It is an often-quoted fact that 90% of people who begin stock market investing 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 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 trading books, they will 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 is not financially hazardous.
On our website, www.beginning-investing.com, we also showcase our pick of other traders who have gone through this learning process, developed a system, and now offer to pass on that system for a fee.
Beginning stock market investing is an exciting enterprise. The rewards can be tremendous - and I'm not just talking about the financial rewards. Just look at the facts - as a successful trader you are 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 - beach party anyone?!
So, we congratulate you on your decision to begin investing, or just to learn more about investing in stocks. If these are your first steps into trading, welcome to the world's best career!