Strategy for Investing in Stocks
If you want to make money from stocks, you must draw a carefully considered plan. You have to create a stable, long-time, profitable investment strategy. Your broker may have provided you with certain investment tools and facilities, which may include low commissions, automatic investment plans, low cost real time trades, various research tools and easy account management. You can make use of these tools and plans to devise your strategy.
You have to develop your strategy on the basis of your objectives. First of all, you should decide your objectives for
Diversify your stock investment
‘Never put your eggs in one basket’ is a time-tested adage. Stock market offers numerous options. Therefore you should follow the concept of diversification in stock market also. Diversification in this context means spending your investment across different sectors and funds. If one sector shows poor performance, your entire investment will not be affected adversely. The risk exposure to a particular investment would be reduced and over all risk to your portfolio will be considerably minimized. To explain it, let us say you have
The best and the most popular options are the low-cost index tracking exchange-traded funds-ETFs. The ETFs are, in fact, securities that track an index or follow the performance of a group of stocks. They trade like regular stocks. The only and the important difference is that you have to pay minimal expenses for trading. It is, therefore, convenient and cheap to buy and sell the ETFs. Since they follow indexes like the NASDAQ 100 or the Standard and Poor 500 to track a bunch of different stocks, they are automatically diversified. The great benefit of buying ETFs is that you can actually buy hundreds of different
If you think you cannot buy high priced stocks because you are intimidated by their high prices, you may consult your broker. You may be offered a plan in which you can buy fractional shares. In fractional share
You can buy expensive stocks with small investments. Let us suppose, a