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Looking to plan out your future career in the financial industry, or more specifically in a job which is within the stockmarket ecosystem? This article is for school students and school leavers, university students and other s who would like to retrain and seek a new career. The stockmarket may interest you in terms of how it operates and how it generates wealth for its participants.

There is an old saying "Buy on the Rumour, Sell on the News" which relates to how investors and traders typically anticipate upcoming market events and either sit on the sidelines or open up a trade (or “Buy on the Rumour”) and then when the news is released into the public domain, the traders close their trades to take profits (“Sell on the News”). Rumours play an integral part or natural market flow.

Recently, the Industry Super Network sent a letter to ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) concerned about the negative impacts of high frequency trading. The letter was in response to ASIC's Consultation Paper No.

Trading Psychology

Should you pay attention to news releases?

One of the requirements when becoming a trader is keeping yourself up to date. Financial news releases are reported everyday. Apart from reported profits, forecasts by so called gurus and interviews by CEO provide information about the company that you may be investing or trading on. It is known that whatever happens in the news are mere confirmation of what's already in the market, but what about new releases?

Forex Trading

8 Steps to Scalp the Forex Market


A talented forex scapler immediately exits their trading position if the market does not go their way.

A talented forex scapler immediately exits their trading position if the market does not go their way. The scalper would make quite a number of trades a day from 10 to a couple of hundred trades - not holding on to losing positions or praying and hoping that their losing position will turn around.

CFD Trading

Market Fundamentals: Cashflows


Cashflow in ASX CFD

Trading CFD in ASX is composed of different elements. Previously, price and margins were discussed, so the focus is now on cashflow. This article will take a look into different factors on how money is distributed., who gets paid and when.

Contract of Interest

Other Stockmarket News

ASX Glitch Trading Halt

The Australian stock market, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has been hit by a technical glitch and has imposed a trading halt an all trades. The suspension of trading comes at a time when many companies are holding AGMs, announcing full year results as well as a release of another European bailout deal. Sky News has reported that up to 6700 trades were completed before the halt. The last technical glitch was in February 28, 2011.

The nature of the problem is not known, leaving stock market investors unable to act on profit results and the latest economic developments in Europe.

Australian Dollar Soaring High

The Australian dollar is soaring high, with the AUD/USD cross rate reaching a high of 94.94 US cents just after midnight Sydney time, topping the two year record achieved on Friday of 94.69 US cents. In the past three years, the Australian dollar had averaged at 84.6 US cents. The Australian dollar hasn’t seen these price levels since it reached a 24 year record in 2008.

The US has lost jobs for the fifth month in a row at 5.5 percent as the jobless rate spiked (increasing by 0.5%) as a consequence of a class of students graduating schools and moving into the workforce. This is the largest spike in teenage unemployment since 1948. The spike was larger than every forecast from a Bloomberg News survey of economists. Allen Sinai, chief economist at Decision Economics in New York, has said that "Most of the economy looks in recession.'' Also Ten-year Treasury yields dropped to 3.92% in New York, from 4.04% on Thursday.

Australian Share Trading News

Woolworths $1.15b Profit up 19.4% 1H2013 #WOW


Grocery retailing company, Woolworths (ASX:WOW) have announced its half year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stockmarket.

  • Woolworths have reported a Net Profit of $1.15 billion, up 19.4 percent on the prior corresponding period.
  • WOW revenue from ordinary activities up 3.2 percent, year-on-year, to $30.8753 billion.
  • Woolworths sales from continuing operations up 4.8 percent to $30 billion.

Challenger Financial $149m Profit up 17% 1H2013


Financial services company and Australia's largest annuities provider Challenger Limited (ASX:CGF) have announced its half year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stockmarket.

  • Challenger Financial have announced a normalised Net Profit after tax (NPAT) of $149 million, up 17 percent. Challenger also announced a statutory NPAT of $222 million, up from $20 million.

Aurora Oil & Gas $294.8m Revenue FY 2012


Texas focused Oil and Shale gas company, Aurora Oil and Gas (ASX:AUT) have announced its full year financial results for 2012 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stockmarket.

  • Aurora Oil and Gas have announced revenue of US$295 million for the year, up 293 percent.
  • Aurora Oil & Gas also reported an EBITDAX (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, amortisation and exploration) US$167 million up 320 percent.

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