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How to Start Investing - For Beginners

Jan 16, 2008
If you are wondering how to get started and jump into the stock market then there is a safe and easy way to get started. You dont really need to know much about investing to get started. You will definitely want to start with low risk investments until you really learn the ropes so to speak. This will give you the opportunity to make a little money and understand the basic workings of the stock market without losing your shirt. Starting with Penny Stocks is probably not a good idea.

You can begin by investing in money market funds. These are typically found through your bank. Just ask them and see what they have available. The term of these investments are usually short and wont lock up your money forever. We are not talking huge returns here but it will certainly get you started and familiar with how the system works.

Bank CDs are another ultra safe option with conservative returns. Depending on the terms of the CD the rate of return can be higher than a money market fund. CDs are usually great for larger sums of money but you can dabble with smaller sums just to get your feet wet.

As you can see there are several option for safe ivestments if you are just starting out. There is no reason to take unnessary risks at first. Get your feet wet first and then you will be ready to progress to the next level where potentially higher gains await. Just dont get over zealous and jump in too quickly. Thats when you get burned.

The way I started was by talking to friends who knew what they were talking about. In fact I really annoyed them with my questions but Im glad I asked because it translated into safe profits for me and thanks for them. Watch the people who have been doing this for a while and see what steps they take and the progressive styles of investing they have. you will notice that many people start on the safe end of the spectrum and progressively take higher risks. This should be your style as well as you gain experience and confidence.

Dont let the stock market scare you. It really can be a safe and prfitable option if done correctly. Dont let procrastination and fear keep you from an increase in your net worth. Happy investing and happy new year. May this be the year you invest and make your money work for you.
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Scott Johns conducts research and analysis of stock market picks for a penny stock analysis company. To check out Hot Penny Stocks Picks for some of his company's latest picks.
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