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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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Investing when the market is volatile Strategy & Education

Good For Day or Good Till Expiry? It’s Important

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Learn about the two options for how long your order is in market, each with different actions and risks.

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Investing when the market is volatile Strategy & Education

How to navigate the ups and downs

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The thing is if markets are up, we tend to get excited and want to take more risks. If markets are down, we generally get scared and want to sell everything.

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Investing when the market is volatile Strategy & Education

Economic update: What investors need to know

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Many investors will be calling their financial advisor or planner and asking them to “pandemic-proof” or “recession-proof” their portfolios. What advice do you have?

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How to find the right ETF for your SMSF Strategy & Education

How to find the right ETF for your SMSF

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The ETF market is growing in Australia. But how do you choose an ETF that’s right for your SMSF? Read on for ideas on where to start your research, plus what to consider when buying ETFs.

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How to use ETFs in an SMSF Strategy & Education

How to use ETFs in an SMSF

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Find out how SMSFs can be used to give your SMSF diversity and access to other asset classes, including alternatives. Plus, learn how SMSFs can be used for a variety of investment strategies.

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How are OTC markets categorised? Strategy & Education

How are OTC markets categorised?

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Are you considering over-the-counter markets? Find out how these exchanges are categorised, and some of the things to look out for when trading OTC securities.

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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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Benefits & Risks of ETFs Strategy & Education

What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?

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In this article we discuss what is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) and also provide insights on the possible benefits and risks when investing in them.

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