It is exciting to invest in the stock market. However, challenges like to learn and to save are some of the things that every investor has to go through.
As an Overseas Filipino Worker who has been working so hard for so many years, you might be thinking of something that can generate an income aside from the monthly remittances that you diligently give to your family in the Philippines.
Investing in the stock market can be a great option to consider. It is similar to putting up your very own business. However, investing in stocks are a lot easier even when you are away because you can invest through a broker or simply through the help of the internet.
Here are the things that you need to do when investing in stocks:
Understand how it really works
The stock market is actually not as complicated as you think it is. All you have to do is have a sense of understanding on how it really works. You won’t have to worry when it comes to the resources because it is a lot of it available online. You can read online articles, watch YouTube videos or blogs that will help boost your knowledge towards the stock market.
Since you’ve made up your mind that you will be investing in the stock market, you will now need to save money. As much as possible, follow the 10-20-70 rule. Your salary is 100, you spend only the 70, save the 30 and give the 10 to needy. Though it’s pretty simple, it serves as a good rule to follow.
Deal with licensed broker ONLY
Never get fooled. Choose a licensed stock broker which will help you with your investment. Check the credentials of your broker first. There are a bunch of sources online which can help you with the verification.
Pick the giants
When investing, pick the so-called “blue-chip” stocks. They are financially-stable companies lie SM Prime, Ayala Corporation, Aboitiz Ventures, Meralco, San Miguel, PLDT, Jollibee and much more.
Strive harder when investing in stocks. Sooner or later, you will eventually reap what you sowed.