ASX has created a series of video tutorials to help you understand various sharemarket topics. They run for a few minutes each and look at the fundamentals of the market and the role of each market participant.
They are available in a variety of formats. To view the Flash format you will need to have Macromedia Flash installed and your computer's sound turned on.
Professional investors have included Australian Government Bonds in their portfolio for many years. With the introduction of Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds or AGBs, you can now diversify into this important asset class through ASX. This tutorial gives a quick introduction to Exchange-traded AGBs.
If you want to buy or sell shares or any other security traded on the sharemarket then you will need the services of a stockbroker. A stockbroker has direct access to the market for trading shares, and acts as agent to buy and sell shares, for which a fee is charged. This presentation gives a detailed overview of the services offered by stockbrokers.
The sharemarket is where the buying and selling of shares and other securities takes place. This video explains how the buying and selling process works and the roles of the various participants e.g. investors, listed companies and brokers.
A share is part ownership of a company. This video is a guide to why companies issue shares, why people buy shares, how shares are created and how to buy and sell shares.
A company may pay its shareholders money in the form of dividends in return for investing in that company. This video explains dividends, the benefits of investing in dividend paying stocks and the possible tax impact of these payments.
Information on the language and jargon used to describe the activity of the market.
Understanding annual and interim reports. These are a valuable source of information on listed companies.
The ASX Sharemarket Game allows you to practice buying and selling shares as well as the chance to win great prizes.
What are Exchange Traded Options? Learn about their features, benefits and risks.
Listed Managed Investments (LMIs) offer you the opportunity to invest in a diversified and professionally managed portfolio of shares, property, public infrastructure, private equity and other alternative investments. Find about their risk and benefits.
An Interest Rate Security is simply a security that pays a fixed or floating rate of return. This return can be in the form of interest or dividends. Find out more about these securities.
What are Warrants? Learn about their features, benefits and risks
This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of Futures and Options, covering how you can make and lose money and providing some simple examples and explanations of buying and selling.
Following on from course 1, this course introduces the unique characteristics of trading futures and the trading process.
The final course in this series covers developing a trading plan, the role played by the exchange and touches upon who else is involved in the futures market.