Because of the large size of the stock market, beginner investors seem to feel overwhelmed as to where to even begin investing their money. To most people, the market presents a tangled web of options but does not provide the road map of clarity to direct their way along way in their investment adventure.
Ateeya Manzoor believes that the key to investing in stocks is to become as educated as possible so that you know exactly what is taking place at all times. This helps people to make logical and sound decisions about their money, thus, reducing the stress involved with investing.
The average person, when beginning to entertain the idea of investing in the market, falls into one of two categories. Category one is the gambler who feels that investing is definitely a form of gambling and no matter what they do, they are certain that they will lose money rather than make money. It seems that this opinion of investing in stocks is either formed from friends and family that have lost in the stock market or personal experience.
If a person has personally lost in the stock market, it is quite evident that they were not educated enough at the time of their investment into the stock market. Therefore, they must become educated as to what exactly the stock market is as well as how it works in order to become successful investor.
Category two, on the other hand, represents the "go-getter" investor, which is an individual who knows that they should invest into the stock market for the security of their financial future, but they have absolutely no idea where to begin. The "go-getters" tend to leave their financial decisions up to professionals; therefore, they are unable to explain why they own a certain stock.
A typical "go-getter" operates in blind faith, as one stock goes up in value, they more than likely will purchase it. The "go-getter" is in worse shape than the gambler in that they will invest like everyone else and then wonder why they receive unsatisfactory or devastating results. This just proves that the average person should become thoroughly educated about the stock market as well as stocks before investment takes place.
Ateeya Manzoor is a manageing director and management strategist and partner at Mayfair Management Group.
As a professional with over fifteen years of experience, Ateeya Manzoor has worked with a large range of clients in various industries and sizes, ranging from large publicly traded financial institutions and technology firms, large resorts to midsized oil and gas companies, to small non-profits requiring a fresh perspective.