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How to Invest for Beginners

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Hey friends, in this video I'll give you a complete breakdown of how to get started with investing your hard earned cash, what various terms mean in the financial world and how to avoid taking high risks.

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00:00 Intro
00:56 – What happens to my money over time?
02:00 – Stop money from losing value over time.
02:35 – How do I make money?
03:52 – What is an investment?
05:34 – What are shares?
07:09 – How do I buy a share?
08:17 – How do I decide which shares to buy?
09:34 – What's an index fund?
15:12 – Isn't investing risky?
20:55 – When should I get started?
23:39 – How much money do I need to get started?
25:39 – How do I begin?


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  1. *The first step to learning day trading is reading books and watching videos! This is the process of gaining knowledge. But remember, just because you read a book on sky diving doesn’t mean you’re ready to jump out of an airplane!. you must work with an advisor*

  2. *Its so incredible what the world is changing into , everyone here needs to start small and believe me I know that hasn’t been easy but whatever is worth while never comes easy, don’t forget this guys*

  3. When referencing corporate America, he said “They don’t really care about you as they make it seem” realest thing he said…I’ve seen experienced it first hand in the DMV. Black ppl aren’t really respected in corporate America. Glad that he was able to get out of there and become his own boss *EXTREMETOPPERS*

    • Getting money is an issue that everyone has needs in order to live a better and luxurious life. Life was difficult for me until i began trading,and I’m now earning a lot of money even with the current crash happening in the trading market. I still make gains using a better strategies….

    • Every financial goal requires patience, dedication and consistent spirit knowing that trading is currently the most lucrative business in the world

    • Trading with an expert is the best strategies for newbies and busy investors who have little or no time to monitor trade.

    • @@gardnertradinghouse6390 I stumbled upon one of your clients TESTlMONIES SIR Gardner decided to try it out …
      Now im getting my third cashout in two days

  4. Can’t deny the fact that *VRI TOKEN* is the strongest bet to bring power back to this industry after we suffered FTX, Celsius, Tera and so on. Sure if they fail it’s done for good, but I don’t see that the biggest tech company in the world would put everything at risk just for that.

  5. My honest advise to new investors ,buy and hold quality stocks. Ignore market forecasts and opinions, they’re mostly entertaining but not very helpful.

    • Achieving significant returns isn’t about volatile stocks; it’s about effectively balancing risk and reward. Proper position sizing and leveraging your advantage repeatedly are essential, whether you’re a long-term investor or a day trader.

    • Certainly, many underestimate advisors until emotions lead to losses. A few summers ago, during a tough divorce, I sought a licensed advisor who, through diligent work, boosted my business from $190k to around $720k despite inflation.

    • Stacey Lee Decker is my advis0r. She has since provided entry and exit points on the securities I concentrate on. If you want to check her out, you may do so online.

  6. Heard someone say the best season for a fin.ancial breakthrough is now, I have approximately $250k stagnant in my port_folio that needs growth. What is the best way to take advantage of this downturn?

    • People spend their money when they have it. And when they have more money, some people tend to spend it more. You should speak with a financial expert if you wish to improve your financial management.

    • Very true. Despite having no prior investing knowledge, I started investing before the pandemic and pulled in a profit of approximately $950k that same year. In reality, all I was doing was getting professional advice.

    • How can I participate in this? I sincerely aspire to establish a secure financlal future and am eager to participate. Who is the driving force behind your success?

    • I just googled her and I’m really impressed with her credentials; I reached out to her since I need all the assistance I can get. I just scheduled a caII.

  7. I just sold a property in Portland and I’m thinking to put the cash in stocks, I know everyone is saying its ripe enough, but Is this a good time to buy stocks? How long until a full recovery? How are other people in the same markt raking in over $200k gains with months, I’m really just confused at this point

    • you are right. it’s been a brisk tailwind for lnvestors in US stocks over the decades but it is still a delicate season now, so I advise you to consider the guidance of a financiaI advisor

    • Very true. Despite having no prior investing knowledge, I started investing before the pandemic and pulled in a profit of approximately $950k that same year. In reality, all I was doing was getting professional advice.

    • How can I participate in this? I sincerely aspire to establish a secure financlal future and am eager to participate. Who is the driving force behind your success?

    • There are a lot of independent advisors you might look into. But i work with Viviana Marisa Coelho and I have been working together for nearly four years, and she is excellent. You could proceed with her if she satisfies your discretion. I endorse her.

    • I just googled her and I’m really impressed with her credentials; I reached out to her since I need all the assistance I can get. I just scheduled a caII.

  8. I like investing in close-end funds that pay monthly dividends. The trick is to hold long term and reinvest the monthly dividends plus buy more shares on a monthly basis or when ever you can afford to. This can be easily done because close-end funds are bought and sold on the stock market just like regular stock. That’d be enough to create a portfolio that would pay you between $50k to $70k in dividend income

    • Just because there are opportunities in the market doesn’t mean you should go in blindly. To understand the potential factors that contribute to your financial growth, I’ll advise you to seek the help of a professional

    • I completely agree; I am 50 years old, recently retired, and have approximately $1,250,000 in external retirement funds. I am debt free and have very little money in retirement funds compared to the total value of my portfolio over the past three years. To be honest, having a portfolio-advisor for investing is genius!

    • As a new investor it’s always great to hear from a person who has gone through all the difficult times and come ahead of it. What are some strategies i can employ to be successful?

    • I work with an FA named Natalie Lynn Fisk. Her honest approach gives me complete ownership and control over my position, and her rates are incredibly affordable given my ROI. You should check her out.

    • I copied her whole name and pasted it into my browser; her website appeared immediately, and her qualifications are excellent; thank you for sharing.

  9. THANKS. Just what I needed to watch. My wife and I are administrators of our farming business and our own properties, as well as small pensions.
    am almost 56, my Wife is 52. We have started saving for retirement from the farm and maybe live off rental income, I would really appreciate it if you would do a video on how to earn passive income online and retire comfortably let’s say 3 million bucks.

    • I’m in line with having an advisor oversee my day-to-day investing cos, my job doesn’t permit me free time. Thankfully, my portfolio has 5X in barely 5 years, summing up nearly $1m to date.

    • I totally agree, I’m 60 and just retired with about a million in outside retirement funds, no debts and very small dollars in retirement funds compared to my balance of portfolio over the past 3 years to date. tbh, the role of an invt-advisor can only be overlooked, not denied. Just do your research to find a reputable one.

    • This is exactly how I wish to get my finances coordinated ahead of retirement.
      Can you recommend the financial advisor you used to get ahead?

  10. As always, a great analysis. Newcomers often wonder if it’s too late to navigate the financial market, but the market is always unpredictable. Trading has more advantages than simply holding, so it’s important to learn before diving in. Active trades are necessary to ride the market’s waves. Thanks to Walter James Henry’s insights, daily trade signals, and my dedication to learning, I’ve been increasing my daily earnings. Kudos to the journey ahead!>>

    • Interesting!! I’m so excited, seeing mr Walter, being mentioned here because his strategies have also normalized winning trades for me. and it’s a huge milestone for me looking back to how it all started.

    • After I raised up to 325k trading with her I bought a new House and a car here in the states also paid for my son’s surgery (Oscar). Glory to God.shalom..

    • Honestly this cannot be overemphasized, helping people mitigate unforseen circumstances and mistakes It’s always good to have a financial plan

  11. Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see as wealth, a great career, purpose is the result of hard work. 🤑🤑

    • Since meeting Expert Faith, I now agree that with an expert managing your portfolio, the rate of profit is high, with less risk.

    • I agree with you. I’m not here to converse for her but to testify just for what I’m sure of, she’s trust worthy and best option ever seen..

  12. A crash and bullish market provides equal high-yield potential, it’s all about information and strategy application, I’ve seen folks make huge 7figure profit in a crashing market and pull it off much easily in a bull market Unequivocally the crash/recession is getting somebody somewhere rich.

    • On occasion you can beat the market with blind luck, but I wouldn’t depend on it. Having a science background there is a saying, ‘Luck favors the informed’, I’ve found it to be true, allowed me in great part to retire early

    • ANGELA LYNN SCHILLING’ is her name. She is regarded as a genius in her area and works for Empower Financial Services. She’s quite known in her field, look—her up.

    • Thank you for this tip. It was easy to find your coach. Did my due diligence on her before scheduling a phone call with her. She seems proficient considering her resume.

  13. Given the current uncertain circumstances, it’s crucial to grasp effective financial management, prudent investing, and adeptly maneuvering through economic downturns. However, my main focus revolves around boosting my stagnant reserve of $240k, which has remained idle for far too long with minimal to no growth. While I’m committed to the long-term approach, the erosion of my savings due to inflation and the daily depreciation of my portfolio demand immediate attention and a solution.

    • The present market conditions could offer chances to enhance earnings quickly, yet to implement such a plan, expertise is essential.

    • The significance of advisors often goes unrecognized until emotions cloud judgment. I remember a couple of summers ago, during a challenging divorce, when I needed significant assistance to sustain my business. Turning to licensed advisors, I discovered someone highly qualified. Despite inflation, she played a crucial role in boosting my reserves from $275k to $850k.

    • ‘Laurelyn Gross Pohlmeier’ is the licensed advisor I use. Just research the name. You’d find necessary details to work with a correspondence to set up an appointment.

    • I searched for her complete name on the internet and located her page. I then sent an email and scheduled a meeting to converse with her; now, I’m awaiting her response.

  14. I’ve never believed stock purchase to be so difficult, it’s always easy getting a stock in my opinion, however knowing when to get in and also out ensures for lucrative returns, this is what I’m really curious about, ideas?

    • You’ve got a point, entry point and exit point is a major area that get a lot of investors on losses, I believe to get positive on the market, consistency and dedication to continually learning about the market would be as major aid, a lot of persons also get pro aid as an alternative.

    • The current market might give opportunities to maximize profit within a short term, but in order to execute such a strategy, you must be a skilled practitioner.

    • How can one find a verifiable financial planner? I would not mind looking up the professional that helped you. I will be retiring in two years and I might need some management on my much larger portfolio. Don’t want to take any chances.

    • I’d say do a little due diligence and research on “Anna Rounds Fay”…. Truly worth the effort!

    • Anna Rounds Fay a highly respected figure in her field. I suggest delving deeper into her credentials, as she possesses extensive experience and serves as a valuable resource for individuals seeking guidance in navigating the financial market.


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