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How to buy crypto

Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, or other cryptocurrencies operate outside the traditional banking and government systems.  While you can start with regular cash, you will need to go online to purchase a digital wallet on an online cryptocurrency trading platform.  Digital exchanges allow crypto transactions to take place, with digital technologies like the blockchain used to secure the movement of funds. Investing in cryptocurrencies has become vastly more

ASX closed sharply lower; BrainChip rocketed 12.4% on US patent; NiCo Resources soared 80% on debut

The ASX200 closed 1.03% lower at 7332.50 points on Wednesday. BrainChip skyrocketed 12.4% after receiving US patent approval. NiCo Resources soared 80% on its ASX debut following IPO raising $12m. The Australian market extended its losing streak into Wednesday, closing the midweek session 1.03% lower at 7332.50 as investors sold out of risky assets like tech stocks. The tech sector tumbled 2.56% today as Megaport more

What’s a Bull and a Bear market?

Bull and Bear are basic terms for describing a market’s performance. A Bull market is rising like a bull thrusting its horns upward, while a Bear market is falling like a bear more

What is shorting?

Short selling (or ‘shorting’) inverts the most basic rule of investment, which is to buy low and sell high. Investors who short sell bet on stocks they believe will go down. Short more

What are bonds?

Bonds are like IOU notes. Bonds are a form of debt broken up into smaller parts and sold to investors. In finance, bonds are referred to as Fixed Income Securities. more

How to buy shares

Shares represent part ownership of a business, and can be bought by anyone legally able to acquire them on the share market. Individuals can buy shares through managed funds, crowdfunding and employee more

What is Capex and Opex?

Business expenses can be split into two general categories – Capex and Opex. Capital expenditure (Capex) are costs incurred through investment in equipment, training or other assets that improve long-term performance. Operational more

Why GDP Matters

Gross Domestic Product measures the value a nation creates over a specified period. GDP is a vital statistic for tracking an economy’s overall performance. GDP is affected by government spending, consumption, investment more

What is an IPO?

An IPO (or Initial Public Offering) provides a first impression of a company according to the stock market. An IPO is the very first time a company opens itself up to sell more

Digitisation evolution accelerated by COVID-19

Australia’s tech sector contributes A$167bn to GDP annually and employs about 861,000 people. Companies across all market segments are going through a digital transformation. Finding the right people to train and upskill more

US markets tumbled; Activision Blizzard soared 26% on acquisition; Moderna tanked 8.8% on Omicron update

The Nasdaq fell 2.6% to finish Tuesday’s session at 14,507 points. Activision Blizzard soars 26% after Microsoft agreed to buy it for US$68.7bn. Moderna tumbled 8.8% despite announcing Omicron-specific data release date. more

Dow Jones closed down 1.5%, ASX futures down ahead of market open in Sydney

Dow Jones closes down 543.34 points (-1.5%). ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 66 points (-0.9%). Bitcoin is trading at US$43,000. The Dow Jones fell 1.51% to finish the more

ASX closed lower; BrainChip soared 25.68% on Mini PCIe update; Fortescue Future Industries signs supply agreement

The ASX200 closed 0.11% lower at 7408.80 points on Tuesday. BrainChip soared 25.68% on acceptance of orders for Mini PCIe board. Fortescue Future Industries signs long-term deal for green hydrogen supply. The more

JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) – Unaudited results H1 FY22

JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) – Unaudited results H1 FY22 Sales H1 FY22: $4.86bn, down 1.6% but up 21.7% over a two-year period. Online sales H1 FY22: $1.1bn, up 62.6% YoY, representing 22.7% more

Pools and a WFH space are hot property

Houses featuring a pool and big backyard with space to work at home in hot demand. A total of 57,558 residential rental properties were vacant Australia-wide over November. In December the average more

Mastiff amount being spent on Aussie fur babies

Australian pet owners are spending A$21.9bn on their furry friends each year. Nationally, Aussies spend twice as much on pets than they do eating at restaurants. Dogs are the most popular pets more

US markets closed; Pfizer receives approval for Paxlovid in Canada; AMC reopens all 950 cinemas

US markets closed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Pfizer received approval for use of its COVID-19 oral pill in Canada. AMC Entertainment continues pandemic-recovery with all 950 cinemas open. more

ASX closed green; Beforepay tumbles 43% on IPO; Wesfarmers rallied on H1 trading update

The ASX200 closed 0.32% higher at 7417.30 to start the week. Beforepay tanked 43% following an IPO raising $35m at $3.41/share. Wesfarmers rose on H1 FY22 update including NPAT between $1.18m-$1.24m. The more

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