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Freeper Help Wanted: How do I learn how to invest my money? [Vanity]
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Posted on 08/12/2009 1:15:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

I would very much like to learn how to invest my money in an informed manner - stocks, bonds, commodities, money markets, etc. The problem is that I don't know where to start.

Can any Freepers please recommend any books, websites, etc., that could help me get started? Assume that I'm starting from zero (not Zer0): I need to learn the language, the definitions, the data investors use in picking their investments, everything. I'm not looking to get rich overnight (although I wouldn't object); what I'm looking for is how to create a stable, long-term personal investment strategy.

Any help is appreciated.


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Thanks in advance,
Slings and Arrows
1 posted on 08/12/2009 1:15:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

Any advice is appreciated.

[Bracing myself for the jokes about 419 scams...]


2 posted on 08/12/2009 1:17:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nigerian princes.


3 posted on 08/12/2009 1:22:05 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I would very much like to HAVE money to invest!

Heck, I want/DESPARATELY need a job working on the ‘puter from home!

Seriously.......best of luck with your venture here. Hope you do well!

4 posted on 08/12/2009 1:23:29 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: pissant

http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/72.html


5 posted on 08/12/2009 1:30:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thanks! It’s not so much a venture as long-term retirement planning.


6 posted on 08/12/2009 1:32:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Stansberry Research are who I use. Their investment guides are (of course) subscription products, but if you want to dip into their house style you could do worse than look at the public archives of their 'Digest'. They don't release Digest articles to the archive for months, but that's why they're free.

They put out a dizzying list of Premium products (links on left hand side): once you sign up for one of these you would get the Digest as well. Getting a premium product is the way to go: you get solid advice and background on the stocks to buy. And more importantly - advice on when to sell!

Some products have a high price tag (note: I don't say expensive - you tend to get what you pay for with Stansberry), others are cheaper. You can find out more about the products from the links.

Also check out the 'Daily Crux' links on the RHS of the page. FReepers post articles from the Crux pretty often.

Hope this is helpful.

7 posted on 08/12/2009 1:36:10 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Slings and Arrows
Read "One Up On Wall Street" by Peter Lynch. It's a bit dated but has some timeless principles from the best.

Read "Money of the Mind" by James Grant -- anything by Grant will be an education, a delight to read, and a reality check on the big picture.

Do your own research. If you can't make sense out of it, it's not for you.

8 posted on 08/12/2009 1:36:41 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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Mucho appreciation - I’ll check them out.


10 posted on 08/12/2009 1:38:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If I had any money, I would probably invest in gold, or maybe better, Silver.

An acquaintance of mine here, an Aussie, is part owner of
a gold mine in west Australia.
It has been inactive for past few years, but now coming
back online, as soon as the refiners can get back in gear.

A respected gold newsletter that he gets, says that Gold could go as high as $6000. If that is AU dollars, it would
be 5000 US.


11 posted on 08/12/2009 1:38:23 AM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Water~Ammo~Food/ETC.~ in that order...;0)


12 posted on 08/12/2009 1:41:07 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Water~Ammo~Food/ETC.~ in that order...;0)


13 posted on 08/12/2009 1:41:15 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Doing my own research is my plan - I just need to know what to research first. Advice appreciated.


14 posted on 08/12/2009 1:42:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: AlexW

Annuities are the best bet.

Safety
Guaranteed Growth
Tax Deferral

I am an insurance agent if you would like further info, send me an email or private message. I don’t think I can post my website on here.

TheArizona


15 posted on 08/12/2009 1:42:28 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: sf4dubya

Gotcha - thanks!


16 posted on 08/12/2009 1:43:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: AlexW

Precious metals are a possibility, certainly. Thank you!


17 posted on 08/12/2009 1:44:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There really is a good book called “investing for dummies” or investments for dummies. It’s like Investment 101, and a good source for terminology.


18 posted on 08/12/2009 1:46:33 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

That may be the sort of thing I’m looking for. More than anything else, I need to learn the culture and the language. My appreciation.


19 posted on 08/12/2009 1:55:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

learn to follow your judgment. that’s what doing your own research amounts to - discerning and following valid hunches.


20 posted on 08/12/2009 1:57:47 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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