FAQ

Can I hold just one share so that I can be included in future share purchase plans?

Question: I was wondering your opinion regarding when selling shares and having the intention of selling all shares in a particular stock, to sell all but one, therefore being included in any future share purchase plans or offers etc? There are both pros and cons with the above strategy. The minimum marketable parcel in any…

If I sell all my shares but one, can I be included in any future share purchase plans or offers etc?

Question: Was wondering your opinion regarding when selling shares and having the intention of selling all shares in a particular stock, to sell all but one, therefore being included in any future share purchase plans or offers etc? Response: There are both pros and cons with the above strategy. The minimum marketable parcel in any…

How does the course of sales work?

Question: With course of sales I notice there are lots of trades for single shares sometimes a whole stream of them one after the other. What’s going on? Why bother selling one share at a time? Response: The course of sales is a chronological record of all trades which have taken place for a particular…

How to buy and sell shares with conditional orders

Question: Can you please demonstrate how conditional orders work, and tell us why traders use them? Response: Conditional Orders enable investors to set specific conditions to either buy or sell shares at a certain price if a share reaches that price in the market. We will look at four strategies: Falling Sell, Rising Buy, Falling…

How do you tell whether a share is undervalued or overvalued?

Typically when we refer to value in the stock market we’re talking about the value of the underlying company.  This is different to terms like ‘overbought’ or ‘oversold’ which we often hear in technical analysis focusing purely on price movement.   Today we’ll be focussing on the fundamental value of a company.   PE Ratio…

How to fill your bid at market open

Hello Matt, some time ago I asked how the End Of Day settlement process works. Thank you for that. Can you please tell me how the Pre-Market works. I see on my screen the matching bids altering up and down on the pre-open. I would like to know if my initial bid will fill at…

Why are shares quoted to 3 decimal places?

I do understand that the ASX works up to three decimal points. What I would like to know is how one Australian dollar is divided by .nn For example: Shares in a company is shown as $3.600, $3.590, $3.580. Can you please explain? Dexter Dear Dexter and readers, Shares listed on the ASX are quoted…

How can a share price rise when the market is closed?

Dear Panel, Could you please explain to my why it is when I buy shares through my broker online and they give me the price I have to pay (copy best sell price) and this transaction is when the stock exchange is closed, and the next morning when the market opens the shares have opened…

On an End of Day trade, do I end up with the final settlement price?

I have a question regarding the after market settlement period. I see the match price fluctuating up and down on my screen during this period, ending up with a final settlement price. My question is: on a End Of Day trade, do I end up with the final settlement price, or could it be traded…

How do you calculate capital gains and losses on share trades?

My husband and I are retired. We do however have some shares purchased in our former business name. Valued now about $9000. We have virtually no assets, no superannuation and we rent our unit. I started share trading with only $3000 as a way to help our finances but although I did very well originally,…