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Stock Market Tips For Beginners

Stock Market Tips for New TradersYou have worked hard to earn your money and now you are ready to invest it. Investing in the stock market is a good place to do this. However it comes with its share of risks. For this reason you need to know what you are doing before you jump right in. Here we look at some stock market tips for those who are new to the world of trading.

Success is what you are aiming for when you trade in the stock market. What you need to decide first is your purpose for trading. What is the goal that underlies it? Are you looking for an additional source of income or do you want to grow your money so you can retire more comfortably? Or perhaps do you hope to retire at an earlier age than you had originally anticipated? Before you begin trading you need to carefully define your goal(s). Once you do that then you can devise a strategy for trading that will allow you to reach your goal.

Speaking of trading strategies, you need to learn to be as versatile and flexible as possible. This is because no one strategy will work in all of the markets, nor will it work all of the time. You need to develop at least three or more trading strategies. For example, you need one strategy for when the markets are moving higher, another for when they are moving sideways and yet another for when they are falling.

Hiring a broker is expensive and for that reason you should either find a broker at a low cost or choose to do your own investing. As long as your investing education is good you should not encounter any problems doing your own investing once you understand how it works and get the hang of it. For example, it can cost you in the range of hundreds of dollars to hire a full service broker to place a single trade for you. On the other hand, if you are a shrewd shopper you can find an online discount broker who can place a trade for you and it will cost you five dollars per trade (or in some cases, even less).

Before you go ahead and invest your money, take the time to practice paper trading with your stocks and your strategies. When you hear the term “Paper Trading” all it means is that you locate the stocks that you wish to invest in and from there you play act by pretending to purchase them. Do this for a time until you feel confident, comfortable and competent about trading real money. You will know you are ready to trade with real money once your paper trades show profits on paper on a consistent basis.

The stock market can be tough for those who are just starting out. For that reason you need to decide on an exit strategy before you purchase any stocks whatsoever. You need a plan before you buy a stock and then you need to stick with it after the purchase has been made. You also need to figure out at which price you will exit at on the upside or the downside. Be consistent with the plan you set for yourself.

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