Welcome to Shares Explained

Here to learn about shares and the stock market? I can assure you that you are in the right place!

Want to get going right away? View our step by step guide to buying shares.
Want to learn about the stock market?
I suggest reading through the basics section of this website to familiarise yourself with all the stock market terms and concepts.
Want to buy shares straight away?
Then you will need a brokerage account to buy and sell shares. If you are unsure what a brokerage account is click here to find out more.

Stock market frequently asked questions
What is a stock market?
What are shares – shares explained?
How do I buy a share immediately?
What is a stock exchange?
Can I practice trading shares for free?
Why should I buy shares?
Why do stock prices move up and down?
What are stock charts and graphs? 
How old do I have to be to buy shares?
What are the tax rules regarding shares?
What is forex?
What are ETF’s?


Novices with shares and the stock market might like to first read through some of the frequently asked questions above. If you are a more experienced user, you might like to look at some of the information pages we have in the Advanced section. There you can learn about such things as stock options and IPOs.

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