outstanding small and mid-size companies.

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In this issue
  Market views
  ASX news
Photo of Mike Hawkins Outlook
20% return achievable
MIKE HAWKINS, Evans & Partners

There's many pointers to better share returns this year.

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Photo of John O'Brien Asset allocation
Time to be contrarian
JOHN O'BRIEN, van Eyk

Learn how 'big picture' threats and opportunities will affect your returns in 2012.

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Photo of Allan Trench Resources
Hot commodities in 2012
ALLAN TRENCH, Author

These 10 trends will give you a headstart in resource-sector investing.

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Photo of Daryl Guppy Emerging Markets
China the key for our shares
DARYL GUPPY, Author

What the charts say about sharemarkets in Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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Exchange
How does exchange competition affect you?
From ASX

ASX's Richard Murphy on the implications of exchange competition in Australia.

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Interest Rate Securities
Greater interest in debt products
From ASX

ASX's Ken Chapman on the outlook for the interest rate securities market in 2012.

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Investor Hour: Sydney
Buying opportunity
From ASX

Roger Montgomery outlines his principles for stock selection.

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Help build a new ASX website
Have your say
From ASX

ASX is undertaking customer research and needs people who are investors and who are Sydney based to participate in one-on-one interviews, to be conducted, on our behalf, by a consulting firm.

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  Investor Hour videos
Mike Hawkins Investor Hour video image Jim Berg Investor Hour video image Alan Hull Investor Hour video image
Price vs value
Mike Hawkins, Evans & Partners
Investors that look through price risk volatility and focus on value will be rewarded.

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Bull or bear?
Jim Berg, author
When you should reinvest and how you should do it.

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Asset allocation
Alan Hull, author
This author explains some principles for asset allocation.

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  Sharemarket beginners
Image of clock with the words 'no time for mistakes' Image of street sign with the word 'opportunity' Figures overlaid with blue arrow pointing upward
Classic investment mistakes
Nathan Bell, Intelligent Investor
You've heard of 'madding crowds' and 'following sheep', so think for yourself.

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The risk of quitting the market
Scott Francis, Eureka
Reducing exposure to shares has the risk that a period of good returns will be missed.

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Inside an LIC
Frank Gooch, Milton
During volatility, share prices may not reflect true LIC value.

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  Upcoming ASX events
Investor Hour

February
ADE
Outlook for 2012
SYD
Buying opportunity
Investor Hour

March
MEL
The Barefoot Investor's guide to compound returns
BRI
Taking advantage of opportunities in Asia
ASX/CommSec webinars

Introduction to MINIs
Introduction to Macquarie MINIs
Advancing in Macquarie MINIs
  ASX tutorials
What is a dividend?
A guide to charting
How to setup and use watchlists
  ASX listings
Upcoming floats
Boadicea Resources
Kingform Health
Merah Resources
Tabora
Yulleba Resources
New listings
Blue Sky Alternative
Cassini Resources
Digga Australian Mining Fund
Red Gum Resources
Sunbird Energy
  Reader information
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