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"Being a better investor means educating yourself and understanding how the stock market works. A better investor will choose their investments wisely and prosper."

 Investing basics

A ‘how-to’ guide for investing if you don’t know where to start.

What is a share? And how is it different to other types of investments?

Understanding share prices

Different types of shares?

What returns do you get from shares?

How to read stock prices

What prices to buy or sell at when trading shares

Placing orders and costs

Building a portfolio and managing risks


 Seasoned investor

Furthering investment opportunities for your experienced investor.

The Price/Earnings ratio (PE)/Book ratio

Understanding profits

The Price/Earnings to Growth (PEG) ratio

The dividend yield

Net Asset Value and Price/Book ratio

Return on Equity (RoE)

Cash flow – the king of financial analysis

Cash flow ratios

Discount cash flow valuations

Profiting from risk

Risk and the Sharpe ratio



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Any information, illustrative prices, disclosure materials or analyses provided to you have been prepared on assumptions and parameters that reflect good faith determinations by Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management and do not constitute advice by Absa Stockbrokers and it should not be relied upon as such. The past performance of any securities or other products is not an indication of future performance. No representation or warranty is made that any indicative performance or return indicated will be achieved in the future.

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you initially invested. Investing is not for everyone, if you are unsure please seek independent financial advice. Past performance of any securities or other products is not an indication of future performance.