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How Can I Buy Stocks Without a Stockbroker?

The moment you think about stocks and investments, you think about stockbrokers. This is because it is the easiest and mostly the safest way of purchasing stocks on the stock market. There are many advantages of having a stockbroker, but there are also some distinct disadvantages. If you only have a little money to invest, most stockbrokers won’t take on your portfolio because it would be financially non-viable for both parties. Using a stockbroker also means that you have to pay commissions on transactions and these can become quite hefty.

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What is Market Efficiency and Why is it Important?

Market efficiency is a term that you may have heard economists use. Some explanations of what this means can sound quite convoluted, but it really isn’t too hard an idea to grasp. Market efficiency is not only something that is important to economists but if you invest money then it is also something that might concern you too.

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What is a Collective Investment Scheme and How does It Work?

Many of us these days are looking for ways to secure our financial future; the recent economic woes around the world have only made this need more pressing. There are many different opportunities to make money and one of these is a collective investment scheme. This is not something that is going to work for everyone and there are certainly some risks involved. The returns though can be high and it is worth considering if this option could work for you. Read the rest of this entry »

What Are The Different Types Of Stock You Can Invest In?

It is likely that only those who have been living on a desert island who haven’t at least heard about the stock market. But what are these stocks and are they a good investment? There are actually a number of different types of stocks including; preferred stock, common stock, and treasury shares. We will look at each of these in turn, but first we will need to make sure that we understand what is meant by stock.

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