How To Buy Shares


Top-down vs bottom-up investing

When deciding what shares to invest in next, many investors select one of two popular types of investing – the top-down or the bottom-up techniques. The approaches are both at stark odds to each other and investors usually heavily favour one approach to the other. But what do these techniques involve – and is one


Confidence and paranoia in the market

One of the most fundamental aspects of investing has nothing to do with charts, prices, financial data or economic news. As most market psychologists will tell you, our emotions can play just as a big role in our investing decisions. It’s ridiculous to think that every investor works without emotion, because emotions are part of


How the sharemarket works

The Australian sharemarket, known as “ASX”, is our nation’s securities exchange. The ASX is the key means through which investors and traders can buy and sell shares within Australia. The Top 200 index The S&P/ASX 200 index is the main benchmark for the Australian equity market. While there are over 2000 shares listed on the


Locking In Profits

Have you ever been in a position where you purchased a stock, and rode it all the way up before the stock came crashing down before your very eyes only to say to yourself, ‘It’s alright, I’ll sell out my position on the bounce back up and realize a smaller profit’…and it never happened, resulting


Share Trading Expectations

Expectation is a factor that new traders must seriously consider and have under control before they embark upon their trading careers. Unfortunately, these days trading has been hijacked by the many and varied ‘operators’ on the internet who promise quick and easy riches. As an exercise, type in the words ‘trading’, ‘profit’ and ‘easy’ into


Beginners Guide – How To Buy Shares

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?


What Is Technical Analysis

Our Head of Trading and Research Chris Conway examines what technical analysis is, to read the complete article please click here. Why Technical Analysis? Written by: Chris Conway – Head Of Research & Trading – Australian Stock Report In simple terms, technical analysis is the study of a financial instrument’s price and volume movements. It


What’s Hot & Whats Not In The Share Market For 2013

Are you wanting to find out first hand from our panel of professional traders and analysts which stocks are set to sizzle and which could fizzle in 2103? This half-day forum will deliver the best information you’ll find anywhere for investing in the share market. In addition to this you’ll also enjoy complimentary refreshments and post-event


Buying Gold Stocks Or Buying Gold Bullion?

Direct vs indirect exposure The most popular method for retail investors to gain exposure to gold has been by buying shares in gold miners or gold explorers. This is often a poor method for making money out of gold price movements as gold companies are not only influenced by commodity prices, but also operational issues,


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