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Australian stockbroker CommSec, releases a "Research Wrap" document weekly and usually arrives after market close on Friday. The research wrap usually includes stocks which the research arm of the stock broker recommends to watch in the upcoming week or weeks.

Trading & Investing Seminar & Expo

There is a "Trading & Investing Seminar & Expo" in Brisbane running on Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2nd June 2013 (10am to 5pm on both days). There is also a "Home Buyer & Property Investor Show” running in conjunction. The list of free and paid seminars can be seen here. Free ticket to the trading expo below...

List of Exhibitors:

  • 21st Century Media
  • Art Equity
  • Australian Shareholders' Association Ltd (ASA)
  • Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA)
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On Sunday July 10th this year, the Australian Labor Gillard Government announced a new carbon tax to be levied on the top 500 polluters in Australia. The companies would be taxed at $23 per metric tonne of carbon emissions starting at the beginning of the 2012-2013 financial year, July 1, 2012. The release of the news of the carbon tax has certainly affected stock prices across the Australian stock market and may affect your share trading.

Researching for Australian renewable energy companies to invest or trade shares? Or environmentally friendly companies listed on the Australian share market? Or to invest in ethical energy investments on the stockmarket? Well here's a list of the utilities companies found on the Australian stock market. The ASX has a variety of businesses listed on their stock exchange which represent the clean technology industry. These Australian renewable energy companies operate in biofuels, wave and solar energy, biogas and geothermal.

Researching for Australian clean technology companies to invest or trade shares? Or environmentally friendly companies listed on the Australian share market? Or to invest in ethical investments on the stockmarket? Well here's a list of the cleantech companies found on the Australian stock market. The ASX has a variety of businesses listed on their stock exchange which represent the clean technology industry.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a yearly meeting where shareholders (retail, wholesale, private, share traders, investors, etc), as part owners of the company can legally ask the board of directors questions pertaining to the publicly listed company's corporate strategy and financials.

Research houses – sell and provide customised research solutions for wholesale clientele, which consist of dealers and the large financial planning entities which on sell their advice to retail clients - the public.

Examples of Australian Research Houses

  • Lonsec
  • van Eyk
  • Zenith Investment Partners
  • Aegis
  • Morningstar
  • Standard and Poor's
  • PIR
  • Mercer
  • ... and more.

Examples of Dealers and Financial Companies Which Buy Research

For the investor who wants to diversify their portfolio, warrants provide an alternative way to be exposed to assets such as shares. On top of a new security, companies will often issue warrants as an added attraction for buyers.

What are Warrants?

Investors spend hours of their time deciding which stock to buy. Everybody wants to profit, and stocks giving good returns are the target. As opposed to trading individual stocks, trading ETFs (Exchange Traded Fund) allows you to invest in a wide range of shares and gives you a gestalt picture of the Australian sharemarket. Think of ETFs as trading the market in one trade.

To learn more about your ETF, you can go to the ASX and the ETF issuer website where you will find distribution, market prices (ASX prices are delayed by at least 20 minutes) and company details and announcements.

Net Asset Value

Net asset value (NAV) is the ETF's per-share value. NAV is calculated by dividing the total value of all securities in its portfolio, less any liabilities, by the number of fund shares outstanding. You can find the NAV in the issuer's website and under the Company Announcement section of the ASX website.

  • ETC exposes investors to commodities without having to buy the commodities directly. Examples of ETCs traded on the ASX are over gold and silver.
  • The ETC tracks the spot price of the underlying metal.
  • ETC price depends on the price of the underlying metal and the AUD-USD exchange rate.
  • ETC trading hours are the same as ASX regular trading hours.
  • Metal ETCs is composed of a metal share and a metal entitlement. The value of the ETC lies in the entitlement.

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