I want to know why some people do not invest other than not having enough money to pay the bills.
People have views which differ and I would value your opinion.
Probably because of the scary history of investing - ranging from the 30's depression right through to LTCM (even smart people can lose) and the current recession.
I love learning new things and I plan to learn about the stock market, if not invest (probably in blue chip shares!) after I finish having kids, doing university and writing my book...
I think a lot of people invest and they dont know it. They just call it something different. Buying real estate is investing for most people. A house is bought as an investment instead of just a place to live. Many people do not consider that losing a home is just as real as taking losses in other market vehicles.
The vast majority of people dont understand the equities, forex, and commodity market s as well as different methods of investing. A person can be long, short, and there are many derivatives and ways to invest.
I think the idea of the market scares people. The market, however, cant be always traded long (it can be traded down or around other parameters with derivatives like options) because it does not always go up and sometimes it goes sideways. Everyone's money should not be in the market, however, people who choose to invest must educate themselves before they invest and that includes real estate.
There's a thousand ways to invest, so it depends on what you're talking about.
Personally, I don't invest in the stock market or anything like that simply because I don't have the time to track things. It's almost a full time job running all the reports just to figure out what stock to invest in.
But, that doesn't mean I don't invest. It just means that I feel there are more important places to put my money - such as tangible things that I will need for the future. I'd rather have a car that is virtually maintainence free than something I have to constantly work on, or tools, or even books.
It's not so much about investing as it is having a healthy budget and a decent stash of reserve funds for those rainy days.
by manofmystery24 2 months ago
How would you use the money?
by Persson 6 years ago
I would like to start investing a little in the stock market. Use say about 1k. Any starting ideas?
by young inv 9 years ago
Hello everyone , im 18 and am learning to be a carpenter in my second year , I have recently become interested in investing money i have saved into something , i come up with theories at work about why such and such is a great place to invest my money , but before i take a leap , i need to know...
by Arian Won 8 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 Zara Rasul 6 years ago
Do you invest in the stock market?Buying and selling stocks... is it a legitimate way of making money? Or is it akin to gambling?
by HarshitG 5 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
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