Starting out

Getting the bang for your investment buck
We 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.
How to buy and sell shares
As with all types of investment and most things in life the first step is always to conduct research.
Investing overseas
Investors 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.
Share the wealth: how to sell shares
When 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 to sell, sell, sell!
Making money in a downturn
It’s not all doom and gloom – promise! With a little know-how (and, yes, some luck) it’s possible to pick up a bargain and make some money in an economic downturn. By Allison Tait
Investing in managed funds
Managed funds are for you if you don't have much spare cash and want to invest. Find managed funds where you can investy as little as $80.
Share clubs: learning together
The lessons learnt from a share market correction can prove invaluable for the many investment clubs around Australia. Those that can ride market volatility are the survivors.
A numbers game
Looking for shares to back? You'll need all the help you can get.
Sharemarket basics: a numbers game
Looking for shares to back? You'll need all the help you can get.
What's your naked position?
Money talks, so they say, but how much finance-speak sounds like double Dutch to you? Here, we define 20 common terms you'll hear in relation to money.