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How to trade in a bear market Strategy & Education

How to trade in a bear market

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Investors often focus on ways to trade when share prices are rising. But what can you do when prices are falling? Find out what kind of investing products are available for trading in a bear market.

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What are OTC markets? Strategy & Education

What are OTC markets?

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Over-the-counter (OTC) markets are decentralised networks where securities can be traded without the supervision of a formal exchange. Find out how OTC markets work and how to trade on them.

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How much do you need to retire? Strategy & Education

How much do you need to retire?

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Do you know how much income you’ll need when you retire? You can follow a general industry benchmark, or with a little planning, you can work out a personalised estimate.

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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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Five ways to research a stock before you buy Strategy & Education

Five ways to research a stock before you buy

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Do you know how to research stocks? It’s one of the most important skills you can teach yourself as an investor. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are five ways to start researching today.

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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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Where to get stock ideas Strategy & Education

Where to get stock ideas

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Deciding what to invest in can be overwhelming for investors, whether you’re new to the market or experienced. Find out where you can look for stock ideas, and how to stay in the loop.

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When do you need to reassess your portfolio? Strategy & Education

When do you need to reassess your portfolio?

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Most of us will need to review our investment portfolios from time to time, sometimes due to events outside our control. Learn about some of the common reasons to review your portfolio.

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Three investing principles to live by Strategy & Education

Three investing principles to live by

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There are plenty of investing tips out there, but markets are unpredictable. While there’s no magic formula to get rich, you can adopt some sound principles to guide your investing journey.

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What does the jobs report mean for investors? Strategy & Education

What does the jobs report mean for investors?

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The jobs report is issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every month. Find out what’s in the report, why it’s important, and how it could affect investors.

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Three practical ways to manage your risk when investing Strategy & Education

Three practical ways to manage your risk when investing

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Discover three strategies for managing investment risk: how to set risk/reward ratios, using conditional orders to protect your portfolio, and the benefits of diversifying your investments.

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Stock charts explained Strategy & Education

Stock charts explained

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Who invented stock charts, and what can we use them for? Get an introduction to the most common types of stock charts and learn how they can help investors.

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What to consider when managing investing risk Strategy & Education

What to consider when managing investing risk

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Explore the theory and tools of risk management. What does managing risk mean for investors? How do you work out your risk tolerance? And, what should you do when things don't go to plan?

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The power of online communities Strategy & Education

The power of online communities

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Joining an online community can deliver real-life benefits. Find out what makes a good online community tick, and how investors use these forums to exchange support, strategies, and stock ideas.

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What is the business cycle? Strategy & Education

What is the business cycle?

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How does the business cycle work? And what does it have to do with the share market? Here’s what you need to know about the business cycle when you're an investor.

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