3 Tips to Smart Investing

August 9th, 2013 | Comments Off on 3 Tips to Smart Investing |

InvestingIf you are wondering how to buy shares, you should know that it is not hard at all. You just need to get a broker that you can contact online or on the phone. You can then put in orders to purchase certain shares, which will be processed immediately, or you can instruct your broker to do it for you. With new online platforms, this really just takes a minute or less. It is not the buying of shares that is difficult, but knowing which ones to buy. There are a few things you should consider before making a purchase.

The Health of the Economy
While the shares do operate independently, they are also linked to the overall stock market and the economy. You need to consider this when choosing which ones to buy. Is one sector of the economy, such as health care, doing well even though other sectors, such as the auto industry, are not? What are the sectors that are most stable and tend not to have the bottom drop out? You should ask yourself these questions and you should also consider what the stock market as a whole has been doing, in which direction it has been trending lately.

The Specific Company’s Trends
After you have identified some shares that interest you, it is time to look at what that specific company has been doing. Are they gradually trending upward, or have they been dropping? Your inclination might be to buy one that is on the rise, but this is not always a good idea. You could end up buying at a peak and losing money as it levels off and falls again. You want to look for a company that you think is going to peak in the near future.

Changes in the Marketplace
One thing that can indicate that a company’s stock is going to go up in the coming weeks or months is something that is changing in the marketplace. For example, if you know that the government just passed a regulation making it mandatory to have some type of safety equipment on all cars, something that was not used all of the time before, it stands to reason that a lot more of those items are going to be produced and sold. You can find a company that sells them and buy the stock, watching it soar as the new contracts are filled.

David Allred is the author and creator of CFW. David has been teaching entrepreneur minded people how to earn a full time income working from the comfort of home for nearly a decade.

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