Shares explained

History has shown that one of the most effective ways to build your wealth over the longer term is to invest in shares.

What is a share?

Shares are the smallest equal unit of ownership in a company. You can buy shares in publicly listed companies on the stock market by using a broker.

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Common Terminology

ASX Glossary Glossary of terms
Investopedia Good overview of share terms

How to buy Shares

Moneysmart Find a broker, how to buy and sell
ASX Trading process, choosing a broker, floats