Want to learn more about investing in the share market? 

Launched in January 2024, our new podcast will take you from investment zero to investment hero!  Alongside the expert team from CommSec, our host Jamila Ritzvi breaks down the often-daunting world of share market investing. How it all works, gaining confidence in what you are buying, and what to do once you’ve bought your first shares, this podcast will guide you through the whole process to help you become a confident share market investor.

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Episode 1: What is the share market?

Host Jamila Rizvi takes you on a journey through the share market, highlighting the fundamentals you need to know before diving into investing. With insights from financial experts, including the CommSec team, consider this episode a crash course covering the basics – from understanding what the share market is and how you can get involved.

Episode 2: Why should I invest?

It seems like an obvious question; you invest to make money right? But have you really thought about why you should invest? In this episode we crunch the numbers, make detailed comparisons, and crosscheck the data to present an assessment of both the benefits and risks of investing. You’ll also hear from other investors who share how investing has impacted their life. 

Episode 3: Getting Comfortable with Investing

If you have questions about the safety of the share market, we get it. But behind the endless headlines and millions of numbers, it’s not as hectic as you might think. We tackle your biggest share market questions head-on. If you’ve ever thought “will I lose all my money” or “who actually looks after my shares”, then this episode is for you.

Episode 4: The Psychology of Investing

It’s no secret that financial decisions and emotion often go hand in hand. But what if you could master your mind? In this episode, Jamila explores the essential elements of a successful investor's mindset by chatting with psychologists, experts, and investors. Uncover strategies for establishing realistic goals, managing expectations, and gaining control over that thing between your ears. 

Episode 5: How to Find Good Information

We all know the saying, ‘don’t believe everything you read online’. But with the explosion of technology and the internet, that can sometimes be easier said than done. In this episode Jamila chats with those at the forefront of the financial information world to give you a crash course in what you can trust – and why! 

Episode 6: How Much Should I Invest?

It’s time to look at one of the most important questions.  Just how much do you need to invest?  Jamila and her reliable cast of experts and investors help unpack all the things you should consider when deciding what is right for you, and even talk through some things that you might not have thought of - like leaving enough money for that emergency vacation! 

Episode 7: Let’s Buy! And What?

Before you take the plunge and buy a share, you need to know what’s on the menu. In this episode Jamila and her team run through everything you can buy on the share market and how you can buy it. From ETFs to individual shares, brokers to IPO’s, learn about all the different options and why some might be better suited to you than others. 

Episode 8: What next? (How to Level Up!)

So, you’ve just bought your first share. Congratulations! But although you may feel like the hard work is done, it’s not time to hang your boots up. In the final episode of the series Jamila is joined by all our experts and investors, as they share their insights into how you can level up your investment game. Plus, you’ll get some parting words of wisdom before you venture out into the big wide world of the share market on your own. 

Stay up to date with all the latest news from the share market with our CommSec Market Update podcast. Join our hosts as they break down the latest numbers and what they mean for investors.

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