Money Matter: Stocks 101

I’ve got a secret to tell you- I’m historically awful when it comes to money. I overspend like crazy! I’ve been trying to get better (I’ll share another blog post about ways I’ve been doing that soon) and one thing I’ve been doing is trying to become more aware of how finances and acquiring wealth works.Β  One way to have your money work for you is through stocks.Β Stocks are a great money-making venture to invest in for a multitude of reasons. Unfamiliar with how they work? Check out the info below!

 

What Are Stocks?

 

Stocks are an intangible purchase. When you purchase a stock, you don’t get anything physical in return. Instead, you receive a share of the company that sells it to you. The value of your stock will change in line with the value of the company that it is tied to. When the price increases significantly, you can sell it on, making a profit on your first investment. Alternatively, you can invest in dividend stocks. Dividend stocks mean that you purchase a share of the given company’s profits rather than the company itself. If the company earns a lot in a given year, you will receive a chunk of this!

 

Choosing a Trading Platform/

 

When you get seriously involved with stocks and shares, you will carry your work out on a trading platform. There are, of course, plenty of these on the market, and these are all going to be competing with one another in order to encourage you to use them over their competitors. So, make sure to browse through your options. Consider reading reviews on different platforms too, in order to get a good idea of how other individuals have found the experience. Take a look at this tastyworks review to get started!

 

Making the Most of Trading Apps.

 

In order to succeed in stocks and shares, you will need to dedicate a whole lot of time to keeping an eye on the market. This can be nigh on impossible to achieve alone, as everyone needs to take breaks to sleep, eat, and take care of other business. This is where trading apps can come into play. These apps can track the markets on your behalf. They can alert you to changes in the market, sending advice regarding when to buy and sell shares. If you are skeptical when it comes to technology, you can always hire a stockbroker to take care of your stocks on your behalf. Sure, this may be a little more expensive, but it takes a whole lot of pressure and responsibility off your shoulders.

 

These are just the basics of making money through stocks and shares. Hopefully, the above information can help to guide you in the right direction!

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