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My Top 3 Ways To Diversify An ASX Share Portfolio

2 August 2018  |  Education

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) shares suffered their largest drop in the company’s history last week. An estimated $119 billion was wiped out in the company’s value in one day. That was the big news last week when the social media giant reported disappointing results....
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All about Alibaba

25 July 2018  |  Trading Ideas

You can’t think about investing in overseas shares without exploring China as an option. While many investors are still focused on the FANGs of America, (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google), intuitive traders are turning towards the BATs of Asia (Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent). For context, as of January 2018, only two Asian companies...
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The latest on the US VS Mexico Tariff war

18 July 2018  |  News

When Donald Trump was running for the presidency, a large part of his campaign focused on boosting the US economy by reducing reliance on foreign products. Also, immigration. This year, he has made good this promise/threat by levying additional tariffs. His new policies seem to target...
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Monex Director discusses some interesting alternative to Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google shares

11 July 2018  |  Education

Whenever an Australian investor wants to trade overseas shares, these four companies (sometimes jointly referred to as the FANGs) come to mind. After all, they’re a part of our lives, so we feel connected to them, and...
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Everything you need to know about online trading

4 July 2018  |  Education

A lot of us are digital natives. We use the internet almost without thought, and our computing devices are as natural and essential to us as our toothbrushes. It does help that these gadgets are so enmeshed in our lives. We use our laptops, PCs, tablets, and phones for everything from...
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The latest on the US vs China Tariff war

27 June 2018  |  News

Even the largest political novice knew Donald Trump’s election as US President would affect not just the US but also the rest of the world. And while not everyone is a Trump supporter it’s essential to take a keen look at his influence on international share trading. There’s another president we need...
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Why we all need to follow China's plans for "opening up" their economy

20 June 2018  |  Education

Whether or not you’re inclined to be interested in global affairs, they have a prominent role to play in your portfolio. The finance news may still sound like a foreign language but start keeping an eye on it. It gets more evident with...
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Top three things to consider when investing in international markets

13 June 2018  |  Education

There’s no doubt that investing in international markets delivers benefits to your portfolio. For starters, it gives you access to a much bigger pool of opportunities and a wider selection of industries. You also have the opportunity to invest in an economy...
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Move Over FANGs, The BATs Are Here

5 June 2018  |  Trading Ideas

You would have to be hiding under a big rock or in a cave if you have not heard of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google – aka as the FANGs. These companies have dominated many people’s lives in a world that’s continuously connected through social media channels. One way or another...
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What Are ETFs And How Can They Help My Portfolio?

30 May 2018  |  Education

Exchange-traded funds or ETFs are a type of fund that owns the underlying assets (stocks, commodities, bonds, etc.) and divides ownership of those assets into shares. ETFs are bought and sold like shares on a stock exchange, but unlike conventional shares, they are not businesses, but rather...
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Basic Principles of Technical Analysis

23 May 2018  |  Education

There are two primary methods used when analyzing securities and making investment decisions: fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Fundamental analysis involves reviewing a company’s financial statements and reports in order to determine the fair value of the business, whereas...
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Which Asian markets should be on your radar?

16 May 2018  |  Trading Ideas

You’ve probably heard a lot about ‘Asian Tigers’ over the years, both the literal ones and the political ones. You may not have paid much attention, because it seemed removed from your daily activities. But now that you’re getting into offshore trading, the term has a lot more significance. Trading in Asia...
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The biggest stock shocks this year so far

9 May 2018  |  News

We’ve just completed the first quarter of 2018, and it seems like a good time to take stock of share performances. Australians are starting to show an increasing interest in investing overseas, so it’s crucial to keep an eye on those markets. They may seem far away but with portfolios diversifying...
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Spotify and Dropbox – The Next Unicorns to Go Public

2 May 2018  |  News

The U.S. stock market in the past decade has shifted much of its focus to the technology sector. Tech ‘unicorns’ - start-ups with valuations of over $US 1 billion – have attracted the interest of many investors and are dominating news headlines. Think about companies such as Facebook, Twitter...
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5 Tips to Become a Successful International Equities Shares Trader

25 April 2018  |  Education

“Are you interested in trading the international stock markets? This is an activity which can grow and diversify your portfolio of investments and give you a greater chance to grow your wealth in the future. But before you get started...
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APAC firms are more likely to embrace emerging tech

18 April 2018  |  Trading Ideas

“Digital transformation reimagines how organisations bring people, data and processes together to create value for their customers.” – Ralph Hunter, President of Microsoft Asia, Emerging technologies have played a large part in the digital transformation...
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Things you need to know prior to investing offshore

11 April 2018  |  Education

Looking to increase your portfolio diversification and uplift your potential returns? Investing internationally is often seen as a great way to achieve these goals. Diversification benefits occur when a portfolio is made up of low correlated assets across various markets and sectors...
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Aussie Tech finds success in offshore markets

4 April 2018  |  News

Atlassian Inc. (NASDAQ: TEAM) is a Sydney-based tech company that develops and sells cloud-based collaboration software for teams of all sizes. It was founded by two classmates from The University of New South Wales in 2002. Since then, it has become a pillar of success for ...
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Why you should be investing in Asia

28 March 2018  |  Trading Ideas

Once you've decided to start investing in international shares, you have two key decisions to make. One, you need to find an effective, expedient, affordable way to execute and manage your portfolio. Fortunately, here at Monex Australia, we've already provided a way for you...
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What is Monex Australia's association with Monex Japan?

28 March 2018  |  Education

If you've spent any time in the international securities space, you may have heard of Monex Inc. Japan. The company was founded by Oki Matsumoto in 1999 as a partnership with Sony Corporation. Monex has grown into the third largest online broker in Japan, a nation known for its vibrant securities...
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The Cost of Trading Internationally

2 March 2018  |  Education

If you are an Australian investor, the process of purchasing international securities can often be difficult and expensive. This is due to the nature of Australian stock brokers - many Australian investors will typically use their domestic stock broker to gain access to international markets, where...
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What is diversification and how does it work

28 February 2018  |  Education

Diversification is a measure investors take to minimize the risk exposure on their investments. In this article you'll learn: How to minimize risk, How to diversify, How to classify stocks, What is a P/E ratio, Your profile as an investor, How to design and optimize your portfolio...
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Monex Securities Australia to shake-up online broking industry

15 January 2018  |  News 

Monex Securities Australia (part of the Monex Group, Inc.) is set to shake-up the Australian online broking industry when it opens its doors to Australian investors today. Monex Group, one of the leading online broking companies in Japan, has set its sights on the Australian market...
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What is the "Home Country Bias" and why this is slowing many Australian investors down


In the year 2017, the EWA, an ETF which tracks the performance of Australia’s share market has grown by 19.9%. Although this is a reasonably sound return on investment, the global average over the year 2017 was 29%, where...
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The Benefits of not just buying Australian share


A home country bias is a common trait among Australian investors. This is understandable as people typically like to invest in businesses and industries they are familiar with. However, by limiting your exposure into international companies, you may be...
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Why should you trade international share using Monex?


The Monex trading platform provides access to over 50,000 listed securities across 12 Markets. By opening a trading account with Monex, you will gain exposure to various stock markets. All the above markets cover about 70% of world market value. If you have been worried that...
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