Investing for Beginners

Beginning to invest can be an incredibly daunting task.  If you are not familiar with financial principles and jargon, a lot of the advice you come across might not make any sense at all! If you find yourself in the position of needing investment advice, but you have  no idea where to start, is here to assist you: our readers who are new to investing can browse this section to familiarize themselves with the world of high finance.

Our investment primer first discusses what investments are at a fundamental level.  Here you will learn about basic financial principles like the power of compound interest and why it is important to invest your money instead of keeping it in the bank.  We will also review the most popular types of investments and how risky they are for the potential gains.

We will also show you how to get started with investing.  Some of the most common questions from beginning investors are: Where is the best place to buy investments? What different purchase options are available?  Can I do it from home? Who should I talk to? You will no longer have these questions once you have read our comprehensive “getting started” guide.

Once you have invested your hard earned money, you will undoubtedly want to know what’s happening to it.  There are several ways that you can organize and track your portfolio that are discussed in our section on investment tracking.  Do you want the flexibility of designing your own tracking system with a spreadsheet, or would you prefer a straight-out-of-the-box solution like a dedicated investment tracking package?  If you have a small portfolio (as do many beginners) you may not even need a tracking solution for your portfolio: you can frequently just track your investments on your broker’s website.

Beginners also wonder about rules and best practices for investing.  There is no shortage of stories about people who have lost their savings and houses through bad investment practices.  Make sure you are not one of these tragedies by reading our guide on rules for investing.

Once you are aware of where you can buy stocks, and know when it is a good idea,  you can start thinking about strategies to build a robust, secure portfolio. Reading this section will give you a good base to think about your long-term financial goals, and how to meet them.

The final segment in our “Investing for Beginners” section discusses how to find a broker you will be happy with, and what types of information and services they can provide you with.  Many beginners find working with a broker to be the easiest and least stressful way to invest.

Investogram attempts to provide relevant information about investment options that is meant to be useful, and, aknowledges that the mention of products in this website is no guarantee of performance. Investogram accepts no responsibility whatsoever and reccomends that readers use this site for general education and then consult an investment professional before any purchase.