Are you planning to enter in the field of stock market? Well it’s nothing less than a bull fight. You can’t pre-assume anyone’s win and it’s risky as hell. Sometimes investing becomes so risky that your life totally depends on it, for some its life-saver and for some life-taker. Before joining this field you should know what you are getting into. Investing without any knowledge can be very harmful for you and your family. There are some basic things about stocks that you should be aware of. Thought investing is very simple but on contrary it’s not easy. To bet on a stock that it will grow and fetch you more profit is like risking on a blind man to save some lives, you need adequate knowledge and skills to do this and if you don’t know the basics of stock market then you should not even think of entering into this field.
The first thing to understand is the importance of stocks. Now what are stocks? When a company wants to increase its capital it issues stocks, which are small shares of the company which gives the right of ownership to the investors. Now although they have every right in any matter of how the company runs but then they are not obligated if the company is hit by any law suit or defaults.
Now you can buy stocks of any company and buying it of a new one maybe very risky but then the potential gain is much greater when you invest in a growing company rather than a well-established one. Invest only in companies that are sold on the open market, these companies are the ones which are listed on the public exchanges like National Stock Exchange (NSE) or the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
The value of stocks depends upon the health of the company, if a company is prospering and growing then the value of the stocks of that company will grow but if the company is going down and is not keeping fine financially the value of the stocks of that company will automatically go down.
Now generally the conditions of the stock market are described in two ways it’s either a bear market or bull market. Now when there is continuous downward of the stock market they call it a “bear market” but when it’s the other way round and the stock market is touching the sky they call it a “bull market”.
Now even though it’s easy and very profitable to make and invest in bull market but with good knowledge and skills investors do invest during the bear market because they know that the down is temporary and soon it will go up, so it gives a chance to the investors to take care of the stocks and invest because you get stocks at a lower price than their previous selling price.
To invest you need money, and apart from the money you need a more important thing if you want to succeed; it’s your skill and knowledge.
When you start investing make sure you know the basics of stock market. There are things which you will have to keep in mind and follow. Now, to go ahead you need a broker to buy and sell the shares, a broker is someone who takes your command and buy and sells the stocks you order them to do, there are many types of brokers some just follows your order and buy and sell the share, they are knows as discounted brokers and the other ones are called full-service broker, they guide and give full time service regarding the shares and keep the client updated about the market all the time.
A broker is the only mediator who can help you out to decide the type of investment you should make and the stocks in which you should invest.
Now there are two types of order, if you want to sell and buy a stock at the current market price then it’s called the “market order” but when you want to buy and sell a stock at a certain price, either below or more than the market price, then it’s called a “stop order” or a “limit order”.
When it comes to stock market, there are many things you should be careful about, some people learn it the hard way but even then there is no sure short cut to the success, if nothing else then experience will let you know all about it.