How the Markets Work

Written and accurate as at: 10 January 2010

This is a short presentation on what financial markets are and how they work. All markets, whether it is a food market, property market or the stockmarket are driven by demand and supply. There are many factors which ultimately influence the markets.

This video explores the sharemarket, currency markets and bond markets.

Investment markets can be complex. The Investments learning module provides more detail on investment types and characteristics.

This article on Dollar Cost Averaging describes a simple strategy to combat the difficult question of when may be an appropriate time to invest.