Investing in October is scary
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Is investing in October scary?

- October 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

I hate investing in October because it seems to be the month when sharemarkets crash. But is it fact or fiction? I’m not alone in thinking investing in October is a bogey month, and September isn’t much better. My mates at CommSec decided to research whether my fear is founded or not. They found over… Read more »

Stockmarket jargon
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Sharemarket 101: Breaking down the sharemarket jargon

- September 28, 2021 16 MIN READ

You’re pretty sure you want to start investing, but it all feels complicated and confusing. In today’s Sharemarket 101 lesson, we translate the sharemarket jargon to help you feel more at ease. Sharemarket jargon is up there with mortgage jargon and real estate talk. Actually, sharemarket jargon is probably on a podium all on its… Read more »

What is a market pullback
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3 stocks to buy in a market pullback

- September 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

This week’s steep sell-off in global sharemarkets is a good reminder to have a shopping list ready of Australian stocks you’d buy in a market pullback. What’s a market pullback? A market pullback is a temporary pause or dip in an asset’s overall trend. It’s when a share price that’s being going up, pauses or… Read more »

The awesome power of dividends
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The awesome power of dividends

- September 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

Over the next couple of weeks Australians who are invested in our big listed companies (or through their super funds) are going to get a lesson in the power of dividends. Most investors just look at the share price movements of their stocks and tend to forget about the twice-yearly dividend distributions. Dividend payments are… Read more »

The benefits and risks of investing overseas
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The benefits and risks of investing overseas

- September 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Despite a ‘home country bias’, investing overseas is picking up speed in Australia. Here’s what you need to know. Australian investors have long shown a ‘home country bias’, which is a fancy way of saying we prefer to invest in our own backyard. Some Australians have exposure to overseas shares via their super fund, but… Read more »