Types of shares

  • Blue Chip Shares: Financially strong, high quality shares with long and stable records of earnings and dividends.
  • Income Shares: Shares with long and sustained records of paying higher than average dividends.
  • Growth Shares: Shares that experience high rates of growth in operations and earnings.
  • Tech Shares: Shares that represent the technology “new economy” sector of the market.
  • Speculative Shares: Shares that offer the potential for substantial price appreciation, usually because of some special situation, such as new management or the introduction of a promising new product.
  • Cyclical Shares: Shares whose earnings and overall market performance are closely linked to the general state of the economy.
  • Defensive Shares: Shares that tend to hold their own, and even do well, when the economy starts to falter.
  • Large Cap Shares: Those shares which are included in the ASX 50.
  • Mid Cap Shares: Those shares which are included in the ASX 100 but not in the ASX 50.
  • Small Cap Shares: Those shares which are included in the ASX 300 but not in the ASX 100.
  • Micro Cap Shares: Those shares which fall outside of the ASX 300.

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