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Stock Market - Basic Principles - Part 3 Of 4

Jan 5, 2008
In part three of this four part series we will be discussing the next four principles of stock market investment. Previously, we discussed about the first three principles of investment. Number one principle is that the stock market is just another vehicle of investment. Secondly, you must realize that investing in the stock market is a like roller coaster ride. The third principle involved answering the question on what type of investor you are. If you wish to view the entire article in its entirety, visit my blog.

4.) More cash more profits, but you don't need a lot to start investing. - Investing in the stock market does not require you to have millions or hudreds of thousand of pesos. My personal estimate is that you need P 20,000.00 to start trading.This is what I started with. But even if you only have P 10,000.00, you can already start trading. However that amount may be too small in my opinion. To drive the point of the above principle lets say you bought shares of Jollibee (JFC). Jollibee shares cost only 51.50 today. The board lot (the minimum amount of stocks that you could invest in) is only 100. If you calculate, you only need P 5,150 (51.50 x 100) to be "part owner" of the Philippines' number fast food chain company. Lets pretend that after 1 year the per share value of the Jollibee stocks you bought already cost P 100.00 per share, you have gained P 5,000.00 more. Imagine the profits you are making ! How much more could you have made if you invested in 200 shares ?

5.) You must be consistent in investing - If you start small make sure you do not stay that way. Discipline yourself to invest a certain amount of your income to the stock market in order to pump in more capital so that your portfolio may grow. For the past month now I have slowly added to my investment, I did not just stop at P 20,000.00. Make investing a habit.

6.) Maximizing profit at the least possible losses. - Everytime you see that the price of your stock went down, relax, the loss is only on paper. Actual loss is only attained when you sell your stock at the "losing" price. Therefore never sell at a loss. It should be emphasized that the money that you put into the stock market should not be taken from your emergency fund. It should by "surplus money." Putting in your emergency savings will result in you selling your stocks at a loss if you need the money badly. The gains you recieved in the stock market such as sales from stocks and dividends should be utilized to purchase more stocks to maximize your profits.

7.) Want to get rich quick ? Don't even think about investing in the stock market. - The stock market is not a get rich quick scheme. You should never ever expect to get rich overnight here. Investments always takes time to grow. If you hear about investments that give you shocking rates of return in a very short length of time, beware of those ! In the stock market, especially the Philippine stock market, it may take you several months or even years before you could say that you have made it big time. On certain rare occasions, there will be a time that it will only take weeks or days perhaps wherein you can make a killing, but again these are only rare occasions. This might occur when there is a consistent bull run or when there is an unusual going up or going down of prices within a certain period.
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A business person, financial and real estate broker, lawyer, teacher, blogger and writer. These are just some of the jobs that Zigfred Diaz has. He regularly blogs about his experiences including investing in the stock market Check out his blog.
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