Bursa Malaysia KLSE & Investment

As the main stock exchange in the country, Bursa Malaysia plays a crucial role in regulating and maintaining a stable bourse market. This is where you will find everything you need to know about Bursa Malaysia. It includes all the latest news and any related updates pertaining to the Malaysian stock exchange like legislation, upcoming policies and procedures and any other issues brought up by the government.

All about Bursa Malaysia

You can learn about the history of Bursa Malaysia and how far it has come as the main share market for the country. Here is where you can find and download the most recent annual reports, updates on share prices and others. Besides that, there is a collection of announcements made by Bursa Malaysia over the past few years in chronological order to give you a clear picture of what has transpired especially when it concerns a particular issue in the market.

The stock market is naturally a marketplace where companies sell and buy their shares. This is done so that they are able to access more capital and inject them into their businesses and at the same time allow investors the opportunities to own a small (or big) share of the company. The attraction factor for investors is that in owning shares of the company, when the performance improves, then the investors would be able to gain a portion of the profit.

Stock Investment as Side-income

What the stock market actually offer is a type of side income for individuals who deem their daily job income to be not enough. Apart from that it is also used as a separate investment stream for anyone which supposedly is better than that of the conventional investment schemes like fixed deposits and unit thrusts. There are fundamentals to investing in the stock market where this is concerned so the most important term here would be ‘stocks’ and ‘shares’ which basically mean the same thing.

The Malaysian Stock Exchange – Bursa Malaysia

Bursa Malaysia generally is the name of the Malaysian Stock Exchange and this is the authority that stipulates the rules, regulations and guidelines in share investments. There are currently more than 1,000 public listed companies in Bursa Malaysia that cut across various industries and sectors. They are either listed in the Securities Main Market or the ACE Market which were created to allow companies to ‘go public’ in order to raise more capital in their business operations.

Company shares trading after IPO

Such an exercise is common among companies who after starting their businesses find themselves short of fund. If their business shows potential, they will then publicly ‘float’ the company whereby certain shares of the company are sold to the public. This is where IPO happens. IPO or Initial Public Offering is where the company announce intent to list the company and a Prospectus is released to the public that reports everything concerning the company. Once the company is listed, its shares could be traded in the market like any of the other public listed companies. The concept is simple, if you buy a share of a certain company, you are practically owning a part of the company which means you will get a share if the company profits and also bear part of the loses if it does.

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