According to Robert Kiyosaki, who is the affiliate marketing mogul, said that the US Dollar ($) which is a global reserve currency was designed to lose value over time. Therefore, it would be counterintuitive to save your money, instead you should invest it. But how exactly do you invest your money without being conned or lose it all because you don’t know how? Not to worry because there is a way to invest your money and come out as a winner in the end, and it’s called “safe” or “longterm” investing which is in the stock market. In case you don’t know yet, there are stock brokers offering stock trading options online and you can buy or sell stocks from your computer at home!
Let’s talk about it more below…
In this article, I will discuss all aspects of online stock market investing and break it down to bite sizes for you to digest. But first let’s find out the basics.
What is a Stock Market?
A stock market or a stock exchange is a place where publicly traded company shares are being bought and sold on a daily basis. Companies who are looking to create market capital to expand their business reach would sell portions of their stocks (also called shares) to the public – *shares are sold between 1% – 40% or sometimes even more depending on the decision of the company selling them. These shares can only be traded through a stock broker which is sanctioned by the stock exchange of a particular country (every country has one).
Sometimes stock brokers offer their services online where you can sign up and buy or sell stocks. You’ll be happy to know that shares are sold at a few cents to a few dollars each. In fact, you can start investing with a $500 amount!
How to Start Investing?
Like I’ve mentioned before, there are online stock brokers that you can go to and sign up with. Trusted names on the internet such as Scottrade, OptionsHouse, E*TRADE, Interactive Brokers and several others are good examples of online stock brokers; and they’re also registered with NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System), so you can be sure that they’re legit. You will need an active bank account (savings account) and fill up an online form on their website in order to start. You’ll also need their approval before you can buy stocks online. Once your online trading account has been approved, then you can buy or sell all sorts of shares.
Rules for Newbie Investors
I will not sugar coat the risks involved in stock market trading, because they’re real and you could lose your hard-earned money if you don’t know how to invest in stock market options. I highly recommend that you visit Forbes’ website or Investopedia.com and take weeks or even months to learn how to invest and win before you proceed. If you have not had any information or formally educated yourself about stock market, then these few guidelines would keep you safe while putting your money out in the money market.
1. Do a thorough background research on the company whose shares you want to buy and make sure that they have an outstanding performance on a 5-year period.
2. If you’re not sure which stocks to buy, then buy gold shares. Other forms of stocks falter from time to time but gold will always have an optimal status in the market.
3. Invest in time tested stocks and over time you will gain as much profits as the company makes.
4. Keep yourself informed about the stock market.
Longterm is the Game
As per the above rules, having now researched several stocks and their 5-year performance, you can decide which stocks to invest in. And no, it’s not Apple or Samsung because they don’t even make it to the top 100 most active stocks in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Being a beginner investor it is always good to start investing with one stock and preferably you do it longterm (around 5 – 10 years time). For this article we will use the *Nordic American Offshore Ltd. or NOA stocks as an example investment option. Here’s what you have to do:
• You buy NOA shares at least $500 a month.
• Do this continually for 5 – 10 years.
• Do not sell or withdraw your earnings until after 5 or 10 years time.
• Your ROI (return on investment) should at least be $1.5 million!
Note: Nordic American Offshore Ltd. has a high income ratio on a 5-year trend, so you can be sure that the stock price will go up within a 5 or 10-year investing period.
*While we have used Nordic American Offshore Ltd. as an example for our article, this author and website does not endorse the company to our readers and under no circumstances are we connected with the company as well. We recommend that you (the reader) do your own research and invest in stocks that you feel will benefit you most.
Retire in 5 Years
Having earned $1.5 million or more you can now diversify your investment portfolio and win 10 – 20 times as much as you have made in your first 5 years as a stock market investor. Retire overseas or just in your locality, buy a nice real estate property and be set for life. The only thing left to do now is to enjoy every moment of your life as you will have more time for yourself.