Are you a investor of stocks?

China
August 30, 2007 12:48am CST
Nowadays,the economic is booming all over the world,and the stocks market is also good.Therefore more and more people begin to invest their money in stocks.Are you one member of them?How many people of mylot are investing in stocks
4 responses
• United States
8 Jun 08
i invest in stocks and love it
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
What specific stocks are you investing in? How much do you invest and lastly how do you do it? I'm just a bit curious about this stock market thing because i always see them on the news and business reports. I hope you could enlighten me on this one. Thank you.
• United States
9 Jun 08
I invest in companies i know and love like walmart, krispy kreme, visa, and others. I use a discount broker. I apologize for being so vague but I am skeptical of giving my financial information over the internet.
@lucy0713 (32)
• China
20 Sep 07
Hi,lydia.I'm a investor of funds,as a result of that I have no idea of stocks,and funds is another way of investing stocks.In my opinion,stocks are much more riskful than funds.Mainly a month ago,I invested 10,000 yuan to the funds with two kinds.Up to now,I havn't earned money,because one kind has risen while another has descendant.This two kinds are keeping the banlance.Then what can I say?
@efreddy (250)
• Belgium
17 Oct 07
Stocks aren't much riskful then funds but you have to invest in stocks and not in 1 stock,that's exactly what funds do. When you invest in The stocks of the Dow Jones you invest in 30 stocks and there is a good possibility you do much better and with less risk then an investment in a fund. You could also invest in the dogs of the dow,a strategy that has made good results over all the years. I started in 1982 with an investment in a fund because I had no idea about stocks, but I asked the anual rapport of it and learn what they bought and why,soon I discovered I could do this by myself. And I like it to do this by myself without the restrictions of a fund,it 's fun. But I am from Belgium and in some other countries there could be some restrictions for private persons too ,so that sometimes an investing in funds could be better. For me,a fund was just the start to learn and invest in stocks,but I didn't realize it on that moment I started to invest in a fund,I was nearly 22 years old.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Even if I do want to invest some money in shares of stocks, I just possibly can't due to financial issues. In fact, I'm in search for shares which are for initial public offering (IPO) but money or lack of capital hinders me from engaging in this business. My mother used to invest in this business and if I'm not mistaken, she's able to gain some profit from this. I'm not certain, however, if she still has investments in this stocks business. Some of my current officemates have invested a portion of their earnings in shares of stocks of popular companies and just recently, one of them was able to retrieve her investment with corresponding profit from a particular company after almost ten years. This is quite a blessing and a disadvantage of investing in stocks, at the same time. I guess that if one plans to invest money on this type of business, he should be ready to place the cash or earnings he is sure he won't be needing for quite some time; and he should be ready for some setbacks, too. I personally think that to avoid losses here, one should know how to play his cards right. It's adviseable to place your money in stocks but keep it only for a short period of time. For instance, if you bought a hundred shares for one or two dollars per share; be ready to sell it if the market dictates it to be merely 2.50 dollars per share. This way, you could invest your money again in another business. I'm fully aware that you have started this discussion a year ago and times then are very much different now. In fact, there is crisis in America at present, concerning shares of stocks. Investing in stocks, just like any other business, is risky, too.
@efreddy (250)
• Belgium
17 Oct 07
I invest in stocks for more then 20 years,there were good,fantastic,bad and terrible moments for stocks on that time. Stocks made a good return on those long term but on the short term there are lots of risks. I don't invest in chinese stocks : 1)I know too little about them. 2)I heard they were booming and prices were a lot higher then the past year,this could be a great risk. 20 years ago on october 19 1987 in Wall Street The Dow Jones tumbled 22.6 % in 1 day,there was a real panic going but the DJ fell from 2246 to 1738 points that day and has now reached the 14000 points. In september 1987 (DJ 2600 )people were convinced we should reached the 3000 points very soon (the correction from 2722 in August should be short lived and we should go back up ) ,the 3000 points were reached in 1990. This shows the great risk on short term with stocks.