How to Invest in Stocks using This Tutorial
Let me first express that I fully understand why you may be reading this page. I am a self taught investor and I have never taken a finance, accounting or business course. So I understand the difficulty in trying to find a step by step guide on how to invest in stocks.
At the beginning stage of trying to invest in stocks, you probably do not know where to begin. With this series on How to Start Investing in Stocks, a big picture overview is provided to help you grasp and understand the steps needed to go about learning to invest.
You will then be able to break down each big investing item into smaller manageable pieces to fuel your stock investing growth and learning path.
Before you begin learning about stock investing, this article is aimed at briefing you on my background and explain why you should invest in the stock market and why you are fully capable of managing your own money. It is never too late to start investing and I hope that my humble beginnings will inspire you to take action into your own hands.
Now that the introductions are out of the way, this getting started guide will guide you through the basic level of investing and move onto explaining the intermediate level of investing in stocks.
Rather than try to reinvent the wheel, there are some good resources which I have linked to. Once you are done with that, come back and finish reading up.
Congratulations, you have made it past the intermediate level and ready to take on the more difficult concepts and lessons.
This is where topics such as special situations, Benjamin Graham, bankruptcies, when to sell, checklists and more are discussed.
The ultimate reason for investing in stocks is to make money. However, my view is that it should not be the only goal. By learning to invest in the stock market, I have come to appreciate the various lessons associated with stock investing. In this post, I go through 10 things investing has taught me.
This is a very advanced post which goes very deep into the process for researching, analyzing and valuing stocks. If you are at an intermediate or advanced level, continue. Otherwise, start with other tutorials such as stock valuation, financial statement analysis or accounting and come back to this one at a later date.