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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Investing introduction


Investing is one of the ways how you make money to make money. It can be done both actively and passively. As a beginner starts he will most probably be very actively involved in making a lot of investments operations. It should be a goal of any investor to employ his money in such a way that it would bring him stable passive income. It is by no means a get rich quick scheme. Real investors try to see an asset or security that is very cheap, but has potential to appreciate over time and they start buying those assets or securities (and keep them as long as fundamentals for those instruments are sound). 



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It is different from speculation, because an investor will not seek to profit from daily fluctuating prices and will not do so much guesses. An investor will ignore a lot of daily market fluctuations as he is more interested in long term picture, not some minor pieces of economic news that might influence markets to go up today and back down tomorrow (or vice versa). So, if you are interested in day trading you will probably not be an investor. Well, things might change over time, but a day trader seldom is an investor. (I consider myself to be a swing trader, which is closer to investing than day trading, but it is still not investing. I do make some investments from time to time).

Before you even start you will have to decide whether you are planning to do it all by yourself: all the analysis, reading, making predictions and then intelligent guesses as well as choice or you are going to delegate all of the above mentioned things for some investment company such as: hedge fund, pension fund or maybe a private ‘market guru’. Whatever you decide to do you will have to employ your money one way or another. 

‘Keeping your money in the sock’ or a bank is not a very efficient way to preserve your money as inflation will decrease the value of it over the long run. I hope you see the importance of investing now.
This was my initial post on the topic and I am going to write a series of articles on the theme. So, keep on coming back to find out more. Have a nice day!

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