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 good investment.
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?
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, capital is virtually irrelevant, when considering penny stocks. And should never be a discouragement from investing one’s money in an investment.
Investing solely or jointly is totally one’s choice to make. Both investments exist. As a beginner, investing jointly is highly recommended. Considering the inherent risks in investments, which will always be shared, as it would, for the profit, amongst the investors according to individual’s amount invested, is ideally suitable for a good start. However, investing solely, is beneficial too. Even more beneficial, provided one has all it takes to stomach the risks in one-man investments. The investment profits from investing solely, will never be shared with anybody other than the sole investor, who takes it all. Hence, the decision is left for one to make, considering suitability and convenience.
Though tremendous amount of risks are involved in most investments. The larger the capital invested, the larger the probable risks. Also, the larger the capital invested, the larger the probable investment profits depending on one’s approach to investment. It’s a matter of proportionality. The opportunity of becoming a Rich, Average, or Poor Investor lies directly at one’s door step. This is the final stage and guide towards a greater change in one’s financial status depending on one’s risk appetite. Hence, a bold step together with strict adherence to the rules and guides stipulated in this article, becoming a rich investor is guaranteed.