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    I'm curious about investing in the stock market but still confused by its strange terms and conflicting headlines and advice. I wanna know if there is factual evidence that I'll make money buying stocks? Also, what are the most important indicators of a stock's health? Thanks in advance for your help.

    #2
    Don't invest until you know what you are doing.

    The easiest way to get started is with index and/or mutual funds.

    You can meet with an advisor or start reading up on investing. There are countless books and websites out there. Investopedia is a good place to start.
    Brian

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      #3
      Search for "If You Can" on google. it is a pdf document that is great for lots of people.

      Over time the stock market has typically increased with ups and downs along the way..

      Some Individual stocks have done well for a very long time, some did well, then failed. and everything in between.

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        #4
        Originally posted by nethgerona View Post
        I'm curious about investing in the stock market but still confused by its strange terms and conflicting headlines and advice. I wanna know if there is factual evidence that I'll make money buying stocks? Also, what are the most important indicators of a stock's health? Thanks in advance for your help.
        I would very, very strongly urge you to stick to mutual funds and ETFs, not picking individual stocks, especially if you aren't really sure what you're doing. Is there "factual evidence" that you'll make money in the market. Absolutely. Is it a guarantee? Of course not, especially in the short term. But over a lifetime of investing, yes, you will make money in the market.
        Steve

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          #5
          Stock Market Investment

          I would agree with you. I'll think about it then. Thank you.

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            #6
            You will find that you can get conflicting advice most of the time as to making investments. You need to read up about investing, of any type, using neutral sources. That is you don't want to read books that have a 'system' of some sort so that while it advocates doing one thing and not anything else.

            Before doing any investing, you do need to read up on the basics to learn the language that you will be seeinf so that you understand each item that you bump up against. You might find if you want to read and study some books along with reading on the internet. Books geared to women that are suddenly single after never having touched anything to do with finances in the home leaving their husband to do that stuff. Those books are usually set out in easy to understand basics on finance and investing.

            You can not get guarantees when it comes to the field of investing and if someone tells you that your investmenat is guaranteed to earn you a certain %, run don't walk away from that person's advice.

            This is not something you can usually learn overnight. It takes time to learn what you need to know AND is a never ending process.
            Gailete
            http://www.MoonwishesSewingandCrafts.com

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              #7
              I suggest before risking your money you read one or two easy to follow books to understand the basics. Your library likely has an entire section devoted to Finance and available electronically with a few computer strokes. 'The Automatic Millionaire' [Bach] is one of many easy reads.

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                #8
                For the stock basics, an oldie but goodie is "A random walk down wall street". Stocks are a little more risky and require more work than mutual funds. Read and Learn about index funds such as an S&P 500 or Wilshire 5000 Index fund. The majors like American Funds, Vanguard, and Fidelity have some good info on their web sites. I would develop a base in mutual funds and only have 5-10% in stocks (when you understand and are ready)

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                  #9
                  finally decided to start investing!!

                  So you finally decided to start investing??

                  The first thing you should keep in mind that when you're buying a stock, you're becoming a part owner of that company. So, short-term market movements aside, the value of your investment depends on the health of the business. I always Consider price and valuation of stock and know what kind of stock buying or always evaluate the financial health of the company. If You want to buy stocks that you can reasonably expect will be worth later, so look at value combined with expectations for future earnings.
                  Last edited by Sallydavidson; 04-24-2018, 10:21 PM. Reason: Meaning Correction

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by nethgerona View Post
                    I wanna know if there is factual evidence that I'll make money buying stocks? Also, what are the most important indicators of a stock's health? Thanks in advance for your help.

                    THere is no factual evidence that you WILL make money buying stocks.

                    1. there is no evidence that can predict the future.
                    2. the stock market goes up and down .... you make money when you sell the stock if it's higher than when you had bought it. There is no way to guarantee that.

                    However there are strong evidence that people HAVE MADE money in the stock market. The overall trend of the stock market in the last century has been going up. Patience and sticking to a predictable strategy is probably the common denominator of people who have benefited from the stock market.

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                      #11
                      If you are working and IF your employer offers any matching funds for joining their retirement plan, I hope you are not missing out on free money. If they offer choices, I suggest listing them here at SA for comments.

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                        #12
                        The concept is very simple, buy low, sell high. But in reality is easier said than done.

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                          #13
                          Stock Market Investment

                          These are basic steps for choosing the stock market Research !!
                          • Avoid the herd mentality
                          • Take informed decision
                          • Invest in business you understand
                          • Don't try to time the market
                          • Follow a disciplined investment approach
                          • Do not let emotions cloud your judgement
                          • Create a broad portfolio
                          • Have realistic expectations
                          • Invest only your surplus funds
                          • Monitor rigorously


                          Kalkine !!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by nethgerona View Post
                            I'm curious about investing in the stock market but still confused by its strange terms and conflicting headlines and advice. I wanna know if there is factual evidence that I'll make money buying stocks? Also, what are the most important indicators of a stock's health? Thanks in advance for your help.
                            If you're confused about strange stock market terms and conflicting headlines I would not recommend investing in it until you know more about it. If you still want to invest I would start out with precious metals since it is a way safer investment and you will most likely make money. A good place I use to buy my bullion is [spam removed].
                            Last edited by disneysteve; 07-18-2018, 08:36 AM.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Rocco1235 View Post
                              If you still want to invest I would start out with precious metals since it is a way safer investment and you will most likely make money. A good place I use to buy my bullion is XXXXXXXX, they have good prices and great service.
                              Funny how in another thread you said this:
                              Originally posted by Rocco1235 View Post
                              What about precious metals, I've been hearing a lot about them and was wondering if that would be a good investment or not? If so where/how would I buy some?
                              And yet here you say that you already buy precious metals and recommend a specific dealer. Thanks for the spam. Please don't post it again or you will be banned.
                              Steve

                              * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                              * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                              * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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