Do you feel confident investing money in the stock market?
Why or why not?
Absolutely. But like anything that becomes a successful enterprise, you have to understand how it works, and how to make it work for you. If you step in blindly, you are lilely to step IN it.
I've got to agree with Springboard on this. As with just about anything, if you dive into it cold you can really get hurt. Study, do your homework on the kind of investments you're interested in, and lay down your ground rules. Keep in mind though, even professionals lose money sometimes, so don't invest with your rent money.
If you choose to invest do some paper trades first (as in practice trades on a piece of paper) and see where you end up after a couple dry runs. This is a great way to practice or test new or unfamiliar strategies before you put them to practice in the market.
I do feel confident investing in the stock market. I am a swing trader and you do need to play both sides long and short.
As others have said knowing about the stock market is key. Watching stocks and paper trading for a year is a prerequisite to entering the stock market.
The only stocks/ETFs I am marginally confident investing in are metals mining and ETFs.
Otherwise, I do not "invest", I trade. Investing is done for the "little people" such as us.
Look towards the bottom of the Hub
http://hubpages.com/hub/stock-market-fo … ket-basics
Extremely confident, only because I strongly believe in there being no such thing as a free lunch, so I research, research and when I'm finished so some more research.
Confidence in the stock market is paramount, whether trading or investing if you have no confidence, you will let emotions take control of your actions and make bad decisions.
I agree with Ben, paper trading is vital if your new, reading, learning is absolutely essential.
Warren Buffet Books, news articles, learn maths formulas for such things as PER or price to earnings or ROI or return on equity, learn concepts such as intrinsic value, books value, margin of safety, learn, learn learn.
It's impossible to learn too much!
by Arian Won 10 years ago
I know the stock market is bad, but I'd like to start investing as I know there are a lot of great bargains out there. So if anyone can recommend any published books that they have read themselves, I would appreciate it.
by Persson 7 years ago
I would like to start investing a little in the stock market. Use say about 1k. Any starting ideas?
by HarshitG 6 years ago
Hey,As many would be aware of that stock market is one of better way to invest and reap benefits from . So what i want to know is do you guys really invest in Stock market or stick with Fixed deposits and bank interest ratesHarshit
by Kartik ahir 6 years ago
Y do people say that investing money in stock market is similar to gambling?
by TimTurner 8 years ago
The stock market has risen about 15% in the last 3 months and about 80% in the last 8 months. Seriously?We are still losing close to 200,000 jobs a month and small businesses are hurting. The economic data is very mixed. The ONLY reason why the last quarter looked so good was...
by Susannah Birch 8 years ago
Just wondering if there's any hubs out there that just explain, step by step the basics of the stock market? All the ones I've seen seem to deal with just one part in detail or losses on the stock market.
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