Category: Investing Essentials
What is the difference between a market order and a limit order?
When you invest in shares, you have the option to submit a market order or a limit order to initiate a trade. These orders….
What is an ETF?
An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a managed investment fund that contains a basket of assets, which might include shares, bonds, commodities or more. So….
What is an IPO?
An initial public offering (IPO) can be one of the most exciting events on a stock exchange as a company opens itself up to….
When do I get paid my dividends?
Who is eligible to receive dividends? Any shareholder in a dividend-paying company – whether they own shares directly or via an exchange-traded fund (ETF)….
Your no-nonsense guide to common investing jargon
The share market can be a great place to build wealth but investment jargon can often leave first-time investors confused. For example, what exactly….
There are 11 investment sectors on the share market. This is what moves them.
We often talk about the ‘market’ as a whole but in reality it’s a sum of its different sectors. Each stock market sector groups….
What is dollar-cost averaging?
While no one knows for certain whether a share price will go up or down, dollar-cost averaging helps investors hedge their bets over time.….
How to use ETFs to diversify your portfolio
Diversification is when you spread your investment risk by buying across different asset classes, sectors and markets. The theory goes that this will make….
5 different types of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and products
ETFs have become increasingly popular in recent years to become almost synonymous with all kinds of fund-like products. However, investors should be careful not….
3 ways to find undervalued stocks
Discovering undervalued stocks is the modus operandi of value investors. The strategy is epitomised by the most famous one of all, Warren Buffett, who….