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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:

  • "The best way to learn about investing is to do it." - John Rogers
  • "The best way to generate superior returns is to find good companies that are misunderstood by the market." - David Einhorn
  • "Investing is about being patient and waiting for the right opportunity." - Bill Ackman
  • "The best investment opportunities are often found in companies that are out of favor with Wall Street." - Seth Klarman
  • "Investing is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage." - Marty Whitman
  • "The key to successful investing is to buy low and sell high. Sounds simple, but it's not easy." - Charles Brandes
  • "The stock market is a voting machine rather than a weighing machine." - Edward Owens
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