Monday, January 21, 2008

ASX Website - A Wealth Of Free Information

The ASX website really is a wealth of free information (please pardon the pun). I am a regular at the ASX website because it's regularly updated with useful Australian stock market investment information - all of it free. For those not familiar with it, the Australian Stock Exchange website is the home of the ASX on the web. In this post, I just wanted to point you in the direction of a few of the useful resources available.

Free Online Sharemarket Investment Courses

The ASX website contains a large number of free online sharemarket investment courses. Topics range from beginner to advanced. Here is a small selection of course titles:
  • Sharemarket Investment Stategies
  • Fundamental Analysis
  • Technical Analysis
And the list goes on. Learning is self paced so you work through the units in your own time. You will need to register as a user of the ASX website to gain access, but registration is free.

Investment Podcasts

Free investment podcasts are made available for a selection of the Investor Hour Seminars. The Investor Hour Seminars are a series of regular presentations at the Australian Stock Exchange on a range of investment related topics. These investment podcasts are made available on the ASX website soon after each presentation has been delivered.

ASX Sharemarket Games

Also on the ASX website you can access the ASX sharemarket game. Participants start with a hypothetical $50,000 to invest. You can test your trading skills against thousands of others. I have tried this game a couple of times but found it was oriented more towards traders due to the short term nature of the game. However, if you are interested in trading the market, the ASX Sharemarket game can be a good way to find out if you are any good.

Listed Company Information

As you would expect on the ASX website, you can view information about all companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Information available includes price data (with a 20 minute delay), listing details, company announcements and dividend history. However, there is no detailed financial data, but you could go to Yahoo Finance or ComSec for that.

I have only scratched the surface or what's available on the ASX website. I recommend you add it to your list of free online investing resources. You can visit the ASX website here.

Update: I know this is not really related, but I've tried to find out more about Walker Thompson Trading Software based on a comment left below.


Megan Bayliss said...

A very interesting blog. Thanks for sending this post into the carnival of Australia. Valuable info.

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It looks & smells like a black box, but they say it isn't. Interested?

It's from Walker Thompson. Call 1300 721 494 - but don't say I DID WARN YOU !!!