In the last few months I have covered several topics related on how to invest in the stock market, from fundamental research and analysis of a single listed company to the finer technicalities depicting the state of the economy.
My goal was to provide this information in the most concise way by highlighting the major elements of financial investments easily understandable to the ‘non-finance’ person. In order to condense all this information into a complete how to invest in the stock market guide, I am creating this Investing For Dummies Guide that will allow for easy access to all topics related to share market investments.
Simply click on the title and begin your journey of FREE LEARNING !
How to pick a stock ?
Which are the best stocks to invest in ?
What are all these large numbers in the annual reports ?
Chapter 1 begins with the first step of fundamental research and analysis — learning how to analyze the Income Statement. We will be using Netflix as an example for easy understanding.
What is a P/E Ratio ? What role does it play when picking a stock ?
What is the Debt-to-Equity ?
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Now that we understand company financials and valuations, it is time to dive deeper and discover the components that make an index and the meaning of various financial ratios associated with stocks.
How risky is your stock market portfolio ?
Are your stocks volatile ?
Assess the riskiness of your stock or portfolio by learning how to compute a simple statistic – the Beta value of a single stock or your entire portfolio.
What are Dividends ?
Are dividend stocks the best stocks to invest ?
How to differentiate between good and bad dividend stocks ?
If you have been picking your stocks simply looking at the high dividend yields, it’s time to re-evaluate your strategy NOW !
Are you putting all eggs in one basket ?
Investing only in lumpsum ?
The perfect and simplest risk management tool – Understand the importance of Dollar Cost Averaging to manage your investment risks and save yourself from volatile market movements.
What are buybacks ?
How do they impact your investment strategy ?
Are buybacks good or bad ?
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of this policy before going bananas with this offering.
What are Mutual Funds ?
Is investing in mutual funds the safest way to invest in stocks ?
How to choose the right mutual fund ?
Stop delaying your financial freedom and begin investing with mutual funds, but learn the pros and cons thoroughly before you jump in.
How do you know it is the right time to enter the share market?
Is it stock market overvalued or undervalued?
Understand the share market in greater depth using different indicators to gauge entire market valuation.
What is market volatility ?
Is there a volatility index ?
You have frequently heard the term volatility mentioned in various market discussions and always wondered “How does one even know ??”
Understand how the VIX can be used as an effective valuation tool to strategically plan your share investments.
What is an Yield Curve ?
What can the yield curve tell you about the stock market ?
Does it indicate the state of the economy ?
Learn how Yield curves can provide relevant information and assist you with planning your stock market investments.
What is hedging ?
How does hedging manage stock market risk ?
Understand how you can protect your investments from major financial losses due to market volatility by implementing hedging strategies.
How to protect yourself from another recession ?
Should you diversify your share market investments ?
You will never be able to time the market, but you must take control to harbor your financial investments and secure your future.
Does passive income mean you will never have to work again ?
How to generate passive income ?
It’s time to quash the unrealistic expectations associated with the fascinating concept of Passive Income
I hope this beginners guide to stock market investing will be useful to many of you and help you attain your financial goals. If my posts have impacted your financial strategies or contributed towards your financial education in the smallest way, I would love to hear from you through your comments. Additionally, if you have better investing strategies, please share with the community to help each other achieve financial success !
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