How do I Begin to Invest in the Stock Market? ( Beginner’s Guide ):

Are you a beginner in the stock market?

Okay, then we will just learn the important steps that will be necessary for the beginner to begin its investment in the stock market.

As you also know that the number of the participants in the stock market is increasing.

So, this will be useful for all the beginners in the stock market and by this they will also get confident by entering the stock market.

This article on “How do I Begin to Invest in the Stock Market?” is for all the beginners in the market and this article will be the basic one with complete information.

Starting with the most important things that one should have while choosing to do investment in the share market and they are:

  • Savings Account
  • Demat and Trading Account
  • Internet Connection
  • Computer/ laptop/ mobile

This is the list that is necessary before making an entry in the stock market.

Now let us directly move into the mainstream of the article.

How to Begin to do the Invest in the Stock Market?

For the beginner, you must one thing that you need to start with some plans and with some habits.

As stock market is not the place where you come one day and on another day you can earn a multi-bagger profit but this platform requires experience, efforts and proper timing.

So, under this article I will let you understand the process on how you can actually start your investment in the stock market.

1. Determine your Investment Goals

When you start any business or any activity to do the main motive for choosing any of that is you have some goals for choosing it.

So, for the traders also the first process is to define their investment goals.

May be you are investing in the stock market to fulfil your dreams in the future, to buy a house, a new car, or any short term goal or any of the thing is associated with it as that’s the thing why anybody wants to do investing or trading in the stock market knowing that also associate the risk.

 To generate profit can also be a goal as in this entire world who don’t love money, right?

When you completely decides your goals then after that just decide about the amount you are willing to invest and for how long you want to make investment or trading.

2. Make a Plan and Strategy

Once, you have completed the first step of determining the goals and the amount for the investment.

Now, the second process will be to decide about the plan and the strategies.

It’s time to decide whether you want to invest in the share market by Lump sum (Large amount for certain time period) or through SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) approach.

If you choose to invest monthly then you did you figure out how much money you can put in the stock market by considering the monthly expenses.

Most of the individual has the misconception that for investing in the share market you need to have a large amount in your savings then only it can be possible.

But this is not the truth, as you can start the investment with smaller amount also.

If you choose investing then it is good for the individual.

3. Select your Stock Broker

For opening the demat account and the trading account you need to choose the brokerage firm that will help you to provide the service and support in the stock market.

If you decide to opt for the online brokers, then in India there are mainly two types of stockbrokers available:

  • Full-Service Brokers
  • Discount Brokers

For knowing about these brokers you can also read our blog on “What is Stockbroker in Stock market & Types of Stock Brokers?

For opening the demat account and the trading account you need to have the following documents in your hand.

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Bank Statement/ Passbook/ Canceled Cheque
  • Passport Size Photos

Choose the brokers after checking all the brokerage charges, margins and their benefits and compare them with all the available of the brokers.

4. Learn from the books about Investing

Reading will just not benefit the beginner but for all level of the trader reading habit will be beneficial for them.

But at the start, the beginner needs to make a habit of reading the books that is based on investing or trading in the stock market.

Many successful investors and the traders had wrote many books about the stock market sharing their personal experience in the stock market.

So, reading will provide you a base in the stock market and mainly it will help you to understand with the terminologies in the stock market.

5. Do complete research and analysis on the stocks and then Invest

Now, after getting knowledge about the investment pattern, about the companies and every basic knowledge then after that you need to big deeper to find out the suitable stock for investment or trading.

Then do aggressive research and analysis on the stocks and when the stocks falls under your strategy make your call.

Analyze your mistakes from the decision that went wrong in the stock market and try to not repeat them again.

Always work safely and with calm mind for the decision in the stock market.

6. You need to have an Exit Plan

Every time when you decide any investment plan or for trading you need to think about the exit plan beforehand only.

Because this is the only key from which you can cut your losses.

Whenever your target is reached then settle down the positions and no need for the greed factor to come out in the stock market.

You need to always have your exit plan before entering in the position.

7. Work and Focus mainly on Risk Management

Risk Management is the key for every investor or the trader whether they are beginner or expert they need to follow this.

Risk management helps you to provide the clarity in the stock market.

Always work and focus on the risk management part as it will be helpful to cut down the losses and for increment in the profits.

If you want to know more about how risk management works in the stock market then read our blog on “What is Online Trading and Risk Management?”

These were the 7 steps that will lead the beginner to begin their investment in the stock market.

Conclusion

“How do I Begin to Invest in the Stock Market?” defines about the steps that will be beneficial for the beginner to follow and to make a habit to follow this with complete discipline. We hope that you find it extremely useful for yourself. There have been more blogs posted before also that is especially for the beginners you can also make a glance over the site and you will find it.

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Prashant Raut is a successful professional stock market trader. He is an expert in understanding and analyzing technical charts. With his 8 years of experience and expertise, he delivers webinars on stock market concepts. He also bags the ‘Golden Book of World Record’ for having the highest number of people attending his webinar on share trading.