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ASX Investor Update was full of tips and advice in 2010. Here's a selection.


ASX Investor Update publishes stories for all types of investors, from those just starting to experienced traders. Here are 10 of the most popular stories from 2010 for traders and active investors who may use shorter-term strategies and investors in riskier parts of the market.

1. Tips to invest in junior miners

Allan Trench explains the risks and rewards of small and mid-cap mining shares.

2. More portfolio power

Understand the basics of investing in oil and gas shares in this article by StockResource's Grant Craighead.

3. Dealing with torrid times

The key to success in any market is learning how to control your emotions, writes Share Wealth's Gary Stone.

4. Top ten gold tips

Learn how to pick the best gold shares - and avoid the traps - in this article by Allan Trench.

5. Best of both worlds

Bell Direct's Julia Lee shows how to combine fundamental analysis and charting.

6. Benefits of ASX Index Options

See how ASX Exchange Traded options can overcome the limitations of traditional products, in this article by Minc Trading's Tim Moffatt.

7. New path into commodities

Aaron Stambulich of RBS shows how to use ASX Listed mini-warrants that track oil and gold.

8. Know when to sell

Share Wealth's Gary Stone explains some simple techniques to take profits and preserve your capital.

9. Winning small caps

Know the benefits - and risks - of investing in emerging companies, says's Toni Case.

10. Smart options strategies

The simple covered call is just one way to protect wealth, says Alpha Securities' Daniel Chulakovski.

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