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How old do you have to be to invest in stock market?
If you are 18 years old you can independently invest in stocks. If you are a minor, with the supervision of a guardian you can invest in stocks.
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Yes, almost any legal entity can invest in the stock market. The labor union has assets that can be invested in the stock market.
Absolutely! Whenever you see any powerful solid stock at a 5 yr low it is a great time to invest if you can afford to invest for at least 5 years. The market on average return…s about 8-12% for long term, 5-40 year investments, depending on how you invest. The best investors know that the best time to buy is when the public is in fear of recession. The problem is, most people have less money to invest during recessions and they are afraid of losing it. Apart from individual stocks being at an all time low, the overall market is at a 5 year low, a great time to invest. As I stated before, if you need the money for Christmas shopping, its not a good time to buy, but if you need the money for retirement in 40 years (hopefully you're starting early). Than now is an absolutely perfect time to invest. Another thing, If this is a retirement account that you are setting up you will want to look into whether you should open an IRA or a Roth IRA. I wont get into the difference here but I am 20 years old and have an $8000 net investment (currently worth 5.5K due to the slumping economy) in a Roth IRA. I use vanguard.com but there are many sites to open up these accounts. I plan on investing again another 4000 into the total market this year. Don't open up an E*trade account these are meant more for people who day trade or buy stocks individually something that you wont want to do. As far as a personal tip. At this point in your investing career you want to probably open up a mutual fund type account (minimums range from 1000-3000) and put the total amount in a Total stock market index. This is your safest stock investment. It means you are buying a part of every single company that is publicly traded (in the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones depending). To check whether you lost or made money on any given day you can check to see if the overall market went up or down. Generally this type of investment will earn you 8% a year, CDs and money markets earn about 4.5%, and savings accounts earn much less. Some hedge funds will promise you returns of 12-15% but I warn you that for everyone of those who succeeds, one fails. Its better to get a return of 8-9% buying the entire market, then risk getting 3-4% for the same risk. Kindof rambled I give myself a B- in knowlege of Finance, but if there is one thing I am 100% certain on it is that it is a great time to invest. The S&P index may drop to 700 but in 5 years I can at least guarentee you that it will be higher then when you bought it at 980 (if you bought it today). And hopefully it will be worth quite a bit more. My money is on 1500. Good Luck
By the later 1920s, more people were investing in the stock market than ever before. Stock prices rose so fast that some people made fortunes almost overnight. Stories of ordi…nary people becoming rich drew others into the stock market. Such a period of increased stock trading and rising stock prices is known as a bull market.
Safety depends on the ways you handle the stock market. A long time cliché has been removed by ratio trading, its time people can give up their speculations and calculate rea…lity. You can read a book called " Surest Way of Making Money" it has scientific concepts of handling stock market. Somya C. I can now understand the interplays of the stock market. The options strategy just works amazing! Malini :) I came across Mr. Ajay Jain's book when I was screening the net to collect information on ratio trading. Its wonderful how the strategies have been carefully devised keeping in mind the intrinsic time value. Pradeep S. Yes time and regulation matters much when it comes to be plied in trading in the stock market. R. M. Considering what is explained in the de risk theory or ratio trading one can actually benefit from stock market by avoiding the most obvious pitfalls. While studying more about stock market one can benefit from the book "Surest way of making money." Partha Banerjee. I like the simple language in which the complicated stock market has been thoroughly explained by Mr. Ajay Jain in his book. Malini.. The tips to understand Nifty stocks are also cool! P. Banerjee
it is a very wise dicision to invest in the stock market if you know what you are doing.
To Learn about stock market investing you should have some of your basics about the stock market clear. To begin with you can learn what is a stock market, stock, trading, buy…ing and selling stocks, stock broker etc. Read the basics of stock market investing on the net.
The stock market is a way to make money with brains instead of brawn. True it takes some knowledge to invest wisely, but with knowledge you can increase your income greatly. T…o gain ownership on an organization/company and to make profits out of the upward movements in the price of a stock. These are the two main reasons as to why people invest in the stock market.
People had confidence in it. It was a way to get rich quick.
Investing in Emerging Market Stocks Emerging market stocks can play an important role in a diversified portfolio, in particular one with a long-term time horizon. Growth pros…pects for emerging markets are much higher than those for developed economies. Think of it this way: you are accelerating from 0 to 60mph in an emerging market vs accelerating from 45 to 60 mph in a developed economy. That said, there are major risks associated with potentially high returns. As stocks are volatile as compared to bonds, so too are emerging market stocks to the stocks in developed nations. The U.S. and Europe, for example, have established infrastructures, stable governments and legal systems, and strong economies. Buying a large, multinational corporation based in the U.S. or Europe is relatively safe compared with emerging markets. Consider British Petroleum (BP), something you might know as the gas station where you fill up your tank. First off, U.S. and European consumers are relatively wealthy, so will purchase gas for their cars despite rising prices. And very importantly, the UK government is not going to nationalize (steal) a private company like BP, leaving the shareholders with nothing. BP is furthermore protected by a well-established legal and market infrastructure with many years of history. The countries where BP does its largest business are generally stable, meaning wars or political unrest won't disrupt its business. In Russia, an emerging market, this is not the case. Yukos, a successful private oil company, has become international news, as its leader was sent to a penal colony for 8 years for challenging the government's views. Currently, Russia is fighting rumours that it is considering oil nationalization. If, as an investor in emerging markets, you owned shares in Russian energy companies, this is very, very bad news. On the other hand, some emerging market stocks have outperformed similar stocks in developed countries by many many times. The Dow Jones Industrial Index is a composite of the largest U.S. corporations, and has returned 4% so far in 2005. A similar Chinese index, the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index, has returned 17% this year. However, as much as I like China's growth prospects, I would prefer to invest in a broader Asia index. China's trading partners, like Japan, will benefit from China's growth. However, if China goes to war with Taiwan, or backs away from its recent business-friendly evolution, Chinese stocks could suffer. Being invested in a broader index will provide a cushion. Another way to participate in the emerging markets is by a specialized mutual fund. Given the differences in languages, laws and even accoutning methods, it is a difficult arena for individual stock pickers to deal with, whereas the mutual fund firm either has, or can obtain, the required expertise.
Standard speculation exhortation is that you ought to put resources into an expanded blend of stocks, securities, and currency market stores. You need to purchase a broade…ned arrangement of stocks as individual stocks are excessively hazardous. Most people have a dificult time purchasing an appropriately adjusted portfoilio of stocks all alone. They will misbalance their portfolio by purchasing every single little stock or all development stocks, or some other misbalanced arrangement of stocks. Unless you comprehend what you are doing, it is best to purchase shared assets. I like Vanguard.com, other individuals like Fidelity, TIAA-CREF, and DFA. Purchase no-heap, minimal effort stores. In the event that you resemble a great many people you will put some portion of your cash forcefully in stock supports, and part conservatively in currency market subsidizes and security reserves. Vanguard has an on-line survey which will give you a thought of how to do "Resource Allocation," deciding the amount to put in every kind of asset. In the event that your organization offers a 401K arrangement at work, attempt to contribute the most you can. The cash develops assess free, and a few organizations will coordinate your commitment. Putting resources into a common asset IRA is additionally a smart thought. In the event that you have youngsters, you might need to consider a 529 arrangement or other school investment funds arrange for that develops charge free. I like record assets. Due to their wide enhancement, you are less inclined to have an emotional drop in worth. They additionally have the most reduced costs. For stock assets, I would propose putting ~70-80% of your cash in the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. what's more, ~20-30% in an outside stock file store. Be that as it may, there are a wide range of conclusions out there on what the best common assets are. Perused the connections beneath and structure your own feeling. On the off chance that you have high-premium obligation, similar to Master cards, it is best to pay this off first before attempting the vast majority of the speculation thoughts above. You ought to likewise have 3-6 months of compensation set aside as a rainy day account in a bank or currency market store before attempting more dangerous ventures. Trusting exhortation you get on Yahoo answers can be dangerous, so read these sites for additional data. In the event that you discover it excessively confounding, contact an expert monetary counsel. They will charge you noteworthy commissions, be that as it may. Keep Touch With us - @EquityProfit
Yes. But, they cannot invest the depositors money in the stock market. In the years since the financial crisis, central banks have leapt to the forefront of public policy …making and have become major investors in stock markets.
I don't remark on whether the business sector is fixed or not. I won't remark on individuals are moronic or not. I don't know how you resulted in these present cir…cumstances conviction and how about we not redirect but rather. Securities exchange, horse dashing, lottery tickets, wagering of all structures… incalculable such structures are all near instability and arbitrariness. There are just prepared and guileless players in the business sector. As some popular quote goes, a man's addition is someone else's misfortune. Securities exchange is extremely appealing, as are silver screens. Somewhere in the range of tend to just see the additions of few prepared financial specialists. Some get notification from companions and others that they earned substantial sums of money. Ravenousness is the driver. The individuals who truly picked up, could have made their home work and diligent work, which the blameless speculator helpfully disregards. Normal slip-up is purchasing at high with avarice and trust, offering at a low with misery and lost trust. This isolates the insightful and the moron. Nobody can really time the business sector is the thing that I accept. System, persistence, exploration and boldness are the essential elements for good achievement. At the point when, which one, at what rate and the amount to purchase to what extent to hold and when to offer is the thing that to be aced. So, the few highlighted examples of overcoming adversity, avarice, restlessness and poor information, inclination to end up over night gainers, lack of awareness of the diligent work by full time players, and so forth are a few components… among these, I'd rate eagerness to be the topper. Keep Touch With us - @EquityProfit
There is no right or wrong "time to get into the stock market." It is always time to invest, as long as you know what you are investing in. If you know that a company will soo…n be making money because of Christmas or another holiday, than of course you would want to invest in it.
Kick start learning the basics of stock investing in a very easy to understand and simplified way through Stock Shastra which is an educational initiative by Moneyworks4me…, which also ensures retail investors gain from stock market and learn to invest in stocks directly, the sensible way. Though, Financial markets are not easy to understand but there are plenty of resources on MarketWatch and the rest of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network to help you there. "Find an approach that mirrors your way of thinking.
To make money! You can make money by buying good companies at good prices, then holding onto those stocks until their prices have gone up. You can also make money by buyin…g good companies that pay dividends and receiving those checks every quarter. The price of a stock is roughly a measurement of how much money the company that issued the stock can make. If that company is good at business, the company will be worth more in the future and the price of the stock will rise. Although there is no sure-shot formula has yet been discovered for success in stock markets, but golden rule states that 'Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful!' As my point of view Stocks offers traders and investors opportunities for success. This is not unique among securities, but it does make equities a versatile investment.Long-term investors have found opportunities for success in picking good companies and riding with them until something changes the investor's opinion of the company or its stocks. Investor invest in stock because they provide the highest potential return. And over the long term, on other type of investment tends to perform batter.
The Street is a good source of information about learning how to invest in the stock market. Beginners-Investing teaches basics about the stock market.
There's no general answer available for that since this mainly depends on the type of investment one would like to do. Just some examples: for retirements savings one would ch…oose investments with lower risks. On the other hand a more speculative investment would allow higher risks. But there are several more factors to consider before one could give a hint for stock market investments.