i want to get on the stock market…?
i feel like all my money is just sat idle in my bank and want to do something with it, if not just for a little fun (i.e. small time investments/ penny shares =P etc) so i want a complete beginners guide so would appreciate any descent websites
Before you invest in any security, the first investment you should make is in yourself, and the best investment you can make is by educating yourself.
Start your education by learning why you should invest and the importance of being able to make your own decisions or what the pro’s make theirs. Start by reading,
What Works on Wall Street by James O’Shaunessey
Beating the Street by Peter Lynch
One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom
Trading For a Living by Alexander Elder
Mastering the Trade” by John Caster
How to Make Money in Stocks” by William O’Neil
Get into the habit of making daily visits to some websites like MSN Money and Yahoo Finance. (http://moneycentral.msn.com/home.asp http://finance.yahoo.com/ )
While at MSN following the strategy lab analysts to get a feel for what the pros are doing and why. This site has some basic information for beginners. If any site offers free information, take it. Other website that can provide instructions and help with procedures and terminology are
Investopedia – http://www.investopedia.com/ Stock Charts – http://stockcharts.com/
Other – http://www.investorshub.com/ http://www.1source4stocks.com/
Visit some of the more professional websites like Zacks – http://www.zacks.com/
Smart Money – http://www.smartmoney.com/ Schaeffer’s – http://www.schaeffersresearch.com/
Some of these web sites will have advertisers who are worth looking into also. And remember, if they offer free information, get it.
Attend all the free seminars you can, just be careful and don’t get pressured into anything you really don’t want or need. Most schools offer courses in finance and economics, but very few will have courses on the mechanics of the investment markets, if they do try taking the course. You may want to consider on-line courses, the New York Institute of Finance use to have such courses. Try to get some fee information from the stocks exchanges they all have (had) free booklets, SIAC and some of the regulators (FINRA SEC MSRB CBOE) may provide some free literature.
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