Learn about StockWatch
Want to learn about investing in Australian shares in a fun and exciting environment?
Welcome to StockWatch.com.au, the best way to practice your new investment techniques and strategies with zero risk. The website aims to teach share trading to beginners with our unique share trading game and a wealth of investing resources. It’s free and very easy to use.
The game is a share market simulator- mimicking the Australia Stock Exchange, ASX. Our Share Trading Game allows the investor to buy and sell stocks with almost real-time market data; you can also track your profit or loss progressively and even view your trade history, just like the real thing!
If you have been thinking about buying shares but don't feel confident enough, sign up to the Share Trading Game. There’s no better way to learn than to get your hands dirty.
Play the game, learn about investing and see how you stack up compared to other members and friends - it’s all FREE!
Share trading articles
How to Make Money In Shares
The aim of StockWatch is to help beginner's learn about investing. These articles will teach you why investing is important, how to invest in shares, finding a broker & how to buy shares.
How to Buy Shares
Step by step instructions on how to buy your first parcel of shares. Learn what 'Bid', 'Offer' and 'Last' prices mean and how you can take advantage of them with your trades.
Benefits of Investing in Shares
There are many benefits to investing in shares and we will investigate how this common form of investment can be an effective way to make money and dilute the risk.
Dividend Imputation System & Franking Credits Explained
The dividend imputation system allows investors who have been paid a dividend to take a personal tax credit (franking credit) since the company has already paid tax (30%) on this dividend.
Magic of Compound Interest
Albert Einstein called it the 8th Wonder of the World. Compound interest is one of the most basic and powerful concepts that can enhance the outcome of your investments.
Introduction to Index Funds
An index fund works by buying all the securities that make up a specific index, for example the S&P/ASX 200 index. Find out if you should invest in a Index Funds VS Managed Funds.
Managed Funds or Direct Shares
Before you can know how to best invest your money you need to first make a plan. Choose an investment vehicle/s that will best reach your invest goals.
Learn all About Trading Options
This options trading series will teach you very important aspects of options. The part series 'Introduction to Options' will teach you tips and strategies for trading options.
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