When someone who is new to the market contemplates the question ‘how to buy shares’, they are really asking to different questions; 1. What is the process I need to go through in order to actually purchase shares? and, far more importantly… 2. Which shares should I buy or which companies should I invest in?
The S&P/ASX 200 index (also known as the XJO) is the main benchmark for the Australian equity market (replacing the venerable All Ords as the industry standard). The index is made up of 200 of the top stocks, which boast a total value of around $1.1 billion (end of March 2010). While there are around
Contract for Difference (CFDs) are becoming an increasingly common investment strategy for those wanting to make money from the Australian Stock Exchange. For people who are new to the market, however, they can be difficult to grasp at first glance. Firstly, let’s get one thing straight in this lesson on CFD education: CFDS aren’t shares.
Learning about the stock market isn’t difficult, with the mechanisms not being as complex as you might think. A stock market is a public market for the trading of company stocks and derivatives at an agreed price. These are reflected as securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. Stocks