Guide to share trading

Custodial vs. CHESS: How do these share trading models differ?

Custodial vs. CHESS: How do these share trading models differ?

When researching brokerage platforms, you've probably heard that Australian shares are either CHESS sponsored or in a custodial model. As an investor, understanding the difference between the two can help you to decide what brokerage platform you might want to use as some will opt for one ownership model over the other.

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What is a managed fund & how do they work?

What is a managed fund & how do they work?

Investing in the stock market can be a good way of storing wealth. However, most working-age adults don’t have the time to research individual companies and consistently pick winners. That’s why a lot of retail investors will generally opt for a managed fund. 

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What is a Holder Identification Number (HIN)?

What is a Holder Identification Number (HIN)?

In share trading, a Holder Identification Number (HIN) is a unique ID assigned to anyone who buys shares in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). 

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Building a diversified share portfolio for beginners

Building a diversified share portfolio for beginners

Portfolio diversification is one of the central tenets of the share trading world. It’s a time-tested strategy that serves to mitigate risk by balancing a portfolio of investments, ultimately generating stable returns.

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What are stablecoins and how do they work?

What are stablecoins and how do they work?

Over the past few years, the popularity of cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin) has exploded amongst those in the share trading world. However, the volatility of many digital currencies has forced investors to look for more stable ways to purchase crypto. 

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What is dollar-cost averaging and is it a good investment strategy?

What is dollar-cost averaging and is it a good investment strategy?

The share market is characterised by regular bouts of volatility, and even the most experienced traders sometimes have difficulty pinpointing the best times to invest. One strategy for dealing with this uncertainty is dollar-cost averaging (DCA). 

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Buying the dip: What is it and should you do it?

Buying the dip: What is it and should you do it?

‘Buying the dip’ means investing in a company when it drops in value due to wider concerns within the market, rather than investors jumping ship from said company due to performance concerns over the long run.

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What are CHESS sponsored shares?

What are CHESS sponsored shares?

‘CHESS’ stands for Clearing House Electronic Subregister System. In plain English, it’s a computer system that facilitates the buying and selling of shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). CHESS sponsored shares are recorded on this computer system to keep track of who owns the shares directly. 

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Share trading for absolute beginners

Share trading for absolute beginners

Your comprehensive guide to share trading and stock market investing for beginners in 2022. 

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Investing strategies: Why consider an ESG fund?

Investing strategies: Why consider an ESG fund?

Whether you're a seasoned investor, or a complete beginner, you'll likely want to consider where your money goes and what it invests in.

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How to start share trading: Advice from Blackpearl Capital

How to start share trading: Advice from Blackpearl Capital

Thinking about trying your hand at share trading? Whether you’re interested in day trading or looking to invest over the long-term, it’s not exactly something you can jump into without a good amount of direction and planning.

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Robo advice FAQs - the everyday person’s guide to robo advice

Robo advice FAQs - the everyday person’s guide to robo advice

From virtual chatbots which streamline customer service and support to computer generated investment advice Australians are increasingly interacting with robots in the day-to-day management of our money.

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Share trading terms explained

Share trading terms explained

Getting started in the world of share trading can be exciting, but what could potentially slow your enthusiasm is all the  jargon that gets thrown around in the process.

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Share trading news

Aussie etf investors hit 2 million whats luring people

Aussie ETF investors hit 2 million: What’s luring people?

Aussie investors are eating up ETFs (exchange-traded funds) with more than 2 million currently invested in ETFs for the first time according to fund manager Betashares. And it isn’t likely to stop there, with the fund manager finding that an additional 310,000 can be expected to enter into the market over the coming years.

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Cheap stock brokers

Cheapest Stock Brokers in February

Investing in shares usually means getting a broker or signing up to a brokerage platform that  make trades on your behalf. When choosing a broker or platform, low  fees and commissions can make a big difference in the long run. That’s because the amount you end up paying in fees over time can be quite substantial. It's important to keep this in mind since most growth in shares or dividend reinvestment plans happens over the long term. 

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Market cap what is it and how does it work

Market Cap: What is it and how does it work?

If you’ve been involved in stocks for any amount of time, it’s likely that you’ve come across market caps. In fact, the market caps of some of the biggest companies on Wall Street are over 1 Trillion, with the largest market cap at over 2 Trillion (for contrast, Australia’s GDP is 1.553 trillion USD). 

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