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Materials sector

9223.514
CHANGE
-150.175 (-1.6%)
20 minute delayed prices during trading hours
VOLUME
184.6M
DAY'S HIGH
9373.7
DAY'S LOW
9207.5
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Materials Movement

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8810.9
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Personal Finance: tips for trading shares
Sharemarket basics: A Numbers GameLooking for shares to back? You'll need all the help you can get. Investing in shares can be something of a numbers game, especially when the financial press is peppered with mention of ratios such as "dividend yield" and "earnings per share". Sharemarket basics: How to Sell SharesWhen you didn't buy your shares in the first place, it's difficult to know where to start when you want to offload them. Allison Tait finds out how best to sell, sell, sell! Learners guide: Investing OverseasInvestors looking to diversify their portfolio could explore the option of investing overseas - after all, the Australian sharemarket represents only a small percentage of the world's markets.