Stock Market

Most people like to pretend they have some idea about this aspect of finance. They like to think they’re smart enough to be the Wolf of Wall Street…or the Ape of the ASX…or the Numbat of NASDAQ…

Don’t worry, you aren’t expected to know what a numbat is. But as for the ASX or NASDAQ…

Well, anyone wanting to even lightly dabble in stocks needs to know their way around these. In fact, you need to know your way into these.

Where are the stocks?

NASDAQ is short for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations —an American electronic stock exchange. The Aussie equivalent is the ASX — the Australian Securites Exchange.

You aren’t a true investor if you don’t visit these websites on a daily basis.

They show you what stocks are on the rise…how long they’ve been on a rise…the highest price they’ve ever hit…and of course, they can tell you the opposite…

But it’s not enough to type a company name into Google and check out the share price graph. Not if you want to be serious about investing, that is.

Where the treasure of the market lies

As an investor, you need to dig deeper than the mainstream headlines to see where the stock market’s really at. The true stock opportunities aren’t going to be on the first page of a Google search.

They’re going to be hidden amidst the daily ASX and NASDAQ announcements and reports.

I told you it was more than just graphs.

Luckily, here at Money Morning, we’re prepared to do the hard yards for you.

We’ll search through all the information, and piece together the stories that drive the stock market moves. And it will all be available to you right here, on this page.

We aim to provide you with insight you won’t get anywhere else, to help you stay ahead of the investing curve.

We’ll talk about the stuff that isn’t making any headlines…the stuff people don’t want to reveal.

Australian stock market news

Discover the latest insights on global and Australian share markets right here…so that you can buy, sell and trade shares, with minimal loss and for maximum profit.

With updates daily you’ll always be up to speed with the latest moves of the stock market.

Check out the latest news down below.

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Cliff Sailing, Debt Ceiling, Stocks Rising

This is pretty much the plan of global central bankers. Lower interest rates and drive people out of cash and savings and into stocks. But if you look at the global economy, which grew at just 2.2% in 2012, it’s hard to make a good argument for buying stocks.

Kris Sayce: Uncensored

It's not very often Money Morning editor Kris Sayce has time for a chat. Luckily for us, he kindly agreed to sit down and reflect on the year that's been and the one that's coming. Including his investment strategy for 2013.

The Hard Lesson of a Stock Trader: No Pain, No Gain

One peril of investing – and especially stock trading – is an unexpected event. Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld would call it an ‘unknown unknown’. Nassim Nicholas Taleb would call it a ‘Black Swan’ event. And our in-house technical…

Small-Cap Stocks – A Thrilling Risk

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