I’m sure that I’m not the only person that wanted to learn more about the Australian share market, opened up Google, and got smacked in the face with jargon and technical terms.
But why? Surely the fundamentals of investing can’t be that hard to understand.
The cynic in me says that finance professionals like to make the easy sound complex to keep themselves sounding smart in their suits.
Either way, I decided to spend some time explaining the basics of the sharemarket. From ‘what is a share’ to ‘what does an index measure’ to ‘how do unfranked and franked dividends work?’.
This article goes out to anybody who’s had an embarrassingly stupid share market question but was too afraid to ask.