Updated: Mar 30
Investing in the stock market is a lucrative way to become a millionaire potentially – and like all money-making has risks.
The key is to follow the best investment practices to increase your chances of success.
Step-by-step investing instructions
Follow these step-by-step instructions for how to build a portfolio using investment principles that consistently work overtime.
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How to Invest in 2021
Key Investing Rules
Should your money be in a bank account? The risk of, say, a 20% drop may not be something for your after all. There are no risk-free returns in investing in stocks.
Work out level of Safety
Once you know you want to invest, then you need to work out the level of safety. For instance, I think Microsoft is safe. And you may want stocks more like that.
If you’re younger and can wait and make up for market falls, then you may want something riskier. Personally, that’s not for me.
Pick a stock or two
Building your portfolio is more involved than just picking a stock or two. It requires understanding its components, interconnectedness, and how they interact with one another.
Hold for 12 months
Build a portfolio that will help you achieve your financial goals. So that means in my view holding for 12 months, then reviewing. 15 stocks.
Follow the 12-15-25 rule
Getting in, is not the problem. Barclays Stockbrokers, HL, Halifax, all make it easy to do that. It’s people don’t know the process after that. Which is why I have my 12-15-25 rule. 12 months, 15 stocks, and if any drops 25% from the highest since you bought it, then sell to protect your profits or capital.
Do not simply assume fund managers will protect you and are experts. They too often blow up like Neil Woodford. Financial advisors in my experience have conflicts of interest and ignorance often blocking their way.
Not recommendations, but I own Square, Microsoft, TechTarget, Apple, Amazon, Globant, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard among others.
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