Investing in Stocks — I attended BusinessCoach’s How to Invest in the Stock Market seminar last April 16, 2011. The speaker, Jay G. Peñaflor, a Philippine Stock Exchange Sr. Market Education Specialist and who is also a Certified Securities Specialist (CSS), revealed to us attendees one of the best ways to invest money. And that is investing in the stock market.
The San Beda College faculty member said that history has proven that investing in stocks over the long-term provides greater returns and protection against inflation than other fixed-income instruments, such as savings accounts, time deposits, government securities, and bonds.
I learned from his lecture that stocks are shares of ownership in a corporation. When I buy stocks of a publicly listed companies like Jollibee Foods or Philippine Long Distance Company (PLDT), I become a stockholder or shareholder of these profitable companies. As an owner, I can participate in the Philippine’s leading food and telecommunication company’s growth and future profits. Though, I may also lose money if these companies suffer losses or perform below market expectations.
Where I can buy stocks? Well, it’s in the Philippine Stock Market. It’s the place where investors can buy and sell stocks of publicly listed companies in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)
Mr. Peñaflor adviced us all 10 participants of that day to invest in the stock market because it’s one of the best ways to invest money. For it’s possible to get 50% return of investments even in 1 day. But as a stock market beginner, I need to be careful and become an intelligent investor. Like in business, it’s better to start small. Maybe P5,000.00 a month and learn the nitty-gritty side of compound investment.
As a new stock investor, I should study first what’s the best stocks to buy that I can sell when I hit my target return on investments or hold on for a long-term investment to gain long-term dividends.
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