The act of investing in, or spending money, time and effort on a business or some other things, in hope of making a profit, best defines investment. It could be Real Estate, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Foreign Exchange etc. Whatever it is, there are rules and guides to achieving success in investments, which, when adhered to, result in achieving much greater heights of success.
Considering the huge amount of risks associated with most investments, it is of vital importance, to know the rules and guides first, irrespective of one’s financial status, before one could engage oneself in an investment of any kind whatsoever, in order not to be an object of pity, due to a mistake, of not going by the rules.
According to experts, the Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) of the United States, defines an individual as an Average Investor if the individual has $200,000 or more in annual income, $300,000 or more in annual income as a couple, or $1 Million or more in net worth. This established requirements by the SEC is to protect the average investor from some of the worst and most risky investments in the world. These investor requirements also protect the average investor from some of the best investments in the world, which is one major reason why, one has to be just more than an average investor.
In as much as there are millions of desirous investors that fall below average investors, it would be unfair and discouraging, to always mention of Average and Rich Investors without the poor investors, each time matters of investments arise. After all, both started from the scratch. A gradual process that metamorphosed them into becoming what they are today. One does not have to worry himself, provided there’s life, there’s hope for the common man and lots of investment opportunities ahead. Hence, starting out in an investment with a minimal affordable capital, is highly recommended for the poor investor, and with prudence, little efforts, time, hope, faith and patience, desired goals would be achieved.
The most important thing in investments is, one’s mindset. The mentally preparedness to cope with the great task associated with investments. Nothing good comes so easy in life! One has to ask oneself, a few important questions before embarking on a journey to investments. These questions are:
1. Am I really determined to start out in an investment?
2. What type of investment is suitable for me?
3. How much capital do I have to start out in an investment?
4. Should I invest solely or jointly? Buy land
5. How much is my risk appetite?
When one answers these questions correctly and still has desire to forge ahead in investing his money in an investment, then, he’s qualified for the next stage of success towards investment.
The type of investment that suites one, is totally dependent on the already existing investment types- Real Estate, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Foreign Exchange etc., the amount of one’s capital, and one’s special interest in specific investment types. All this put together, constitutes a guide to enabling him know exactly the investment type that suites him.
The amount of capital needed to start an investment depends on individuality, and the nature of the investment. Capital, shouldn’t be a major issue here, as there are investments- stocks, one can invest in with a couple of cents. Hence,