Here’s a post that lists down some random ideas on investing and trading stocks.
First, invest in the top corporations that are at least $1 trillion or more in market cap. That would be Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL).
It’s okay to do cost averaging on the above stocks. That is to say, buy more shares on a quarterly based, and maybe a few shares each month. This method will iron out the stock price in the long run.
Investing in stocks with 2.5% dividend or more is one way to beat inflation. Investing in stocks in general is a great way to beat inflation, and probably the only sure way.
Make sure you have enough cash on hand to buy stocks when the markets go down.
Often, it’s best to invest in great companies for the long run, not get too worried about the short-term ups and downs and look further ahead at the 3-5 year outlook.
Of course, diversify your portfolio as best as you can, meaning don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Diversify your portfolio through different investment tools: Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate, ETFs, REITs, etc.
Stocks that offer dividends can tend to struggle compared to growth and momentum stocks which can go up quite dramatically.
Beware of penny stocks.
Patience and fortitude are a must have to the stock investor.