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Welcome to The Motley Fool's "Investing for Beginners" Education Centre ! This section of our website is catered to those who are relatively new to investing; although even if you're a seasoned investor, you may find lots of useful information here.

Investing is full of (often unecessary) jargon, and we're here to help you cut through all that to understand the underlying concepts. Simply use the links below to click through to your area of interest. They'll take you to general topic pages, which may then link out to more specific terms. Either way, know that we're here to help!

Let's build our investing knowledge, together. And Fool on!

Investing Education Articles

A Beginners Guide to Investing in Shares

If you're looking to make a great long term investment in the financial market, explore how to invest in shares in our investing 101 guide.

How Much Money Do You Need to Start Investing?

There's no 'right' amount to start investing - but how much is enough, really?

Your Definitive ASX Dividend Investing Guide

Our definitive dividend investing guide explores what dividends are and how to create your own ASX dividend portfolio strategy.

What is a Blue Chip Share?

Our guide to what makes a blue-chip share blue and how you can invest in them. 

How to Find a Growth Stock

We share a few methods we use to identify ASX growth shares with the potential for major gains.

Everything You Need To Know About Investing In Technology

We delve into the evolving technology sector and explore ASX technology shares offering investors great long term opportunities.

The Basics of Value Investing Strategies

Value investing is an investment strategy that focuses on shares that are under-appreciated by investors and the market at large.

Beginner's Guide to Investing in Gold

A comprehensive of why gold is valuable, how we obtain it, how to invest in it, risks and benefits, and advice on where beginners should start.

How to Prepare for a Recession

Taking steps to protect yourself and your family from the potential consequences of a recession is not only important, but necessary. 

What Is the ASX 200 and How Does It Work?

Here we explore exactly what the ASX 200 is, how it works, why it's so important, and the ways you can invest in it.

Why Invest in the First Place?

Buying shares remains one of the most popular ways to grow wealth. But why invest in the stock market and not something else?

Setting Yourself Up For Success Before Investing

Before embarking on this potentially life-changing adventure called investing, you've got to plan and prepare.

9 Lessons From the World's Greatest Investors

When the world’s best investors offer their investment tips, it pays to listen.

Understanding Risk vs Reward

Risk and reward are both fundamental aspects of investing. We investigate how the relationship between the two is essential for success.

Understanding Balance Sheets and P&L Statements

We explore the differences between a balance sheet and a P&L statement, and the important impacts they have on your investment choices.

Discover Your Investment Options

When starting out in the world of investing, it is important to understand the different types of investments available.

The Power of Compounding

Compounding requires three ingredients to work; money, earnings, and time. With these three ingredients, you can create a snowball effect.

Investing Definitions

ROI, QE, PE, EBITDA, IPO, REIT? Yes, it’s clear that the investing space can have some overwhelming jargons and acronyms when you first dive in. To help out, we’ve started building a handy “definitions” list for you to use. 

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