Want to profit in the $hare Market?
We use and recommend FCharts – a charting program for Traders & Investors
There are 2 ways to import these files into FCharts:
1. click on the above links and save them into a suitable folder on your computer’s hard drive. Open FCharts and select IMPORT EXPORT, then select the OTHER tab, then select IMPORT COMPANY DATA and locate the saved file on your hard drive.
2. within FCharts, use the following url addresses to automatically download and import the data:
[listyofiles folder=”.” filter=”csv” options=”table,date,hide_extension”]
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To add Sector information to your FCharts, firstly click on the above link and save “Sectors” to a suitable folder on your computer’s hard drive. Open FCharts and select IMPORT EXPORT, then select the OTHER tab, then select IMPORT SECTORS and locate the saved file on your hard drive. Repeat to add the “Sector Titles”, this time select IMPORT TITLES.
Download ASX historical daily share price files by clicking here.
What is an Ex- Dividend Date?
Many ASX listed companies pay dividends twice each year, usually as an ‘interim’ dividend and a ‘final’ dividend. Companies are not limited to paying twice a year and may pay more or less frequently. A company may also pay a ‘special’ dividend, related to a particular event.
Each dividend has a Record Date, ex dividend date and date payable. The Record Date is the date on which the company closes its register to determine which shareholders are registered to receive the dividend.
Shares are quoted ‘ex dividend’ on the fourth business day before the company’s Record Date. To be entitled to a dividend a shareholder must have purchased shares before the ex dividend date. The share price may fall on the ex dividend date, with the fall in price being related to the amount of dividend being paid. Buyers after the ex dividend date will not receive the dividend because they will not be registered by the Record Date.
What are Growth Fundamentals?
Traditionally, share tables include fundamentals about ASX listed companies that relate to the income producing nature of the company. Growth indicators consider the ability of the company’s returns to increase (or decrease) over time (usually one year). The included indicators account for the growth of earnings (EPS) and the return on equity (ROE).
You might already own some shares or have considered getting involved in this type of investing. Investing in shares can be risky unless you have the discipline to trade in accordance with a plan. Many of us leave this to fund managers. However, with the use of the internet and other freely available materials it is possible to out perform professional managers in the share market. This is because fund managers are often restricted in the types of trades that they can do and may not be as responsive to changes in prices of individual stocks. Also, fund managers can erode your profits by charging high fees.
For anyone wishing to trade the share market, there are many software programs and tools that are now available to help in making buying decisions. Sadly, learning to trade can be very expensive in both education and purchasing the right tools. David believes that with the advent of the internet, the art of trading should be something we can all become familiar with at minimal entry cost. In his workshops – David shows how to choose the right company to invest in, when the right time to buy, and the right time to sell.
At a recent share trading workshop, David explained that information to determine the health of company is often freely available in magazines, newspapers and the internet. Using a FUNDAMENTAL analysis approach, he demonstrated how to produce watch lists of companies worthy of trading at minimal risk. He explained that the timing of entry into and out of the stock market was the subject of TECHNICAL analysis and that there are quality, low-cost tools that make the decision to buy and sell easy. David says “share trading is about managing risk – a successful trade is one that follows a plan.”
In his courses, David outlines a successful TRADING PLAN that you tailor to meet your style of trading. He shows how to generate a short list of sound companies that would be suitable to invest in by using simple fundamental analysis. He then demonstrates how charting programs can be used to select the appropriate strategy. Best of all, David shows that share trading is just one part of investing, and at different periods, it may be better to invest your hard earned capital elsewhere.
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