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Best dividend stocks for 2012

More investors focussed on dividend yield as the troubles in Europe intensified in 2011 and global sharemarkets remained volatile. They sought income-producing alternatives, such as blue-chip stocks with reliable, high yield. MATTHEW KOROI of Clime Investment Management reports.

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In this issue
  Market views
  ASX news
Photo of Ian Huntley Outlook
The bull case for shares
IAN HUNTLEY, Morningstar

The 2012 low will launch a 'teens' decade bull market.

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Photo of Alan Kohler Outlook
The bear case for shares
ALAN KOHLER, Eureka

It's all about Europe in 2012, and not in a good way.

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Photo of Robin Bowerman Asset allocation
Key portfolio strategies in 2012
ROBIN BOWERMAN, Vanguard

Learn how these trends will shape investment performance.

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Photo of David Bassanese Exchange traded funds
Dynamic ETF ideas to boost returns
DAVID BASSANESE, Pennywise

Use these 'passive' index products actively, to outperform the market.

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Sharemarket Game
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From ASX

Don't miss your chance to register for the next round of the ASX Sharemarket Game.

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Investor Hour: Perth
2012 investment strategies
From ASX

Bell Direct's Julia Lee outlines key investment themes and ideas this year.

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Investor Hour: Brisbane
Selecting stocks in a weak market
From ASX

Colin Nicholson explains how to buy the best stocks, and when to sell.

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Investor Hour: Sydney
Buying opportunity
From ASX

Roger Montgomery outlines his principles for stock selection.

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  Latest Investor Hour videos
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Value investing in volatile times
John Abernethy, Clime
How to make money in difficult markets.

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Stock-selection strategies
Jim Berg, author
Learn how to pick the winners from the losers.

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European freeze or summer sun?
Janu Chan, St George
This economist explains the key risks and opportunities for the global economy.

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  Sectors to watch in 2012
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Biotech bounce
Mark Pachacz, Bioshares
Biotech stocks to watch, as sector continues turnaround.

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Positive commodities outlook in 2012
David Lennox, Fat Prophets
Resource stocks are still the place to be this year.

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Top micro-cap shares
Boyd Peters, Contango
How to get small-cap exposure through Listed Investment Companies.

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  Best of ASX Investor Update
Top stories from 2011
Strong buying opportunity
5 top investment ideas
Top yield ideas
10 top share tips
12 top dividend stocks
Top stories from 2011
Shares look cheap
10 healthy stocks
Top tips to profit from boom
Eight trends to drive market
Hidden gems: best small stocks
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