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Jobs in the Stockmarket Industry

Looking to plan out your future career in the financial industry, or more specifically in a job which is within the stockmarket ecosystem? This article is for school students and school leavers, university students and other s who would like to retrain and seek a new career. The stockmarket may interest you in terms of how it operates and how it generates wealth for its participants.

Market Rumours

There is an old saying "Buy on the Rumour, Sell on the News" which relates to how investors and traders typically anticipate upcoming market events and either sit on the sidelines or open up a trade (or “Buy on the Rumour”) and then when the news is released into the public domain, the traders close their trades to take profits (“Sell on the News”). Rumours play an integral part or natural market flow.

Risks in High Frequency Trading

Recently, the Industry Super Network sent a letter to ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) concerned about the negative impacts of high frequency trading. The letter was in response to ASIC's Consultation Paper No.

The Business of Share Trading

Many traders have taken their hobby-like pursuit of amateur trading to the next level. They've decided to go full time (or part time) and start share trading professionally. If you undertake share trading at any level, everything discussed below should be very relevant to you. If you take your money seriously, a trading plan is always a good idea as well as keeping good records and considering taxation implications.

Business Plan: Share Trading Plan

High Frequency Trading

With the advent of technology and competition, the Australian stockmarket has been seeing increased high frequency trading (HFT) and the increase of the use of dark pools.

Perfectionism Traders

I'm going to make a bold statement. Perfectionists aren't great stock market traders. Interestingly enough, I'm sure statistically speaking, a large portion of share traders would be perfectionists at varying degrees. Why? Trading requires characteristics like excellence, attention to detail, discipline and persistence to succeed.

Insider Trading - Stocks

Insider trading breaches has surged according to an ABC interview with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) deputy chairman Belinda Gibson. ASIC claims that it is receiving 200 alerts a day in relation to suspicious trading activity relating to the usage of privileged information not available to the public. There have been more insider trading breaches in the past three years than in the entire previous decade.

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