1) Investing 101: Introduction

Are you tired of the 8-hour work routine? Have you dreamed of starting your own business one day? Are you interested in investing, but don’t know where to start?

If your answer is “yes” to the questions above, you’ve come to the right place. This tutorial series will guide you through the basic practices of investing. The world of finance can be confusing, but once you learn the different concepts and terms used in stocks, trading and finance it won’t be as complicated as it first seems.

Investing is not just about having the capital to start your own business, nor is it a get-rich-in-21-days scheme of the type heavily advertised all over the web. Learning how to take control of your personal finances successfully will take time. It may be difficult at first, but once you learn the basics of investing your efforts will be rewarded. In investing you are constantly called upon to make choices, and once you are informed you will be empowered to make the best decisions for yourself.

This tutorial will help you understand what investing mean sand how money earns through compounding. We will also teach you the building blocks of the investing world and the markets, share with you the systematic procedures and strategies to use, and help you choose which investing plan of action is best for you.

Always remember that there are no “stupid” questions. Don’t be embarrassed to ask about something that is not clear to you. We’d love to hear from our readers after all. However, we encourage you to finish reading the rest of the tutorial before you raise your questions. Chances are, it will be answered in the later parts of the discussion. Have a pen and paper ready to jot down notes on concepts that are unclear to you.

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