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Subscription Newsletter Corliss Group Financial Magazine on Securing Investment Funding - 1 views

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    16 Australian Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips For Securing Investment Funding Funding is a crucial element to any startup with dreams to expand and grow, to get bigger and better. Attracting the interest of an investor and asking them put their trust - and money - into your creation is no easy task. With this in mind, Business Insider spoke to some of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs to find out their secrets and advice to securing funding.
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Corliss Online Financial Mag: Buying Shares or a free practice/virtual trading - 5 views

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    A share has several features that you should understand and get familiar with. The share features are enumerated and defined below. * Last Price - The last price the share was traded at. * Ask Price - The price at which you can buy your stock. * Bid Price - The price at which you can sell your stock. Note: There is always a small difference between the bid and the ask price, this is where the market makers earn money.
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    Trading shares is one aspect of financial awareness that requires wider dissemination, especially with the onslaught of controversies surrounding Wall Street activities and global economics, in general. A basic appreciation of the complex process would help both would-be investor and non-investor alike achieve a working knowledge of the industry. Educating people about the stock market will also promote the industry to more people who might be encouraged to invest and prepare for their future through engaging actively in a potentially promising wealth-building undertaking. Although Corliss Online Financial Mag presents itself as an e-zine or online magazine, the traditional features of the magazine are not present. The friendly-ness of most magazines are clearly not there. Except for the few pictures on the homepage, we are shown nothing more to make the e-zine appear inviting. All the rest, the layout, the color and the overall presentation leaves much to be desired. In contrast to the frenzied action that happens on the stock market floor, the treatment as well as presentation of the subject matter reminds one of most college textbooks on logic and economics. One has to be so focused on making money and nothing else - no art, no drama, no panache - to keep on reading and enjoying it. One gains a lot, of course, in the same way that most students have to learn in order to pass the exam in class. In this case, one will gain enough to become a more-or-less knowledgeable stock market investor in the long run, with enough practice and experience. Learning the first steps in any endeavor, after all, requires knowing the basic definitions of the subject. Plenty of that in the mag although we could need some more illustrations. But I guess, the editors aimed for a very fundamental approach in order to give beginners a smooth-sailing introduction to the intricate world of stock trading. All in all, the webpage provides all that one needs to know to make that giant
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    The phenomenon of share prices moving up or down is a dynamic process worth looking into and understanding in order to appreciate what is happening and how it affects one's investment. The website attributes the movements to "supply and demand" - the ubiquitous main players in the whole economic or business world. And so, a share price goes up when certain conditions are present. Let us discuss them one by one. "When a firm is making big profits", the demand for it goes up and the price follows suit. Obviously, people would want to become part owner of a company that is making it big. But who decides the price should go up? The company or the market? The website does not explain further. Perhaps, it is a secret or an unnecessary information for the investor. Really? We all have the right to know. The second reason is that "many people want to buy the shares to get the rewards of the profits." This is not so obvious a reason as the first. It seems similar or the very same first reason above. This probably applies to companies that are already highly valued. Third, "few people want to sell the shares." Again, this is merely the reverse of the second and which could be a result of the first reason. We seem to be going around in circles here. So far, we only have one viable reason for prices to go up. Last reason provided is "only a few shares are available to buy." Now, that looks like a different reason. But then again, it an indirect result of the first reason. Looking at the other side of the picture merely presents a mirror image of what we just went through above. In short, supply and demand, even for shares, totally depends on the profitability of companies. Nothing more. One wonders if this simple survey of the stock market is overly simplistic or is it that we can look at the whole process as a simple one and that somewhere the complexity is an artificial characteristic that is manufactured to confuse or deceive people? And the plo
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    Going to the fundamentals is always a good practice in many areas. More so in the stock market investment. Corliss Online Financial Mag provides us a quick survey of a company's "fundamentals" which involves analysis of its financial statement, review of its profitability and computing other financial parameters to help the investor measure the firm's financial health. All these require a working knowledge of financial principles. Hence, no investor can achieve a significant amount of success in the stock market without fully understanding these principles. Unless, of course, one assigns the difficult analysis to financial consultants and merely take their advice at face value. But this puts any investor to genuine risks. That is why having a respectable and reliable company such as Corliss Group is vital. Transparency is a valuable quality to look for in a financial consultant group. One must ask questions and dig deep into issues that may affect one's investment. This is the only way the complexity of the stock market can be unravelled. Of course, there will always be trade secrets in any "trading" endeavor. Yet, as long as one stays long enough in action, these hidden mechanisms (if they do exist) will eventually present themselves as they often do in other fields. What encourages many investors to continue to remain in the market is its quality of being apparently easy and simple although it is in reality a totally complex matter. It is much like the ocean that appears calm on the surface but totally chaotic and foreboding underneath. That is where the sharks, serpents and monsters dwell. And since most people swim or paddle only on the surface, they do not truly appreciate the reality of things. Or who the real winners are. Still, anyone can make a living or catch enough fish simply by skimming the surface of the sea. Until one decides to face greater risk and dive overboard and catch more fish underneath. This is precisely what understanding
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    Getting to know a company certainly helps in mapping out one's investment. It is like courting a girl: If you want to enter into a serious relationship with her, you must invest time and money to get to know her more to find out her real value. The good thing about shares is that you can sell it and still make a profit.
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    Corliss Online Financial Mag describes the process of buying shares, a rather simple step done through a brokerage account. Exactly what a brokerage account is and how it is acquired and where one can get one is not explained. However, the website advises the reader to visit links to fill up that information gap. Also, the site suggests enrolling in a free practice/virtual trading at ADVFN. Alright, that removes all the missing info from a mere reading and depending on the essential information published on Corliss' website. Besides, it is not any person or company's obligation to spoon-feed its readers when they themselves can get that information somewhere else. The crucial step of buying shares at certain prices is the first and, perhaps, the ultimate step involved in the process of stock market investment. That is where all the asking and the bidding occur. That is where all the success and failure of the entire process begins and ends. Finally, that is where all the feelings of triumph or regret will be focused on by the players after all the counting has ended. In the din of figures flashing and voices calling out prices and names of companies, one thing is supreme: The individual investor started it all by buying the share at the determined price. It is the same case with those who call out a number at a game of dice or the number chosen at a roulette game. Win or lose, the process goes on and the dice fall how they may. This unseen and unheralded reality in the process of shares trading is inevitable and even expected, although blindsided people may not realize they will go through it or do so oftentimes. It may seem counter-intuitive for those who see trading as an emotionless or dead activity. But as one that involves humans and their passion for making wealth and dreaming of a comfortable life, it will always involve some form of mystical or transcendental passage not easily acknowledged or recognized. Not that shares trading can be likened to a
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