Get to know the basics

Curated articles to get you started on the right foot.

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A beginner's guide to investing

10 May 2024

Whether it's financial independence or a brand-new ride, investing your money can help bring you one step closer to realising your dreams. Here's how.

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ETFs explained

3 Oct 2023

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are pooled investments that can be traded just like shares, giving investors access to a range of assets.

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How to manage your risk when investing

16 April 2024

Most things in life come with an element of risk, and so does investing. Luckily, the power to understand and manage that risk starts with you.

Diving into dividends

26 May 2023

Dividends are important returns made to sharemarket investors. This report examines some of the concepts involved.

A guide to investing in international markets

8 May 2024

When it comes to investing, the world is your oyster. Here’s what to consider before broadening your investment horizons.

Dividends: Reinvest or take the cash?

23 May 2024

When a company makes a profit, it has several options on how to use that money. Here's what you need to know about dividends.

How share buybacks can boost shareholder wealth

10 May 2024

Did you know some companies can buy back shares from their shareholders? Find out more about how share buybacks work.

CommSec Bites

Introducing CommSec Bites, where we break down big ideas into snackable pieces.

Must reads

Cut through the noise with these must reads - tailored for you.

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Choosing investments 101

17 Apr 2024

With more than 2000 shares listed on the ASX, it’s easy to fall into that ol’ analysis paralysis trap. Don’t worry, we’ve got you.

Top 5 places to get your stock market news

9 May 2024

What happened during the dotcom era and is the same thing happening today? We take a closer look.

Finding your own way to invest

9 Aug 2024

Investing your hard-earned cash is as personal a decision as they come. Here’s how to find a way that works for you.

Learn from the five most common investor mistakes

17 Apr 2024

We have identified the top five most common mistakes to stay clear of in your investment journey.

Six ways to research a stock before you buy

22 Mar 2023

You wouldn’t plan a holiday without researching your destination. The same rule applies to investing. Here are six straightforward ways to research a stock before you buy.

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See what CommSec customers are loving, plus the latest trends from across the markets.

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Start ‘em young!

7 June 2024

Teach your kids about investing with this fun and colourful worksheet.

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You had me at cryp-to…

8 May 2024

Before you invest into cryptocurrency, take a moment to understand the basics and get across the potential risks and rewards.

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Lessons from the dotcom

13 May 2024

What happened during the dotcom era and is the same thing happening today? We take a closer look.

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Where Hayley chooses to invest

For Sydney Chocolatier Hayley, investing is a constant learning experience. Still, she’s in it for the long haul – and she’s confident time is on her side.

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Where Ellis invests

Electrical engineer Ellis likes to look beneath the surface both at work and when he invests – a strategy he’s found successful to date. Learn why.

Where Emer invests Case study

Where Emer invests

20-year-old Sydney student Emer credits the early start on her investment journey to her high school economics teacher. Here’s what she’s up to.

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