Investing, Tell me everything!

I'd love to learn some of the basic ins and outs of investing!

Anyone want to give me a quick run down?

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I'm more interested in how to go about investing rather than what to invest in as far as stocks go. :)

Buy low sell high.

Also short dia with put options that expire next dec. Bet the farm, itll be fun. Phone Post 3.0

Roth IRA. Start ASAP. Max out at 5,000 a year. Retire a millionaire after the compounded interest. Phone Post 3.0

I cannot imagine a place where you'd get better advice about investing than the OG.

Investing is all about risk, my friend. In very general, simple terms- if you invest in something very low risk, you can expect a very low return. High Risk- potential high return. 

If you put your money into a locked account, lets say for 5 years, you can pretty much guarantee the amount of money you get back after 5 years. (hypothetically)

If you take that money and instead of locking it away for 5 years you invest in some brand new company with a lot of potential, you could see a huge return in that same year.

Similarily, you could go to the casino and put all your money on red. This kind of investing is very similar to gambling unless you invest your time to gain the knowledge neeeded to invest your money with more of a calculated risk. 

This is obviously a very general explanation of investing, I am not any sort of expert- I'm expecting my business degree this April.

It's all about risk, my friend. . . 

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''Unless you invest your time to gain the knowledge neeeded to invest your money with more of a calculated risk''

That's what you're gonna have to do if you want to diy. Read, read, read and learn learn learn. Until you do this its probably best you stay away from stock picking

Funds might be a good idea. Find something with a good record and low costs and figure out the best way to keep putting money there while being tax efficient.

It's important to cut out all of the bullshit. Don't make any decisions based on something you heard on tv or on forums... Even what I'm telling you now is nonsense.

Then if you want to stock pick for long term investments, learn how to read balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. Learn some of the important ratios and what they mean.

Once you do that it's still not enough. You also have to think about a companys advantages, strengths, prospects and compare to similar companies while keeping in mind wtf is going on in the economy and trying to figure out where we're heading.

Once you do that, pm me n tell me how the fuck you did it. Phone Post 3.0

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MRXC - You can't learn this in a weekend or a year.

This job is a mix of emotional control, foresight, instincts and balls. You need to hold enough liquid capital to make moves when they need to be made, this isn't a job for the meek or underfunded.

I've had so many clients think they can do this on their own, after seeing what I do, they take their account and go home, one year later they get brought back by their Wife, usually by the ear, because they lose their ass trying to be a fake broker on Scottrade. Don't be a fool with your money. You work hard for it. Let someone who's only job is to make money worry about growing it for you.

Now I'm done educating. Do what you want.

I'm only 31 and manage 35+ Million dollars, what do I know?
You seem like a great chap. Tell us more about yourself and the fund you manage... Phone Post 3.0

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nobadanymore - 
MRXC - You can't learn this in a weekend or a year.

This job is a mix of emotional control, foresight, instincts and balls. You need to hold enough liquid capital to make moves when they need to be made, this isn't a job for the meek or underfunded.

I've had so many clients think they can do this on their own, after seeing what I do, they take their account and go home, one year later they get brought back by their Wife, usually by the ear, because they lose their ass trying to be a fake broker on Scottrade. Don't be a fool with your money. You work hard for it. Let someone who's only job is to make money worry about growing it for you.

Now I'm done educating. Do what you want.

I'm only 31 and manage 35+ Million dollars, what do I know?
You seem like a great chap. Tell us more about yourself and the fund you manage... Phone Post 3.0

I don't manage a fund, I'm an advisor. Whole different set of licenses. Fund managers make money that makes my income look weak sauce.
How do you manage 35+ million?. I though you'd have to be a manager to do the managing, no?.

What's been your best performer this year?. Phone Post 3.0

Yeah, it's been a helluva year. If you managed at least 20% you're doing pretty damn good. I'd still like to know your best performer, though.

Or maybe one prediction for next year?, what's looking good?...

We can't have an advisor on without asking a prediction :-) Phone Post 3.0

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nobadanymore - Yeah, it's been a helluva year. If you managed at least 20% you're doing pretty damn good. I'd still like to know your best performer, though.

Or maybe one prediction for next year?, what's looking good?...

We can't have an advisor on without asking a prediction :-) Phone Post 3.0

Not allowed to do that. I could tell you what my firms analysts have a A rating on right now. Pick a industry and I'll give you the info.

I'm in Canada so some of my top dogs might not be companies you know much about.

Magna International was great this year, was in it all year, almost 100% gainer. Car Parts.
Yeah, I'm in the UK. My knowledge on companies is pretty limited. I can think of one Canadian company right now and it's doing terrible... You'll probably know which one I mean.

Anyway, it's 7am here. I need to go dream. Later, bra. Phone Post 3.0

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Before you invest anything read The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein. That book will save you tens of thousands of dollars, if not more, over your lifetime.