Getting Started With The Basics of Investing
The financial industries are dynamic, fast-paced and complex. Keeping up to date with the latest trends, trades, booms and busts is a daunting task, even for the seasoned investors among us. But with a bit of help from online resources, even we little Davids can conquer the basics of investing and currency trading. All it takes to learn (and keep up with) the basics of investing is to follow a few golden rules: arm yourself with the best available resources, get educated and keep up.
In the list below, you’ll find some of the best freely available resources for learning the basics of investing and currency trading. This list has not been commissioned, and the author has no affiliations with any of the mentioned resources. They have been selected based the merit of their content.
Basics of Investing: Get educated with these free learning resources
Arm yourself with free online resources to learn the basics of investing. The beauty of online learning is that you can gain multiple perspectives from national and international experts in the finance industry. As they say, variety is the spice of life (and knowledge is the main ingredient) – so don’t be afraid to gather information from many sources. Click the links to visit these websites and get started on your journey to becoming an investing whiz:
Find articles covering the basics of Financial Concepts to in-depth Market analysis at Investopedia.com. Get share market advice and learn about how to trade currencies from one of the world’s leading stockbroking information sources.
Harvard Business Review (USA/International)
Learn about Finance Essentials and everything business by visiting HBR Learning.
Khan Academy (USA/International)
Offers free online learning about micro and macroeconomics, including comprehensive Finance and capital markets courses. Learn about stockbroking and investing at Khanacademy.org.
New York Institute of Finance and Technology (USA/International)
Nyift.com offers some finance courses for free. Popular free courses include the Wall Street Training Course and What is Fixed Income (Introduction to Fixed Income Securities). This is another great resource for share market advice, learning about stockbroking and how to trade currencies.
MoneySmart.gov.au is an Australian Government initiative supported by the Australian Securities & Investment Commission. Learn about investing basics, investments paying interest, complex investments and get investing warnings in one place. MoneySmart offers accessible and reliable information, adhering to their promise of “simple guidance you can trust”.
The Financial Basics Foundation (Australian)
The FBF is a non-profit organisation that provides free financial literacy resources for educators and the public. Financialbasics.org.au is especially targeted towards teachers of school-aged children, but has handy resources for anyone beginning studies in finance or looking for share market advice.
Use the above resources to learn about investing, stockbroking, how to trade currencies and get up-to-date share market advice. Visit the above sites as well as financial news sources, blogs, radio sources and speak to your real estate agent, financial adviser and Australian stockbroker to stay ahead of the game with the latest in the financial industries.