So, you think you might like to invest in shares, but you’re stuck at the first hurdle thinking: “Yes, but what do I actually do?” Well, you’re not alone, and this series on investment for beginners is for you.
Over the past few months, we’ve taken a look at what shares are and how stock markets work, with the emphasis on what you actually do and how you go about setting up the necessary accounts, transferring money around, and actually buying and selling shares. We’ve also written this free guide — “What Every New Investor Needs To Know” — to help you as well.
Plus, we’ve even set up a sample portfolio, to contain shares about ten companies, with the aim of keeping track of news and results. Please note, the focus here is on the practical operation of the portfolio, not the tracking of its performance (though we hope that will be reasonable, too).
Here are the links to the series so far:
13 December 2013 The Beginners’ Portfolio Gets A Boost From Apple Inc.
10 December 2013 The Beginners’ Portfolio Sells Vodafone Group plc!
28 November 2013 Vodafone Group plc And Tesco PLC Are Looking Good
8 November 2013 BP Plc Is Back On Track
5 November 2013 AT&T Inc. vs Vodafone Group plc Is Scary!
24 October 2013 What If We’d Bought Unilever plc Or Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc?
21 October 2013 Vodafone Group plc Extends Its Domination
15 October 2013 What If We’d Bought Royal Dutch Shell Plc Instead Of BP Plc?
15 October 2013 Tesco PLC Helps Us To A 50% Gain!
9 October 2013 What If We’d Bought AstraZenenca plc?
10 September 2013 Is It Time To Sell Vodafone Group plc?
28 August 2013 News From Aviva plc, Persimmon plc And GlaxoSmithKline plc
15 August 2013 The Beginners’ Portfolio Ponders Selling Tesco PLC
6 August 2013 BAE Systems Plc Boosts The Beginners’ Portfolio
31 May 2013 Should We Sell Vodafone Group Plc? (Vodafone (LSE: VOD))
16 April 2013 Vodafone Group plc And Aviva plc Are In The News
27 March 2013 Vodafone Group plc And Tesco PLC Are In The News
05 March 2013 The Beginners’ Portfolio Ponders Buying An Insurer
26 February 2013 Beginners’ Portfolio Up 22%!
14 January 2013 The Unemotional Investor
28 December 2012 Year-End Valuation
24 December 2012 Don’t Overanalyse!
21 December 2012 Watchlist Update
12 December 2012 Three Shares In The News
22 November 2012 Five Shares In The News
24 October 2012 Time For A Valuation
27 September 2012 2 More Shares To Watch (WS Atkins (LSE: ATK) and TUI Travel (LSE: TT))
06 September 2012 What’s Been Happening
08 August 2012 Time For A Round-Up
18 July 2012 Let’s Buy A Growth Share! (Blinkx (LSE: BLNX))
15 May 2012 How To Come Up With Investing Ideas
11 May 2012 How To Build A Portfolio
10 May 2012 How Much Should You Invest?
08 May 2012 A Cheaper Way To Buy Shares
01 May 2012 How Much Tax Will You Pay?
27 April 2012 How To Buy Shares
24 April 2012 What Is A Stockbroker?
20 April 2012 Ask A Foolish Question — What Drives Share Prices?
20 April 2012 What Is A Share?
19 April 2012 Investment For Beginners
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