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Mining service stars

Several listed companies that service Australia's booming resources industry have delivered solid share-price gains in recent years, as tens of billions of dollars are invested in mining projects. In this simple guide, Trevor Hoey, shows how to spot the best mining service stocks and understand the risks.

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In this issue
  Market views
  ASX news
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Time to buy big miners?
Regina Meani, author

What the charts say for BHP, Rio Tinto, Woodside and Newcrest.

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Oil riches
Drew Corbett, BetaShares

Capitalise on a rising oil price with this new exchange traded fund.

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China outlook
China still positive for mining sector
Paul Zwi, MyClime

A detailed analysis of the Chinese economy suggests pessimism is misplaced.

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Why you should look at fixed interest
Robin Bowerman, Vanguard

The allocation of shares versus fixed interest debate applies to your portfolio too.

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ARC 2012
From ASX

The Australian Resources Conference and Trade Show is a must for serious mining investors.

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Investor Hour: Sydney
Key investment themes
From ASX

The Nine Network's Ross Greenwood outlines the big sharemarket drivers this year.

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Investor Hour: Adelaide
Population winners
From ASX

ARGO Investment's Chris Hall shows how demographic trends affect the sharemarket.

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Managed funds
ASX to quote managed fund prices
From ASX

New service will benefit investors, funds and advisers, says ASX's Ian Irvine.

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  Sharemarket beginners
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Is management any good?
Owen Richards, author
Things to look for when assessing CEOs.

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Managed funds guide
Jemima Joseph, Morningstar
Learn about the features, benefits and risks of this investment product.

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Buyback blues
Michael Kemp, author
Understand how a company's changing capital structure affects your investment.

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  Latest Investor Hour videos
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Stocks and strategies
Julia Lee, Bell Direct
Julia argues that we should now be looking at value stocks rather than defensive stocks.

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Buying opportunities
Roger Montgomery, Skaffold
Roger explains the factors he takes into account in assessing the value of companies.

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Price vs value?
Mike Hawkins, Evans & Partners
Understand what really drives share prices.

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  Upcoming ASX events
Investor Hour

April 2012
Commentator Ross Greenwood discusses his investment priorities
How demographic trends affect investors
Investor Hour

May 2012
Uncovering the best value stocks for 2012
How to best allocate your money
ASX Investor webinars

April 2012
Options for investors
Strategies for flat uncertain markets
  ASX online courses
What to consider in an investment
How to buy and sell shares
Intro to interest rate securities
What are options?
Choosing the right option strategy
Instalment strategies
  ASX listings
Upcoming floats
Armour Energy
Aurelia Resources
Austrasia International Mining
Bora Bora Resources
Breaker Resources
New listings
BullaBulling Gold
Goodrich Resources
Indus Coal
Pura Vida Energy
Taruga Gold
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