Thinking about investing in the sharemarket? Considering how you? go about it? Wondering if it? the right decision for you? Looking for more information before you take the plunge? The media often report that Australia has one of the highest levels of share ownership in the world, with almost half of adult Australians owning shares directly. That still leaves the other half of the population wondering just how to get started in the sharemarket - how can they effectively use shares to build for their financial futures? Starting Out in Shares ?the ASX Way has been written for would-be or beginner investors who want objective information on how to begin buying and selling shares on the Australian sharemarket. Readers are encouraged to assess fully their own situation before they make the decision to start investing. They will learn: * how shares compare with other investments * where to find sharemarket information * how and when to buy shares * the ways to analyse stocks and their prices * the importance of record keeping * the terms and jargon used in the investment world.