Buying shares is a great way to invest and it’s much easier than most people think. Finding the right companies has become much easier because of freely available data.
Why Buy Shares
Shares offer many advantages over other investment types. First of all, they have very good profit potential. Furthermore, it’s very flexible. You can increase or decrease your investment amount, quickly and easily.
What To Buy
Choosing the right companies is critical when buying shares, you don’t just pick a company you like. You should only be investing in companies that are financially sound. There are free stock screeners you can use to identify potential companies.
Where To Buy
You can buy shares through some banks or through a specialist stockbroker. Services and fees vary so you need to choose one that suits you best.
How To Buy
If you open a stocks and shares ISA your profits will be totally tax-free. However, for smaller amounts, a low-cost platform without an ISA may be better. It’s quick and easy to open an account in most cases.
Beginners Guide to Shares
I’ve written a short book for the complete novice who wants to invest in shares listed on the London Stock Exchange. It contains all the information you need to confidently select and buy your first shares. The guide contains my share screening criteria and my simple shares checklist. It’s very specific and gives the actual figures to look for when choosing shares. It also has links to all of the websites you need to invest in shares. Furthermore, it’s written concisely, getting straight to the point. It takes less than 2 hours to read and you can go from complete novice to extremely knowledgeable. Best of all, it’s completely free of charge to download.