If you don’t have much, if any, experience with investments then you’re in the right place. Whether you are just looking to play a little in the market, or invest in some stable companies for your retirement, there are first some basic things you need to know. I’ll go through these here, and where you can find out more about them.
There is a wealth of information on the internet about investing, and I have picked out some videos and reading material that you can work your way through and learn the basics. The purpose of this page is not to make you into the next Warren Buffett, it is to give you the ground knowledge necessary if you want to start investing. Once you have this, you can move onto my Advanced Investing page which has far more in depth reading material to go through, and where you can start your journey to becoming the next Warren Buffett!
What are stocks?
What is the stock market?
Why do people want a return on their money?
Introduction to investing
Time for a break from videos and to do some actual reading. Read this short, but thorough series on Investopedia about investing.
Make sure you read all eight articles in the series.
What is value investing?
An intro to financial statements
Words of wisdom from value investing gurus
That’s all there is in this basic investing introduction. This will give you the foundation you need to go out and start reading more on investments and to have a good understanding, as well as the right sort of approach to investing. If you are keen to learn more, then move onto my Advanced Investing article. Be warned though, it will involve a lot more reading and effort, but the rewards are great!