Mick Brooks - Author, speaker, entrepreneur and investor
Why do some investors make money so easily while others fail? Welcome to Beginning Investing in Stocks, a site for those of you who are ready to learn how to invest. This is Stock Investing 101, how the market works, based on our many years of actively trading the global stock markets. Knowledge is a wonderful thing - you can give it away, and still keep it yourself. Having used this knowledge for great personal reward, we now want to spread the message, and hopefully the wealth! Although you will find our site full of stock investing advice, you won't find any stock recommendations or hot tips. But you will find passion... we love investing, and we hope to make you love it too!
Investment strategy 90% of people who begin investing in stocks give up within a year, presumably having totally lost or at least decimated their capital. How do you end up on the right side of that 90/10 line? Every successful trader has a stock trading system by which they trade, a set of rules that tell them what to buy, how much to buy, when to buy it, and when to sell. The problem is that you probably have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince, and that costs money. If you read the investment books, they'll tell you that you shouldn't expect otherwise - every profession has a training period, and this training is going to cost you money. We know in our case that early tuition cost us around $30,000! This website is our attempt to pass on lessons learned, so that investing in stocks for the beginner isn't financially hazardous.
Beginning investing in stocks in 2013
Beginning investing in stocks is an exciting enterprise. The rewards can be tremendous - and we're not just talking about the financial rewards. Just look at the facts - as a successful trader you're your own boss - you choose when and how much to work (it can be as little as 5 minutes a day!), and you work not just from home but from ANYWHERE with an internet connection. We trade from a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand - beach party anyone?!
So, we congratulate you on your decision to begin investing, or just to find out more about investing in stocks. Even if you intend to pass your investment decisions to the professionals, it's important that you understand what they're doing with your money. Your education can be gradual, but it should be ongoing, and the best education comes from practical experience - start small, make some mistakes, but learn from them. You will find the pages of our site packed with free information, but if you need more in-depth advice, take a look at our guides.
If these are your first steps into trading, welcome to the world's best career!