Stock market investing is not for the faint hearted! One wrong move and you’re toast! So, what I’ve done is written an article that will serve as a guide and compel you to think strategically about stock investing. I’m a big fan of evolutionary investing and earning your right to risk. If you’re new to stock market investing then this beginner’s guide should point you in the right direction to safe and highly profitable stock market investing.
There’s no doubt about it that stock investing is a key part of wealth building. Oftentimes, I’m asked by early-stage investors: “How do I go about investing in the stock market?” Oftentimes, I blithely respond “Don’t, you’re not ready yet”. I say this for impact. I want people to take note and avoid getting roasted by the stock market. I want people to ask themselves the real question behind the question, that is: “Am I ready to invest in the stock market?” Puzzled!? Let me explain. If you’re a stock market beginner, listen up!
Pyramid Investing – What Shape is Your Pyramid?
No, I’m not talking about buying shares in heavily-eroded ancient Egyptian pyramids! A sound investing framework is regularly depicted as a pyramid – investing first in a secure base of cash and cash equivalents (Money Market Funds, Certificates of Deposit etc) then moving up the pyramid into bonds (government and corporate) before you start investing in large-cap stocks and so on.
Most novice investors I know get involved in stock market investing too early without having earned the right to risk. They haven’t built a sufficient, secure base to their investment pyramid first and leap-frog their way to the top of the pyramid in pursuit of high returns. Indeed, some make the same mistake by leap-frogging into real estate investment too soon also. Their lack of experience and financial intelligence means they expect to make quick and large returns, but oftentimes instead end up losing a lot of their hard-earned capital. As budding sophisticated investors, we want to avoid these pitfalls. I believe in earning your right to risk.
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About Keelan Cunningham
Keelan Cunningham is an entrepreneur, multiple business owner, author, and personal finance/wealth building specialist. Keelan’s passion is helping people improve their business acumen and personal wealth creation strategies, so they can lead a truly wealthy life in all aspects and with any luck similarly transform the lives of others.
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