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How to start investing in the stock market

- TraderHQ Staff

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So... you've got your finances in order and are ready to start investing in the stock market? Great. Now you need to your investing goals, where you want to invest, how much and your risk tolerance.

How to start investing in the stock market

Get started early

Compound interest is an investors best friend and allows your investments to snowball over time.

If you invest $10,000 at age 20 and never invest more money you'll be sitting on $602,401 at age 63 (based on 10% annual return).

And your returns will be significantly higher if you added to your investment each year.

How much should i invest?

You need to decide what your investment goals are and what your timeline is to reach the goal.

Retirement is

Quotes of the Day:

  • “History provides a crucial insight regarding market crises: they are inevitable, painful and ultimately surmountable.” - Shelby M.C. Davis
  • "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it". - Henry Ford
  • "The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient". – Warren Buffett
  • "You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don't understand that's going to happen, then you're not ready, you won't do well in the markets." – Peter Lynch
  • "Investors should purchase stocks like they purchase groceries, not like they purchase perfume". – Ben Graham
  • "The four most expensive words in the english language are, “This time it’s different.". - Sir John Templeton
  • “The function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” - John Kenneth Galbraith
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