Your Questions About What Is Wrong With Japan Stock Market

Mark asks…

How can anyone look at the tax code and say that government is qualified to manage health care, or anything?

Read the instructions for Schedule D (Capital Gains and Losses) and tell me you want these people making your health care decisions.

I made a piddly $35 in the stock market last year but it took me two hours to document this point to their satisfaction. This is an effective use of my time and tax dollars? When they’re going to blow $2.5 million tax dollars on a stupid Superbowl ad with Ed Begley Jr?

Justin answers:

Government Solutions Lack Understanding

Things seem to be unraveling quickly for the new administration. The latest unemployment numbers are worse than the last reports. For all the billions of dollars spent and committed to fixing our economic problems, the situation is only getting worse. This was to be expected by those who understand the root causes of the problems. Throwing money around and creating more government programs is both simplistic and damaging to the economy. Of course, the administration claims that we would have been much worse off without these efforts. You can’t improve this situation by adding to our mountain of public debt for the benefit of big banks and other special interests. The American people know this. When will Washington learn?

In addition, the president’s plans for healthcare reform – or health insurance reform – are becoming more and more unpopular as details are examined. But because of all the alarmist rhetoric, politicians in Washington feel obligated to pass something, even if it doesn’t help. Rarely are liberty and prosperity at greater risk than when politicians feel they must “do something”. It is frightening to watch Washington toy with our healthcare purely for political reasons.

However, the saddest shortcoming of this administration is its utter failure to pursue a more peaceful foreign policy. Just last week up to 90 people, apparently mostly civilians, were killed in Afghanistan in an airstrike, and the violence is only getting worse. The administration is mulling over how many more troops they will send as part of their “Afghan Surge” with advisors getting it exactly backwards. They qualify sending fewer troops as “high-risk” and sending more troops as “low-risk”. This is not the perception at all if you were to ask the families of those being sent over. The best answer would be to stop risking any of our troops for the sake of what is, for all intents and purposes, a violent occupation, helping no one.

But all of these problems and their wrong-headed solutions come from one greater problem – which is not understanding the reasons that we are here. The economy is in bad shape because of too much government intervention producing a myriad of unintended consequences and perverse incentives. Healthcare is broken because the doctor-patient relationship has been broken down by hyper regulation and too much government interference. Afghanistan is a mess because they ignored the mission approved by Congress – to seek out those who attacked us on 9/11. They have instead gotten sidetracked with nebulous interventionist tasks such as promoting democracy and nation building. Eight years later, there is no real progress. The Soviets bankrupted themselves fighting in the mountains and caves of Afghanistan and we’re about to do the same. If we would just look to history it would be self-evident that there is nothing left to win in Afghanistan, and everything to lose.

Most of all, we need to understand that we don’t understand Afghan culture and politics, and for that reason alone, intervening in their affairs is unlikely to produce positive results. The best thing we could possibly do now is to bring our troops home, from Afghanistan, from Iraq, from Japan, from Germany, from all occupied countries, and concentrate on mending badly damaged relationships around the world. Free and honest trade has always been the best way to do that, without fail. Not understanding the benefits of peace, freedom, and nonintervention will always bring about catastrophe.

Michael asks…

What are the similarities between Japans economic mess and ours?

esp in the 80s and ….does their stock market resememble ours and whats to come????

Justin answers:

We both blame it on China, and we’re both wrong.

Joseph asks…

What’s wrong with USA starting to be more Communist like China they are now the 2nd biggest economy?

I mean CHina is #2 right now an its cuz of communism their government is doing well an the country 2nd best now i mean why is all these ppl hating on communism?

China is like flying past russia an japan an liberal euro’s not cuz of being conservative its the communism their u see?

Justin answers:

Communism in theory:
. State owns all means of production.
. Everyone gets equal share.
. Classless.

In practice there have been different flavors, but all have these characters:
. Repressive and human right violator. No freedom of speech, no freedom of press, etc.
. Communist party is above the law, the state, the people, and everything.
. Dictatorship or totalitarian.

In China today,
. State owns all land. You get booted when “there is better use of land” and doesn’t need your consent or court order. You can’t sue. No one will take your case. Just in this week, 3 people burnt themselves to death in protesting their home and land being taken away.
. Still many state owned enterprises. If has public traded stocks, the state still owns majority shares and appoint the management. These enterprises receive special treatment like subsides and tax breaks.
. Police can arrest you without a reason. Your lawyer can get arrest, too. If you speak against the government, you’re charged with “leaking national secrets.”
. The party owns the army, the police, the court of law, the legislation, and all. Every office has party control/secretary.
. Party leaders’ kids and relatives are at high places such as mobile phone company, oil company, cable TV, venture capital company, finance institute, etc. They are the elite class.
. Each person has a registry record. If you got booted from the land you leased from government and you go into the city, your kids won’t be able to go to school, and there is no insurance for you.
. Corruptions everywhere.

PRC is now 2nd largest national GDP. But in terms of per capita (per person), they are number 98.

Their economy model at this time, per Chinese government officials, is “Socialist Market Economy”.

Still want to go?

William asks…

Is it me or has the free market economy sort of backfired?

I come from the UK where people are on average experiencing a 30% drop in their living standards. Social mobility is weaker now than it was in 60s and inequality has grown. Yet we were led to believe that a free market economy is the best thing for society!

One thing I cannot understand is why costs are going up yet people’s income isn’t rising at the same rate? Surely these prices set by the market are illogical? Wouldn’t it make more sense to lower prices, that way businesses would sell more and more people could buy them? Why doesn’t Britain have a conscious anymore? What‘s wrong with making travel, goods and housing more affordable?

Justin answers:

Problem with US is that it is spending more than earning.
Problem with UK is it is not earning. Yes, over 50 years UK has traveled a lot downhill.
UK needs complete revival of outlook like Japan.
UK need to adopt high self-sufficiency, shunned stock exchange, support to State than “Economy.”
The rat race which capitalism set in , is going to have many victims.
A country with 50% tax on salaries and 26% on corporate profits , makes people what they are today.

Problem with west is, generations have been brain-washed into believing that capitalism made their lives comfortable – No, it was imperialism of this sort or that. See how they are crazy for free market even in disaster !!!

James asks…

How does America buy goods from other countries if our currency is worth nothing to them?

I’ve always wondered how America can buy stuff from canada, china, japan, etc. but the U.S. currency is worth nothing to them? right?

Justin answers:

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obviously wrong.
In fact, until recently, most of the world’s business was denominated in dollars.
Recently the Euro has come into favor, but i think that the dollar still predominates.
And the American stock market is also preferred around the world.

Chris asks…

What is the difference between LED,LCD and Plasma Screens?

I see TV ads saying that the television screens are LCD, LED and Plasma and asking customers to buy them. Without knowing what is what and advantages of the display screens I may buy a wrong one and regret for the same at a latter stage. Earlier they advertised Flat screen and fully flat screen with CRT screens. What is the benefits of LCD, LED and Plasma screens over CRT screens?

Justin answers:

Liquid-crystal display televisions (LCD TV) are television sets that use LCD technology to produce images. LCD televisions are thinner and lighter than CRTs of similar display size, and are available in much larger sizes. When manufacturing costs fell, this combination of features made LCDs practical for television receivers.

LCD-In 2007, LCD televisions surpassed sales of CRT-based televisions worldwide for the first time,[citation needed] and their sales figures relative to other technologies are accelerating. LCD TVs are quickly displacing the only major competitors in the large-screen market, the plasma display panel and rear-projection television. LCDs are, by far, the most widely produced and sold television display type.

LCDs also have a variety of disadvantages. Other technologies address these weaknesses, including organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), FED and SED, but as of 2011[update] none of these have entered widespread production.

An LED-backlight LCD television is an LCD TV that uses LED backlighting instead of the CCFLs used in traditional LCD televisions. It is not a true LED display but is called “LED TV” by some manufacturers.[1] The use of LED backlighting has a dramatic impact, resulting in a thinner panel, less power consumption and better heat dissipation, and a brighter display with better contrast levels.

The LEDs can come in three forms:

Dynamic RGB LEDs which are positioned behind the panel
White Edge-LEDs positioned around the rim of the screen using a special diffusion panel to spread the light evenly behind the screen (the most common)
A full-array of LEDS which are arranged behind the screen but are incapable of dimming or brightening individually
material may be challenged and removed. (April 2011)

Modern televisions consist of a display, antenna or radio frequency (RF) input (a TV aerial plug or an F connector), and a tuner. The existence of a television tuner (nowadays, a digital television tuner) in a display device distinguishes it from a monitor — which receives signals that are already processed. Additionally TVs almost always include speakers and teletext. Most modern TVs also feature additional inputs for devices such as DVD players, video game consoles, and headphones; the most common types are RCA (for composite and component video), mini-DIN (for S-Video, where old computers can be connected), SCART and D-terminal can be found in Europe and Japan respectively, the newer HDMI (which can also connect to computers), USB and Bluetooth. Some high-end TVs have Ethernet ports to receive information from the Internet, like stocks, weather, or news. Most TVs made since the early 1980s also feature an infra-red sensor to detect the signals sent by remote controls.

David asks…

Can anyone give an example on means of production?

Can someone please correct me if I’m right or wrong here, here are two scenarios to see if I understand it correctly.

Factory A is owned by private ownership, there is the owner and the laborers, the owners controls wages, profits, etc…

Factory B is common owned, therefore it is up to each employee to decide what to do with the wages, profits, etc…

Justin answers:

As Jai said, “Means of production refers to physical, non-human inputs used in production—the factories, machines, and tools used to produce wealth.”

The two examples you give are basic, and multiple other possible arrangement.

For example, under Marxist Socialism, the factory would be owned by the government, which is supposed to act in the best interests of the people as a whole to help the society as a whole transition to Communism.

The way a cooperative is run is that the means of production are owned by the employees, but they may have shares they can trade amongst themselves, or they may each have only one share, or there may be shares differently proportioned according to position. They will have a charter of some sort which delineates voting procedure, and methods of voting to change the charter. They will decided by voting or by delegation as per the charter what to do with profits, and will each be paid wages. They individually get to decide only what to do with the wages.

It is now very uncommon for a Factory to be owned outright by private, direct human ownership. There is too much investment involved, and that means risk–if an employee gets a hand stuck in a machine, for example, a family-owned factory could push the private personal household of the owner into poverty.

Instead, factories tend to have corporate ownership. Why?:

“Corporations have neither bodies to be punished, nor souls to be condemned, they therefore do as they like.” (attributed to Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow; 9 December 1731 – 12 September 1806)

More specifically, corporations can be put out of business without the past wages and collected personal wealth of the owners being put into much danger.

There are different kinds of corporate ownership. There are publicly traded corporations, like Coca-Cola and IBM and so on. For these, pieces of ownership can be bought and sold by the general public through historically arranged “stock markets”.

Control in these arrangments tends to be by a board of directors and CEO only indirectly accountable to the large numbers of shareholders, and the shareholders are usually either too diverse to directly control profits and wages, or else holders of large portions of the shares, and then influential on or in the board of directors.

Another kind of corporate ownership is private ownership, as (at least until recently) Ford Motors had, and (until a few years ago, when it was bought by News Corp., ow) the ownership of the Wall Street Journal had. In these cases, private owners typically make up a large number of the board of directors, and (I think) a charter designates how they are to make decisions, what they have to do. Whose agreement they have to get sell shares, and so on.

Another structure is that in which the corporations have close ties to the central government, and get a charter approved under the auspices of working generally for the public good. This you’ve seen
historically in European mercantilism of the early modern period, in European Fascism of the early 20th century, and in the more “Capitalist” East Asian economies since the 1980s, like Japan, S. Korea, and Singapore.

In this system control is harder to pin down, as there are assumptions between the owners and the government as to what kinds of interests the decisions about what to do with profits and expansion and so on are meant to fulfill.

Yet another development has been that of the Chinese system, which is similar to the above but more intertwined with the political system through the corporation’s bureaucratic structure, not just with the connection focused toward the top.

Daniel asks…

Why has America taken the wrong strategy to car making?

Instead of Lean manufacturing and makes to order, we build tons of them and let them sit on car lots. How much money does this cost us? Quality?

Justin answers:

I think both make to order and make for stock are used by all car companies but make to stock is the huge majority regardless of manufacturer. IF you go to the Toyota Dealer they have cars on the lot waiting to be bought.

The problem is that people probably don’t want to wait a week to get their car most of the time. (And from Japan that’s 3 weeks or so.) If they do that’s fine but in fact most car sales are based on what is in stock.

Of course you can order an exact car equipped as you wish. But if you do that more likely than not they will simply check the inventory for the region you are in and ship the car you want to your local dealership for you.

The weakness of American car manufacturers in the 70’s and 80’s were quality of product and market research to ensure the cars were what people wanted. The Japanese in particular excelled at this. Then in the 90’s it was still quality to a degree but much more that the Japanese still had a better handle on the kinds of cars and features people wanted. And that has slowly changed but the Japanese are still much more agile at adapting to conditions and producing what is desired while Detroit seems to remain focused on advertising and marketing to get people to buy what they make rather than making what folks want.

And the Japanese seem to be more innovative and aggressive about new technology and features. Ford has managed to reverse its culture to become a really agile company with innovative products and this has resulted in success. I buy Toyotas until I am convinced that what I get will match their performance, reliability, longevity and retained value.

Robert asks…

how does the nuclear test in n. korea affect stock exchange in the world?

how does the nuclear test in n. korea affect stock exchange in the world? as well as the attack like 9/11 in US.

Justin answers:

Hate to say it but every answer in here is wrong.

The asian and emerging markets took a hit when Kimberly had her nuke party Japan and S. Korea took the biggest hits. On the US front it did drop right at the start of trading but by the time the markets opened it didn’t register much reaction in the US. They are rumored to be staging another one in Defiance of the Useless Nations resoultion. It will take more than this to jolt the market and comparing it to 9/11 no comparion it was deliberate attack from a terrorist organization with a well planned attack scheme and that really jolted the markets hard.

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Your Questions About Investing

George asks…

At what age did you start investing your money in stock market?

How many years have been investing, and would you say over the years you’ve made or lost more? Also, would you consider yourself an income investor or a growth investor?

Justin answers:

Started at age 29, I am now 71.
Made more than lost. I grade myself B, good but not the best.
I have always invested primarily for growth.

Steven asks…

How do you make money by investing in precious metals?

I am new to investing of any kind. Please explain to me how this is done, thanks!

Justin answers:

Simple
precious metal have value and this value varies so you want to invest in something that has a low value but has a high chance of going up in it’s value. So let say you have $1000 to invest. And you buy 50 share of a precious metal that cost let say $20 per share. And the following day it value goes from $20 per share to $30 per share . In this scenario you would increase you initial $1000 by $500. Now keep in mind value can go down.

Daniel asks…

How does investing in certificates of deposit help the economy, if at all?

Does investing in CD’s help? Does it not help? If so or if not, how does it affect the economy? Thanks, in advance, for all your responses.

Justin answers:

It doesnt help the economy. How it effects the economy depends on where and when the funds originated. Example if you use the stimulis money created in the last couple of months then that money will cause the money supply (inflation) to increase. On the other hand if you pay off debt with that same stimulis money then that causes a retraction in the money supply. If the money to go into the CD is comming from other savings not invested in the market then it has no effect. But pulling money out of the market gives business less capitol to work with. To understand what Im saying about how money is created and retracted you must google and learn about “fractional reserve banking” then you will understand.

Richard asks…

how to start investing,like what is the basic level for a starting investor?

i want to learn the safe game of investing.i want to know the abcd”s of investing.
please tell me where to start and i am really interested to know.

Justin answers:

If you are 25 today and you retire at 67 with a million dollar investment portfolio, that will safely generate $60K/year. But when you are 67, that 60K will only have the buying power of a little over $16K/year. It gets worse though, because at 67, you will still probably have 30 more years to live and that 16K will shrink each year until it’s only worth $8K/year at age 90.

A million dollars isn’t what it used to be… and it will be even less in the future.

So…. We must all become educated investors much more so then our parents were and start sooner. These are some basic steps to get you started. You’ve got to jump in now.

Step 1.
First decide what kind of brokerage you want to work with. You can open a brokerage account in your bank, with a large full service brokerage or an internet brokerage. I find when I get help, most people want to sell me things that are better for them…. So I use http://www.scottrade.com because it’s cheap and easy with low frills. I like their streaming quotes and I do my own research and make my own investments. But any low cost internet brokerage service is fine.

Step 2. Get a subscription to Barrons or Investors Business Daily… Do this for 6 months or a year. At first, It seems a bit mysterious, but pretty soon you start to understand the terms and things that investors are looking for and what they are afraid of

Step 3. If you have some money to invest, put it in 3 month CD’s right now. First the market is unstable and second you have some homework in Step 4 to do before you do any investing.

Step 4. Go out to the internet and search on the following subjects. Become very familiar with the concepts.
Asset allocation
Long term investing
inflation
Roth ira vs ira
Large med small cap
Value vs growth
Indexed mutual funds
No load mutual funds
ETF
Sector funds
Bonds CD preferred stock
dividends
International funds
Market cycles
volatility
Fundamental analysis
Technical analysis
In most cases, I think it is wise to use indexed mutual funds and ETF to build the base of your portfolio.

Step 5 go to http://clearstation.etrade.com/ and sign up for a free account. Play around there by looking at graphs and fundamentals. If you click on the graph names, you will get clear information about what the graph is based on and how to interpret it. I think it’s also a good idea to pretend you have $10,000 and start buying and selling on paper. Keep track of where you are each day for a month… It’s a lot easier to lose play money then real money….
WARNING: don’t rely on technical analysis alone. These graphs are good at telling you WHEN to buy and sell, but now WHAT to buy.

Step 6. It’s always a good Idea to see a CFP (certified financial planner). Their job is to work for your benefit, not to sell you investments. They can cover subjects like employee benefits, insurance, budgeting, living trusts, 401k, taxes and real estate as well as investment types and investment types to keep away from.

Always strive to do your own research… you’ll find everyone sounds like an expert so take everything people tell you with a grain of salt. It’s not easy in the beginning but soon you will be the expert.

Don’t get involved with futures, currency, options (unless you get stock options at work), commodities, annuities or other derivative type investments at this time.

Good Luck

Robert asks…

Whats the difference between savings and investing?

What are the differences between savings and investing; also I hear there are different types..what are they?

Justin answers:

The difference between saving and investing. “Savings” are usually put into the safest places or products that allow you access to your money at any time. Examples include savings accounts, checking accounts, and certificates of deposit. At some banks and savings and loan associations your deposits may be insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). But there’s a tradeoff for the security and ready availability of these savings methods: your money is paid a low wage as it works for you.

When you “invest,” you have a greater chance of losing your money than when you “save.” Unlike FDIC-insured deposits, the money you invest in securities, mutual funds, and other similar investments is not federally insured. You could lose your “principal,” which is the amount you’ve invested. That’s true even if you purchase your investments through a bank. But when you invest, you also have the opportunity to earn more money than when you save. There is a tradeoff between the higher risk of investing and the potential for greater rewards
The key is in two words: risk and liquidity.

Savings are low risk funds that must be liquid (available) when you need them. The purpose of saving money is so you can have it for a specific purpose within a short time frame.

Investments, on the other hand, are for wealth building, and will not be needed for many years. Yes, investments do involve greater risk, but, investments also yield much greater returns when left alone long enough to ride out the turbulence of the stock market.

Hope you understand the difference between savings and investing. Take Care

Charles asks…

When it comes to Investing, what is the smallest amount you can invest?

I am someone who knows absolutely nothing about investing and would like to know the very very basics, and would like to start out tiny if possible. Any tips?

Justin answers:

Congratulations on getting started. It’ll help you more than you know!

Your first dollars should be spent on getting educated on investing. You don’t have to train to trade them professionally, but we are talking about your future here. So the more you learn, the more it’ll help you! So let’s start there.

You ask a very broad question, so be prepared for a pretty long answer. Just take it in chunks!

How to invest depends on what you already know. We’ll assume that you’re beginning since you say you’ve got no clue!

A good primer is How to Make Money in Stocks by William O’Neil. You can get it cheap just about anywhere. It’s widely available new or used.

Another good one is one of Jim Cramer’s books.

But books will only get you so far. At some point, you’ll also want to get at least a little training. There are some great education companies if you want to make the investment. Investools.com or optionetics.com are both very good companies as is tmitchell.com

For free, you can start by visiting thestreet.com and investopedia.com. That’ll get you a pretty good primer so at least you’ll understand what the markets are and what a stock is, etc.

If you get a chance, watch Mad Money on CNBC. Don’t trade any of his picks until you track many of them over time. Just use the show to get you to understand some basics and get a feel for the market itself.

Next, subscribe to something like investorsbusiness daily or something like that that can help you identify good stocks.

Once you understand stocks, go to 888options.com. It’s a website that’ll help you understand options (what they do, how they work, etc). You don’t need to trade them, but the more you know, the more you’ll see how options can really be the safest way to invest (once you’re educated).

For discipline (which is crucial to successful trading), probably Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas or Mastering the Trade by John Carter

I know that’s a LOT to absorb. Just take it one step at a time for now. Start with a book or two to give you an idea of where to begin. Take your time, and let it seep in.

As you get up to speed, you should papertrade to practice (highly recommended). This should help reduce your losses in the beginning as you get used to buying/selling.

You can practice for free on almost any reputable broker site (optionsxpress, scottrade, thinkorswim, etc).

Save up until you get a few hundred dollars (since you don’t want commissions to eat up your investment. Start slow, then as you figure things out, you can buy more shares.

Congrats again on getting started. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Hope this helps!

David asks…

What are Key factors to consider when investing in stock market?

What are Key factors to consider when investing in stock market. I am looking to invest in smaller companies with smaller stock prices. I am also looking to invest short term and long term. What are key factors to consider when investing short term and long term. Such as, P/E ratio, dividend yield %, profit etc…

Justin answers:

Investing is about investing in businesses, yes the various ratios tells you something about the business but as an average of say temperature over a week is less indicative of overall average then one of the entire year, these “key factors” are less accurate and less indicative of the business as the businesses gets smaller. Smaller businesses are difficult enough to research and the data is of course less reliable as the business are smaller. Many brokers will deal with fractional shares, a small price on the share is not an advantage. Knowing the business is an advantage so you’re looking in the wrong places for an investment.

Being a penny stock isn’t a detractor from making a business a good investment but penny stocks are not where you go to find good investments, there are fewer there and it’s harder to determine who they are. Small stocks at small prices are not for beginners and experts find easier pickings else wheres.

Chris asks…

I want to start investing in the stock narket?

So I just turned 18 and I want to start investing into some stocks. I know there’s places like scotttrade but my dad said they might make you have a couple thousand dollars to start an account. But I was just looking to invest a couple hundred. Does scotttrade make you put in a couple thousand to open an account? If so is there another company that would open one for less?

Justin answers:

First: Go to the library and read every issue of financial magazines on the shelf.
Two: pick out your favorite magazine
three: find the last year of issues and read them
four; open a simulated account on Yahoo finance
five; simulate trading rather than waste your hard earned money
six: track your investments and figure out why the winners won and the losers lost
seven: after you know the answer to number 6 start investing money

Thomas asks…

I am a college student and I want to start investing but where do i start?

Hi everyone,
I want to start investing but have no idea where to start.
Do I need to be paying taxes in order to start investing?
I only have part time jobs and I get paid in cash.
Any advice on how I can start investing will be greatly appreciated.
Thankz.

Justin answers:

Before you enter into any transaction, you should first know what you’re doing, why you are doing it and how to do it and the rules relating to what you are doing.

Before you invest in any security, the first investment you should make is in yourself, and the best investment you can make is by educating yourself.

Start your education by learning why you should invest and the importance of being able to make your own decisions or how the pro’s make theirs.

Here is some reading material that can get you started in the right direction,
What Works on Wall Street by James O’Shaunessey
Beating the Street by Peter Lynch
One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom
How to Make Money in Stocks” by William O’Neil
24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success by William O’Neil
Your Money and Your Brain by Jason Zweig
The Interpretation of Financial Statements by Benjamin Graham
You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt
The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
Common Stocks, Uncommon Profits, by Philip A. Fisher
Stocks for the Long Run, by Jeremy Siegel
Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered, by Gallea
Trading for a Living, by Alexander Elder
From Riches to Rags, by I.C. Freeley
Millionaire Traders, Lein & Schlosberg

Get into the habit of making daily visits to some websites like MSN Money and Yahoo Finance. (http://moneycentral.msn.com/home.asp , http://finance.yahoo.com/ . While at MSN following the strategy lab analysts to get a feel for what the pros are doing and why. This site has some basic information for beginners. If any site offers free information, take it.

Other website that can provide instructions and help with procedures and terminology are Investopedia – http://www.investopedia.com/ Stock Charts – http://stockcharts.com/
http://www.investorshub.com/ http://www.1source4stocks.com/,
http://www.tradingstocksguide.com/tradin…

Visit some of the more professional websites like Zacks – http://www.zacks.com/
Smart Money – http://www.smartmoney.com/ Schaeffer’s
http://www.schaeffersresearch.com/ Some of these web sites will have advertisers who are worth looking into also. And remember, if they offer free information, get it.

Attend all the free seminars you can, just be careful and don’t get pressured into anything you really don’t want or need. Most schools offer courses in finance and economics, but very few will have courses on the mechanics of the investment markets, if they do try taking the course. You may want to consider on-line courses, the New York Institute of Finance use to have such courses. Try to get some fee information from the stocks exchanges they all have (had) free booklets, SIAC and some of the regulators (FINRA SEC MSRB CBOE) may provide some free literature.

You at least have made the right decision to start investing, this is the first big step and it won’t be your last. Keep taking those steps forward and along the way never take the advice from people that are not in the market or try to tell you not to invest.

And No you do not need to be paying taxes to start investing, but when you make money you will be required to pay, but so what.
No one cares if you have a part time job, just keep working and study hard so you can make it

Good luck on your journey

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