Investing in a stock market

United Arab Emirates
November 30, 2012 5:35am CST
Is it just about luck or a proper research is needed for that?I've always seen stock market as a shortcut for becoming rich!Am i wrong?Please do correct me!,I think after 9/11 event in USA,attraction of investing in stocks has decreased because many companies were shutdown after that,I have seen many uneducated people getting high profits in such a small span of time!whats the reason?How can a person who doesn't even know about companies history and prospectus can earn so much? What's your comments on it?
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@ARIES1973 (9437)
• Legaspi, Philippines
1 Dec 12
Hi shalloo! The safest way to invest in a stock market is to look for a company who is well established. I am still in the process of studying about this kind of investment. Although this time I have some investment on a cooperative and so far is is doing good.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
1 Dec 12
Stock market has always ups and downs. Actually down time gives a good chance to invest. Investing for long term in reputed companies especially at their initial stage of functioning always has given good profits to investors. There is no certain shortcut to get rich from stock market gains. It is just like a gambling. When one get big profit some other persons should suffer equal loss. There are so many stock brokering companies with good reputation giving advantages and disadvantages of all stocks.
@narnia007 (1051)
• India
30 Nov 12
I would not say it as luck.Mostly newbie leave it to the stock brokers to decide upon the the changing trends and thus some earn a good amount.But truly only if you know about the company's trend and the economic condition,you can earn there.In my opinion,stocks is little safer that Forex as it is less volatile and is easier to monitor a company's progress rather than an entire country in Forex.
• United States
30 Nov 12
Ahh yes the stock market.... Where to begin. Well for starters do your research in what company you are going to sell and buy stock through first...as different companies charge so much per trade. So lets say you purchased new companies penny stock at 0.01 per share. You purchased 100 shares are your first ever stock purchase. This cost you $1 for the shares but if you did not read the find print it also cost you $6 for the trade/purchase transaction. Where other companies might have only charged you $1 for the transaction. So now you have to wait for the per share price to go up to 0.08 per share for even break even right.....wrong you see because when you sell the stock to make a profit it will cost you again. So the per share cost would have to be at least $0.14 in order for you to even make $1 profit. However if you do have knowledge and have the money and find a company with lost transaction fees you can just watch a few stocks for a week. Do not do any buying but just watch their trade prices. Depending on the time of year you can almost guarantee that certain stocks are going to do certain things. Look back at a older stocks history for 3-4 years. See when the stock is always low and when there has historically been a raise is stock price. For instance maybe you want to get into some kind of stock that always goes up around Christmas time or a few weeks before. Look at the past records and see when that stock always jumps up. By the stock while it is still low priced before the jump. Then because you know the history of the stock you know that maybe it only stays higher for a week then gradually goes back down. Look at the records and see when the price peak is.... and sell high before the price goes down. People that did not do their research just sees the stock going up and up and buys in thinking it is just going to keep going up...these are the people that buy your stock when you know it is at the highest point. I hope this helps out someone....if you get rich doing this please message me and I will let you know what my PayPal account is....and maybe you could send some money my way :) Please comment if I messed something as this is how I deal in stock....that and my 403b retirement plan. Happy Holidays everyone... Bryan
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
30 Nov 12
In my opinion stock investments are not a quick way to earn. But if you are planning to invest in stocks do invest for a long term. Then I can assure that you will have profit,sometimes huge profit also. But before buying a stock I will recommend you to have thorough study of the company/firm's stock you are planning to buy. In my opinion if you are planning to do trading as fast if you got a small profit,then I think you cannot make it to a big one. It will be small profit which you can get by spending time in here,mylot itself.