#4 BiG Book of Share Investing Strategies and Gurus

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Understanding Bonds (ASX)

Commodities eg gold, silver, platinum

Foreign exchange ‘Forex’

Foreign exchange trading MoneySmart(ASIC) Covers:

What is forex trading?

Risks of forex trading.

Dealing with forex providers.

Is forex trading right for you?

Forex trading software programs, seminars and courses.

Shares and the stock market generally:

Lessons from an analyst Jonathan Wilson, Analyst, StocksInValue March 2016

Share Trading – not for the faint hearted!

High Frequency Trading MoneySmart (ASIC)

Seven Steps to Successful Trading Dale Gilham – Wealth Within

Beware: Investment trading software – MoneySmart (ASIC)says:

“Some investment trading software programs suggest you can make lots of money through active share trading. Be careful about believing such claims.

Here are some home truths about these programs that are often sold in investment seminars.

The ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) has  an online Education Centre with a lot of FREE material for both beginners and experienced investors:

MoneySmart (ASIC) has the following Guides:

How to Buy and Sell Shares

On a share exchange

There are five public share exchanges in Australia. Four of them directly supervise the companies that issue the shares that trade on their markets. The fifth exchange, Chi-X, currently only provides the infrastructure for trading shares already quoted on the ASX.

The five exchanges:

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) – the main securities exchange in Australia

Chi-X – an exchange that trades company shares already quoted on the ASX, but does not list or supervise the companies

National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSXA) – a securities exchange that lists about 70 small to medium sized companies

SIM Venture Securities Exchange (SIM VSE) – an exchange for innovative companies involved in the clean technology, renewable energy and bio science field

Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX) – a securities exchange with a focus on growth oriented companies from the Asia-Pacific region”

Using a broker

Important considerations ASX

2 types of brokers:

  • online or phone broking service or ‘discount’ or ‘execution only’ broker – make your own investment decisions, or
  • full service broker – they provide advice and recommendations

Find a broker 

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) find a broker tool

Check if the broker uses dark pools or internalisation to execute trades, as this may have an impact on the price you pay for shares.

 Managed Funds

Choosing a managed fund MoneySmart (ASIC)

Picking a Funds Manager clearday

Australian Investors Association (AIA) – Education/resources:


Shares have been traded on markets for many years and are a popular investment vehicle for investors. In one way or another, whether you own them directly or are exposed to them through your industry super fund, shares will more than likely be a significant component of your overall net worth.

Gaining an understanding of shares is important especially if you currently have or intend to have direct exposure to this asset class. Shares are often referred to as equities and there is a lot of information that has already been written on this topic.

This section allows you to explore shares and how to invest in them in some detail and to make it easy to find your way around we’ve organised the information into key topic areas. Where relevant we’ve provided links to other useful sources of information.


These people (or their associates) or organisations either provide data, or look at investing in shares or generally in various markets. They may be economists, financial planners, journalists, or have some other financial qualifications. Some we have found are:

Guru CopsACCC (Smart Money, ScamWatch); ASIC (MoneySmart);  Choice: Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS); Plus various industry bodies and regulators ADPIA; AFA; AIA; API


Once reviewed under our Traffic Light System we rate them: red, yellow, green. If we receive any information and feedback on them ( including any suggested ratings by you), we may re rate to a different colour  If we find  negative information or feedback, they may go back in colour. We invite you to send your feedback, or how you would rate them.

(You can find people who mainly provide ancillary services in our BiG Directory™ .  The directory is  updated regularly as we get more information, feedback and referrals.)

Traffic Light™ system: we still have many ‘gurus’ to rate and welcome your experiences of any of those listed (or not as yet listed). As we build the site and do more reviews, we’ll set out the strategies they use and as much information we can gather – so you can choose whether or not you’re interested in using them.

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  Rating About Strategies
George Fokas
Company: Fokas beyond Knowledge Source
  “I’m not the one who invented the Income-on-Demand system. However, I’m helping hundreds of Australians personally implement this exact system. And the first person I helped was myself. I went from working 40-50 hours a week in a JOB and losing $70,000.00 trying to generate extra cash flow for retirement… before stumbling across this “Income-on-Demand” system which allowed me to … more » share market investing and trading; Share trading seminars
Dale Gillham
Company: Your Trading Mentor Wealth Within
  ” … for the last twenty years or so, I’ve been helping people just like you discover profitable methods for investing in the share market. I got my start in the industry working for a local bank in my home town of Geelong in Victoria, Australia, before moving into financial services. It was during this time I discovered my true … more » share market investing and trading
Greg Speicher (USA)   “gives you the best ideas culled from the world’s greatest investors [to generate market-beating investment results]. In The Intelligent Investor, Graham said that enterprising investing would not be worth it if you could not add 5% to your annual returns. Buffett’s express goal is to beat the S&P 500. That’s the point of enterprising investing – to generate market-beating returns. … more » share market investing and trading
Daniel Kertcher   cfds; options
Sir John Templeton
Company: John templeton Foundation
  “As a pioneer in both financial investment and philanthropy, the late Sir John Templeton spent a lifetime encouraging open-mindedness. If he had not sought new paths, he once said, “I would have been unable to attain so many goals.” The motto that Sir John created for his Foundation, “How little we know, how eager to learn,” exemplified his philosophy both … more » Philanthropy; share market investing and trading
Gary Stone
Company: Share Wealth Systems
  “For over 20 years we have pioneered a smarter approach to investing – one that actually achieves REAL results! We specialize in intelligent investment products for all investor types and levels, designed to simplify trading whilst providing better returns. Our innovative products have been created for new and experienced investors alike and are designed to educate, guide and support you … more » Share market education; share market investing and trading; Share trading
Mark Vandersluys
Company: Bullion Mark
  “is Australia’s leading gold bullion dealer with wholesale gold pricing available to retail and institutional clients. Our educational information ranges from videos for new gold bullion investors though to industry leading gold research for sophisticated and professional investors. Our free proprietary MyVault platform includes state of the art tools and charting functions which enable you to buy gold and manage … more » Gold