Essential Financial Investment Tips for Novices

by Mike on September 2, 2014

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If you’re thinking about starting out as a financial investor but you don’t have any experience in the field knowing where to begin can be extremely daunting. With thousands of possible techniques to master and tables and charts that probably won’t make much sense to you at first, investing on the financial markets can seem impossible to crack for beginners. The truth is that with a small grasp of the basic concepts you can start investing wisely, and from there you can build up your advanced knowledge.

All investing is inherently risky but if you follow the sound advice below you’re likely to come out better off than you would have done otherwise.


A Combination of Fundamental and Technical Analysis

Broadly speaking there are two main methods that you can use to help yourself make a more sound investment decision: a fundamental and technical analysis. Fundamental analysis is largely tracking the asset you’re looking to invest in on the news and seeing how the socioeconomic and geopolitical landscape is treating your potential investment. If there is a war in the country you’re thinking of investing in oil in, for example, its price could increase, and you could sell for higher amounts.

Technical analysis is the use of statistics to help predict the future price of an asset based on its past performance. Crucially although many people will suggest that one or the other method is better than the other it’s actually always best to use a combination of both in conjunction.


Seek the Advice of Traders with More Experience

Many people think that when they start out investing that there will be no guidance or advice available to them and that your all on your own. If you fall into this category and that you feel like you’re trading alone, or you’re trading incorrectly one of the best ways to learn how to make better investment decisions is to ask other more experienced investors. If you dont have contact with anyone who falls into this category most current trading platforms now provide the ability to connect to others on a built-in social trading platform where you can share ideas with others and learn from them. Similarly investment experts online such as Killik&Co offer a range of educational tools based on their past experience so that you get your knowledge up to speed quickly.


Trade On the Go

As well as being a social activity trading no longer means you have to tie yourself to your desktop PC or laptop. Instead you can take your trading platform with you and trade on the go using an app-based platform on your phone or tablet. This means you can invest on the bus, from a bar or at your friend’s house. The possibilities with today’s modern digital connectivity are endless.


So there you have it – some of the most simple advice I could give you with regards to financial investing. If you’re just starting out use this advice as a platform to build your own advanced knowledge from and avoid the pitfalls in the financial market.


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