Sharemarket investing

Welcome to Sharemarket investing, where we cover all the essentials of starting out, buying and selling shares and how to track the performance of your investments.
Bonus shares - what's really in a bonus?Free shares sound great, and appear an incredible act of generosity on the part of the company and a wonderful benefit to the shareholder. But what’s really in a bonus?
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Shares on fire: A new bull market?Amid all the doom and gloom recently, it's been easy to miss the fact that the sharemarket has gained 12%, in little more than four months.
Getting the bang for your investment buckWe take $20,000 and put it through a five-year investment test to see how much you would have made in the past five years, writes Margie Sheedy.