Investment strategies and how to Trade. Newbie to Pro step one

If you are new to investing and you want to start small you have to have a few basics. First you will need a computer, an online broker and some money you can afford to lose. You can start slow without a lot of money, in fact that is the best option if this is your first time. If you want a ton of profits you will need to start with a lot of capital, but if you are willing to learn and can look at it as more of an investment opportunity you will make better decisions and be less likely to lose money. At the end of the day you need to gain capital (make a profit) and not lose much cash in the process.

Here are a few common terms you will be better off remembering now to avoid any confusion later:

Capitol: this is money you are using for investing
Gain: think of this as profits or money made
Call: a stock purchase
Put: a stock sale
Portfolio: this is the selection of shares you own

Those five terms should get you started, we can learn more later. Now you have to decide what stock to invest in, this is where you can earn or lose and it is extremely important to do your research. You should start by watching financial television for a few weeks and really pay attention to the markets, what’s going on in the world and how people and businesses react to changes. You also need to be very careful at selecting companies that are financially stable and not sitting on a lot of debt. The internet will be your best friend, read up on what reputable investors are saying and cross check all information at least four or five times if you are going to commit to buy.

To keep everything organized and keep track of where all your money is

You will need to decide on a stock broker to use, it can be an online service or a live agent. You need to assess the background of the broker you use (online or live) and be positive you are aware of all fees paid and how and when you have to pay. You also need to know all state and federal taxes you will owe on your gains. Depending on your financial & mathematical ability, you may be able to create a price formula for individual trades and for different buying options so that you know exactly what you need to achieve to make gains and how much they will be.

This is a good option to keep you on top of the stock market

Next we look at some simple ideas when figuring out how much to invest, or at least which goal you want to achieve in the future. I made a simple chart showing what your capitol (the amount you are going to use to invest) amount needs to be at various percentage gains from 1-10% to gain $10,000 per year (so assume this chart would be a locked rate at the locked capitol amount for 12 months) you can scale it up or down to meet your needs as well as use it for much shorter time frames to meet your needs. You basically want to decide what percentage gain you want to earn on your capitol, the capitol needed shows you the amount you will gain at that percentage and capitol amount. The best thing to know is that a lower percentage yield is easier to achieve and usually has less risk involved. When you get up to 6% or more you are likely to be in a higher risk situation and it is not advised for a newcomer. A good percentage to stick with would be around 2-3%. At those rates of return you are likely to see some capital gain to help you enjoy investing initially.

For $10,000 yearly gain investing you need to hold the percentage growth below along with the capitol amount for 12 months.

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As a first time investor you should stay away from a million dollar trade account. The fact is though, if you work your way up to a million dollar portfolio you will probably be earning around 6-7% averages, even more if you are meant for this. So a million dollar portfolio could easily gain you $70,000 or more each year. The possibilities are endless. Pair this with a job, career or starting your own business and you are well on your way to weekly retirement vacations, paid college tuitions and homes on the shore. You truly can achieve success based solely on how well you view and move on the stock market.

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Two stocks you should grab a part of on Loyal3.com – This is not stock news, it is investing in it’s simplest form

These days everyone needs and wants to make money, but what are we supposed to do with the money we already have? Well we spend it on tons of cool stuff like sunglasses, game systems and gold phones first, but don’t you like to keep some money “on the side” to use later on? I mean there is nothing better than turning your money into more by just making a few knowledgeable decisions. One way I have found to do just that is a website called Loyal3.com. Maybe you have stayed away from the stock market in the past because it is (and it really is) confusing, overwhelming and can be a burden if not approached correctly. This is where Loyal3 stepped into the game. They give you access to the stock market with no fees and you don’t even have to buy a whole stock. You can literally say “I have an extra $40 and I don’t want to spend it at the mall, I want to turn it into more money, my way where I’m in full control” and that can actually happen.

So now for the two I recommend, why and what you should do with them to prosper. To start, here is the easy one: Walt Disney, stock ticker DIS. Walt Disney has continued to grow its company through entertainment, merchandise and Theme parks continuously since it was founded on October 16, 1923. They don’t show any signs that they ever want to slow down, and I hate to say it but for Disney targeting children is a great way to get adults money into their company bank accounts. What you want to do with Walt Disney is pick out as much money as you can afford to let sit by the wayside and transfer it as a one-time buy to Walt Disney stock through loyal 3. Then just check up on DIS from time to time and pay attention to them in the news, your money will grow and if something ever happens to them simply go on loyal 3 and sell it all. I don’t see this happening anytime soon and by the time it did you would already have yourself a profit gained, so for all of those reasons, go DIS.

Second is one you may already know of as well, they are always in the news: Tesla Motors Inc., stock ticker TSLA. Tesla is a manufacturer of performance electric vehicles and battery technology that is all available to the consumer in many forms. The CEO of Tesla is a very ambitious man with the bank account to back it up. If you have ever thought about getting an ev car or electric truck, then you are probably already familiar with the brand in some depth. The plan for this stock is quite different from the one you should follow with Disney. With Tesla you are going to buy what you can afford with plans to sell shortly after the partial unveiling of the Tesla Model S at the end of March. With $1000 down payments for the Model S beginning March 31 in Tesla stores and online April 1, my bet for this stock is to buy what you can afford now and hold until you get uncomfortable, if ever. I presume this is a true winner and will be highly profitable if you get in and start owning Tesla now. As far as I can see this is a good one to get rid of before 2017 and chalk it up as a win. You can stay in much longer if you like, I am just trying to make you some money and I can’t see far into the future. This may be a great opportunity for a first time investor to make a little money and gain confidence to delve deeper into the stock market later on.

So to sum it all up, If you want to truly “invest” grab some Walt Disney stock (DIS) and hold on to it until you are older or pass it along to generations down the line. If you want to make some money more quickly buy some Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) stock and get rid of all or most of it before 2017. You can do any of this very easily using Loyal3.com. You can buy as little as $10 worth of any stock they offer to get your feet wet in investing and there are no fees. So do some math, figure out what you are willing to put aside and get into the excitement of investing in the stock market and profiting from your decisions. Last but most important, please do not use any amount of money that you can’t afford to lose. Just like in life, in the stock market there are no guarantees. #happyfuture