Common Mistakes Made by Young Investors

Mistakes are a daily part of life. Every one of us make mistakes, but the most important thing is what we learn from our mistakes. It is not uncommon for the young investors to make mistakes, but when you are dealing with money, mistakes with...

Long-Term or Short-Term Investments.. Which one to Choose?

There are many who try to play the market or speculate with day trading. We at Investify, always believed that investing is a long-term process. Although there are many who make money through day trading, it is very risky and you really need to understand...

The Investment Strategy

Investors should always keep in mind that when they are buying a stock, they are becoming a part owner of that company. So, short-term market movements aside, the value of the investment depends on the health of the business. Start with an industry or a company...

Understanding different markets

In respect to shares of a public listed company, the most commonly known terms are the “Primary market” and the “Secondary market”. The primary market refers to the market where securities are created, while the secondary market is one in which they are traded among...

Importance of a Good Management

A strong management is the backbone of any successful company. This is not to say that employees are not also important, but it is management that ultimately makes the strategic decisions. You can think of management as the captain of a ship. While not physically...

New Zealand and Australian Stock Market

In a report compiled by the Australian Security Exchange, it is estimated that 6.48 million investors (36%) have some form of share ownership either directly or through managed funds or superannuation schemes. In New Zealand, the number of individual investors has also dramatically increased in...

Establishment of the Stock Market

The first genuine stock markets didn’t arrive until the 1500s. However, there were plenty of early examples of markets which were like stock markets. In the 1100s, for example, France had a system where courretiers de change managed agricultural debts throughout the country on behalf...

Investing in an IPO – Good idea or a bad one ?

An initial public offering, or IPO, is the very first sale of stock issued by a company to the public. Prior to an IPO the company is considered private, with a relatively small number of shareholders made up primarily of early investors (such as the founders, their...

Why Does a Company Decide to Go Public?

Why would a company choose to list on the stock exchange in the first place? The most obvious answer, and the most common reason, is to raise a large amount of cash to expand an existing business. Going public and offering stock in an initial public...