How to Invest in Shares - Learn How to Start Investing in Stocks
In this chapter you will find practical and useful information about how to invest in shares in general and more
specifically about how to start investing in stocks in the energy and mining sectors.
I will inform you about where to get the necessary data to enable yourself to make an investment
decision and how you can use this information practically. Of course, I will also inform you about which
(free) resources I use to execute my due diligence. In short, you will learn how to invest in shares - the
As my stock portfolio mainly contains American and Canadian listed stocks, I have limited the resources I
describe to those which are relevant to these stock markets. Nevertheless, many resources I use for my due
diligence on American and Canadian listed stocks, can also be used for analysing a stock from anywhere else in the
Thus far I have created the following (sub)pages in this due diligence section:
What Do the Equity Research Analysts's Stock Recommendations Mean.Not all stock research firms use the same stock recommendation system. Therefore I have created
a reference table on this page with an explanation of the different stock
14 Free Resources for Conducting Your Stock's Country Risk Analysis.In this article you will learn all about how to use these 14 free resources for
conducting your stock's country risk assessment yourself.
How to Evaluate the Quality of a Company's Management.In this
part of my management assessment, I explain how I evaluate the company's Management Discussion and
Analysis (MD&A), their latest investor presentation and their press releases.
What Competencies to Look for in Your Stock's Management.In this
article you read which management functions I have qualified as key management positions. I have
also included their job descriptions so you know what skills to look for.
Where to Find Your Stock's Management Compensation Data. As I
mainly invest in American and Canadian listed stocks, I have only included the management
compensation data sources of these countries in this article.
11 Questions to Ask Yourself When Assessing Your Stock's Management.My management evaluation consists at least of answering these questions to help me form an
opinion about the quality of a company's management.
How to Interpret the Secret Information Revealed by Insider
Transactions.On this page I explain what to look for when interpreting the insider
stock trading data for bullish or bearish trade signals as part of assessing a company's due
Which Exclusive Type of Stock Owners Are Your Fellow Shareholders.I divide your fellow shareholders into 3 well defined insider stock ownership groups and
explain how I use this subdivision in the due diligence process of my stock
5 Free Resources to Find Your Stock's Current Shareholders. I
reveal 5 free resources to conduct your company ownership search, which all reveal different
insights into the stock holdings of the various ownership groups.
When do Insiders Need to Report Their (Change in) Stock Ownership.Canadian and American regulators have both set different insider trading rules as to when
insiders need to report their initial filings and change in stock ownership. Read about it
3 Free Resources for Tracking the Change in Canadian Insider
Ownership.This article: "Insider Trading Canada" reveals the 3 best resources to find
detailed information about the change in insider ownership of a specific Canadian listed
3 Free Resources for Tracking the Change in American Insider Ownership.This article: "Insider Trading USA" reveals the 3 best resources to find detailed information
about the change in insider ownership of a specific American listed company.
The Risks of Holding Your Stocks Exposed.On this page I reveal
the risks related to your personal stock holdings. Depending on which method your securities are
held your risk level varies. Further, are you really protected by the SIPC?
How to Short a Stock and Where To Find Short Interest Data.Next
to exemplifying how short sales work, I reveal which resources I use to find data about
short stock positions, short interest and days to cover.
Jeroen Snoeks is the founder of UndervaluedEquity.com, a website for
investors passionate about investing in undervalued stocks. ThroughUndervaluedEquity.com, he shares his
experience and knowledge and will soon reveal his personal stock portfolio.