Learn how to invest.
A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market.
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Past performance does not guarantee future performance and the value of investments can fall as well as rise. No investment strategy is without risk and markets influence investment performance. Investment markets and conditions can change rapidly. Strategies or products can lose money as well as gain. All investors should consider investing only if they can accept the risks associated with investing including a loss of invested capital. No investor should invest without a thorough reading of the risk factors associated with each investment strategy in official documentation provided for each fund or strategy. Investors with questions should additionally seek independent investment advice tailored to their needs, circumstances, and risk tolerances.
What you will learn
- Investing vs trading: what's the difference?
- Top 5 tips you must know before investing
- Investing for growth or dividend income?
- How to build a portfolio
- Sharpening your investment edge
- Tutorial: how to buy shares on Selfwealth
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2. Top 5 Tips You Need to Know
The 5 essential things all investors need to know before investing in shares. Learn more about key tax concepts and other important terms. Always seek advice from a tax accountant.
3. Investing for Growth or Dividend Income
Over the long-term, most people invest in shares for these reasons. What is value investing? Learn more!
4. Building a Portfolio
So you've got your brokerage account set-up. What's next?
5. Sharpening Your Investing Edge
If you do the average thing you'll get average results.
6. How to Buy Shares on Selfwealth
So you've got your broker account ready. Now, how do you actually buy the shares you want to buy? We cover that on in a short video. Read the full article to understand what types of investments you can buy.
We've partnered with investor education organisation, Rask Australia. Rask Australia is a diversified investment advice, news, research, financial education, podcast and money network which is Australian-owned and created in Melbourne. Rask was founded in 2017 by Owen Raszkiewicz, originally to provide financial and investment education to the majority of Australians and Kiwis who go without.
SelfWealth and Rask Australia are on a similar mission: to make investing more accessible to Australians. Rask Australia aims to have 10,000 students enrolled in their free finance courses. After viewing these videos you can enrol at Rask.com.au.
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