For you to earn all the money you want in your business or work, enough to live in the home you want, drive the cars you want, and take care of your family’s future is quite easy. The secret as I have always said is through Investment.
You can invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, forex, commodities like gold, silver, and other precious metals. Let’s discuss stocks for now. When you own stocks of a company it means you are part-owner of the company. The stocks you buy are called shares and you usually buy through a stockbroker. You get dividends from the company whenever they make a profit. If you want to invest in stock you must learn to invest with value, invest in companies with strong fundamentals.
Fundamentals entails strong earnings, products, services, market shares, dividends polices, etc. Form the habit of reading annual reports of companies, no matter how boring it helps. Check the price of stock, sources of income/cashflow of the company, cash flow sustainability, earnings growth, dividends, board and management of company, policy consistency. Contact the company and ask them useful questions.
Simply put it means choosing a company that has good prospects of making profits year in year out. For example if you find a company that sell soft drinks. You have taken the drinks before and you like it, many friends of yours have also testified that it is a good drink which refreshes and quenches thirst. You research the company through an investment professional and your own research.
After your investigations, you decide that the company is good, it is a solid company that will sell more and more drinks in the future, you should buy its shares. Get a good stockbroker and start buying shares of that company. I’ve always seen stock as a good form of investment. A place where I can put my money and relax knowing that my money is working hard to make money for me. Of course there is risk involved, but with due investigations, you’ll come out tops most times.
I bought my first stock with my salary from a holiday job. I knew that I could make a lot of money by investing in the stock exchange. But to make millions I needed to invest more money. So I decided to go into business to raise some money to invest in the stocks I choose. In subsequent articles we look at the business that I did, how I raised money for stocks, how I chose the company to buy share from.
Meanwhile let me hear from you. What do you think of stocks, do you prefer bonds or any other type of investments to stocks? Which is the best form of investment to you? Do you have shares of any company?