You have probably had a bank deposit, but you are not satisfied with low interest and you want to earn more. Please note: the higher the opportunity to earn, the bigger the chance of losing all the money. If you are aware of the risks and have available funds, it may be worthwhile to master investing in securities or currencies that are traded on the market.
The modern exchange is electronic. You can manage Forex trading via the Internet even without getting up off the couch. Before you start, it is worth determining several important things:
- Estimate how much you are willing to invest: theoretically, you can start with any amount, even with $10. But such finance usually does not cover the commission of the broker. It is better starting to invest if you can risk a few hundred, or even thousands dollars. Just imagine a situation in which you lose your money. If you understand that this is not a disaster for your budget, you can try.
- Think about how much time you are willing to spend: depending on this, decide whether you are ready to trade on your own or trust a professional.
- Select a strategy and assets: choose what you want to invest in. Stick to a specific strategy.
- Find an intermediary company: as a rule, the same companies can both take money in trust and provide brokerage services for independent stocks trading.
If you choose an independent investment, you have to go the following way:
- Conclude an agreement with a broker;
- Open and replenish an account;
- Establish a special program for bidding;
- Start buying and selling.
How to Avoid Common Mistakes
You cannot invest everything you have. Set aside money for life and unforeseen expenses. Only then proceed to securities or foreign currency trading. Invest the amount you are ready to lose.
Do not act at random — get training. If you decide to work independently, be sure to complete the training. Most brokers conduct courses for beginner investors. Different programs often have a demo mode: you can try your hand at it without the risk of losing money.
Control your emotions. By acting impulsively, many problems can be made. A novice investor should not react sharply to the slightest price movement on the exchange. Set the limit of losses that you are ready to involve: for example, if the assets have fallen in price by 20%, you need to sell them and fix losses. In other words, you are ready to put up with the loss of 20% and complete the bidding to avoid even greater losses.
Diversify risks. It is better to buy different currencies and securities of companies from different industries. For example, when oil prices fall, all companies in this sector of the economy suffer. Also keep in mind that some states, like Japan, artificially depreciate their currencies.
On the exchange market, you can both earn millions and lose them. The main thing to remember is that profit is not blind luck, like in a casino, but the result of well-thought-out actions. It’s not a game, but a job. We wish you profitable bidding and success in investing!
Determine Your Budget and Investment Goals
Three main factors affect your decision about how much money should you invest in some business as a beginner. Those factors are financial goals, the amount of risk that you are willing to take, and the amount of money available in your bank account. Besides being able to invest in some business, you will also need goals that would help you in making a proper business plan.
Your goals can be simple, like earning enough to buy a new house or a car, to pay for your children’s` education, or some more inherent and sustainable plans, like growing in business, reinvesting, and try to achieve the security and ability for your company to bring you greater wealth in future days.
However, starting a business that will be successful enough to earn you enough for retirement is a complex process, and will have to know the function of many factors on the market and how they could affect your business in any way.
Furthermore, there are many professionals with a lot of experience in this era, and many of them agree on the reinvesting methods, and how it is crucial for maintaining a successful business to invest around 10 percent of your income back in it. Also, beginners need to know that the best method for saving for some business that you would like to start in the future, would be the one where you are saving a minimum of 10 percent of your salary for that goal.
Investing in Exchange Traded Funds
One of the quickest ways to invest money is to support stocks that belong to some industry, for example, to invest your money in the mining industry and their shares on the market. These funds are based on their index, and how they are performing in trades, which affects the amount of many that you can get in return.
Many people find this type of investing very attractive, and some of the most popular ETFs are iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF ISF, DAX UCITS ETF EXS1, XTrackers DAX UCITS ETF DBXD, LYXOR EURO STOXX BANKS DR UCITS ETF BNKE. ETFs are similar to shares, and you can buy, hold, and sell them as you wish.
Investing in Cryptocurrencies
In recent years, there is big popularity for investing in the crypto market, mostly because some cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum had some huge rises in value a few years ago, where we could see the price of Bitcoin to be around 20,000 dollars. However, we have hundreds of different cryptocurrencies on the market, and you will need a little research for a smarter decision of investing in the right one.
The most popular and secure cryptos to invest in are Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple. These virtual currencies achieved almost the same popularity on the market as Gold, Silver, and Gas.