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The dividend imputation system and proposals for change

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The Federal Labor Party has proposed to reform the dividend imputation system from 1 July 2019. Find out what the changes may mean for taxpayers, and how it could impact pensioners.

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Ten terms to learn when you start investing Strategy & Education

Ten terms to learn when you start investing

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The investing world is full of jargon, and it can be confusing when you’re new to shares. We explain ten common investing terms to help you make sense of your research.

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Three tools to help you decide when to invest Strategy & Education

Three tools to help you decide when to invest

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There’s an abundance of tools out there for investors. We explain watchlists, alerts and charts: what they are, and how they can help you decide when to invest.

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Learn the basics

Get an introduction to market and investing concepts with our easy-to-read collection of Learn articles.

Investing basics

What are the different types of investments?

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There are four main investment types, or asset classes, that you can choose from, each with distinct characteristics, risks and benefits.

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Choosing investments

How do I buy shares?

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If you use an online broker like CommSec, the process of buying shares is quick and simple but there are still some important choices to be aware of.

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Choosing investments

What is price to earnings ratio?

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Another piece of fundamental analysis to help you assess the value of a share is a company’s price to earnings, or P/E ratio.

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What to look out for when starting out in shares

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Are you a new investor? Get a run-through on the basics with trading tips for beginners - including what key indicators to look out for when you start your trading journey.

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Introduction to value investing

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A comprehensive introduction to the concept of value investing. Find out how you can identify quality companies, create an investing plan, and develop an investor mindset.

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How to screen for stocks using the CommSec Stock Screener

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Learn how to find investing opportunities using the CommSec stock screener. Our in depth walk-through teaches you how to use the tool and what to look out for when searching for new opportunities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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CX is a trade that has occurred in ASX CentrePoint at the current midpoint price. The midpoint price is determined by ASX to be the midpoint between the current ASX bid/offer spread. Find out more.

Market orders will go into market to execute at the best available price, however the execution and the price is not guaranteed.

Limit orders allow you to set a maximum purchase price for your buy order, or a minimum sale price for your sell orders. Find out more.

To begin trading with CommSec you will firstly need to set up a trading account. It's free and easy to set one up - simply click 'Join Now' on our homepage or click here to begin the application.

Once your account is set up, there are a few different ways you are able to place a trade. Find out more.

A Call Option gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation to buy the underlying security at the exercise price, at or within a specified time. A Put Option gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation to sell the underlying security at the exercise price, at or within a specified time. Find out more.

Our initial purchase of any particular shareholding must be at least $500 worth of shares, known as a 'minimum marketable parcel of shares'. CommSec may then allow you to purchase smaller amounts of shares to top up existing shareholdings. Find out more.

There are number of ways available for you when paying for your share trades. Find out more.

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