The Stock Market

The Stock Market

The stock market may seem a mystery to you. All this talk of Bulls and Bears, shorts and longs, not to mention the associated TLAs (three-letter acronyms!) such as IPOs could leave you cold. But that would be a shame, because it’s really not difficult once you understand the basics, and it could play a bigger part in your fact, it’s More...

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Trading vs Investing
By Robert On Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Trading and Investing

Share Prices If you have ever looked at the price charts of shares, then you will have noticed that they are changing price all the time. You can easily find charts online by going to Yahoo Finance or to one of More...

Stock Market Sectors
By Robert On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Market Sectors and Indices

Market Sectors For ease of reference, stock markets will group together particular types of shares. One way they do this is in market sectors, for instance having an energy sector for oil, gas and electricity generating More...

Investing in Stocks
By Robert On Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Do You Need Stocks?

With the discussion up to now, you may have seen no compelling reason why you should invest in stocks rather than simply putting your money somewhere safe, such as a high interest savings account. Certainly, with More...

Stock Market Workings
By Robert On Friday, February 7th, 2014

How The Stock Market Works

The way the stock market works, you have three general categories of people involved. Of course, you have to have buyers or investors to buy the stocks. You also need people or entities that want to sell stocks, More...

Researching Shares
By Robert On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Researching Stocks

Research If you want to do anything with the stock market, and assuming you are not a gambler or a psychic, you need to do some solid research to find out which shares you want to trade. Without research, you will More...

Trading or Investing
By Robert On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Trading or Investing?

If you’re looking for somewhere to put your money so that it may grow month by month or year by year, then you are probably an investor. This is the traditional, some say old-fashioned, way to build up a nest More...

Financial Trading
By Robert On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis

Fundamental Analysis As the name implies, fundamental analysis takes a look at the basics of any particular stock, and therefore the company behind it. You can find a wealth of details on the official sites, and More...

Short Selling
By Robert On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Shorting Shares

An investor will usually look for stocks to buy in the hope that they will increase in value over time. He is in it for the long-term, and doesn’t invest expecting to close out his trade anytime soon. Of course More...

Derivatives Trading
By Robert On Saturday, January 25th, 2014


There was a time when shorting shares was as complicated as you could get on the stock market. Nowadays, the financial whizzes have come up with many different ways that you can trade on the price of, well, virtually More...