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What is your advice for a 20-year-old who wants to start investing in the stock market?

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Heena Samuel

Always look on the brighter side of life

Once you turn 20 years of your age, you start to think of individual financial security for your future. At this point in time, you may get to know about some financial schemes and plans which promises to give you the maximum number of securities and certain things which sounds to be too good. But, always remember that there is a proverb, “all that glitters is not gold. Therefore, you need to be very selective and educate yourself about investments and its authenticity. Here is some advice for you if you are planning to start investing in the stock market. 

1. The stock market is all about the ongoing share plans and the first thing which you need to do before the investment is to learn a lot about the current position of the stock market and follow an expert who can help you with the investment plans. Experts help you to check the prices of the daily stocks and give the best opportunity to invest your money.

2. Don’t be too quick to invest in many stocks at a time. If you have already spent an amount in one share, then wait for a few months before making another share. It helps you in reducing market risk factors.

3. Investing a considerable amount of money in one stock is not a smart practice. Try to break your prices at smaller amounts and distribute it in small shares like some in mutual funds, some amount in debentures and the rest in other forms of avenues. You can get the benefit of some stocks, and your risk factors will decrease.

4. Beware of frauds as this sector of finance contains a lot of fake news and plans. Always trust in renowned business policies and study about the plans from all sorts of information like websites, networks, YouTube, and other investors.

5. Buying a stock is always profitable than selling it. So be confident about it and move on. Keep patience after investing your money as it is a long term process to make money and it does not happen by a day.

6. Try to invest after you have enough money to invest instead of borrowing from others. This creates stress, and if somehow you face any loss, you need to face burden while paying your debts.

7. Checking your stock price regularly is not a good idea. Long term stock market price may face ups and downs and then finally increase. Thus, don’t create panic uselessly.

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