Friday, June 6, 2014

How to get started investing or trading in stocks

How to get started investing or trading in penny stocks  

Most times, the stock market looks like a confusing maze of numbers and symbols that make no sense at all. If you are like me, then making the first step towards reaping the benefits offered by this market seems like a daunting task that you would like broken down for you to make sense of it. Fortunately, there is  a lot of information online and in stock related magazines that you can read to give you an idea of what to expect when trading.  At one time, I was as inexperienced as you and had no idea where to put my money so that I could succeed in stock trading. Therefore, if I could give any advice to beginners in trading stocks, it would be as below.
First, you need to have a basic idea of how the stock market works and the stocks that are available for you to trade with. Many first time investors have lost  big chunk of their money at their initial investment because of lack of knowledge of the market. At this point, I must say that investing in the stock market is quite risky especially when dealing with penny stocks, which are basically unregulated when compared with other types of stocks. It is important to learn the art of buying the right stocks, avoiding scams, minimizing risks as well as maximizing the chances of making great gains.
Secondly, trading stocks can only be done through a trading account which can be easily set up on the internet. In my early years, I decided to open and manage my own trading account which proved to be much more affordable than hiring a broker . I would advise you to do the same if you do not have much money but are excited about getting started. Nevertheless, working with a brokerage company has its advantages as well which may include incentives and allows you to be flexible with your trading options as well. Also, the company offering the services should be reputable to avoid being scammed which is common with penny stocks trading.

Thirdly, consider investing in penny stocks if you are looking to earn some revenue in the short term. When trading on these stocks, you will likely find them described as very risky, but if the risk is worth it, then why not invest?  Most times, they are much cheaper compared to the blue-chip stocks that have been traded for a number of years. If you want to reduce chances of losing money with penny stocks, you can work with a broker that can guide you to make better decisions. Nevertheless, I believe these stocks are your ticket to profitable gain in the stock market.
All in all, stock trading is best learnt through experience as the circumstances surrounding everyone is quite unique regardless of the information you have in hand. Over time, you will be able to trade  penny stocks successfully, almost with your eyes closed and even offer advice on various online discussions forums on the topic.
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