5 Replies to “can i invest without knowing the stock market operations?”

  1. I am afraid if you would be able to successfully invest without knowing the stock market operations… investing without knowing the market is like starting to do a surgery without learning medicine…
    Suggest you read books relating to the market.. you can alternately mail me, so that I could share some books on stock market operations…

  2. Since you’re studying finance, you would definitely get to learn about the stock market operations. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of investment in stocks through the course.
    However, if you want to start investing in stocks without learning about stock market operations, you may invest in mutual funds. In mutual funds you’re basically investing a X amount of money and letting specialised, professional fund managers do the day-to-day investing. The fund manager will invest your money into stocks, bods etc. and try to get a good return for your investment.
    If you want to invest into stocks directly so as to making it a learning experience, then you’ll have to open a DEMAT A/C in any bank. I would suggest private banks like ICICI, (http://icicidirect.com/) HDFC, Kotak etc,since they have online trading options available. Start off with minimal investments of Rs. 5000-10000. Buy and sell online. Observe the settlement timings. If you invest long term you may get dividens from some companies which are then credited into your account. You may even invest in IPOs. This is a way to start.

  3. Yes you can invest without knowing any thing about it the stock market. So go for it.

    Most of America invest in mutual funds and they like yourself know very little about the stock market There’s no need for the to know the operations, they relay on the professionals that run the various funds.

    Studying finance, although an interesting subject, it will not teach you anything about the stock/option makets.

    If you like you can educate yourself about the market and the various products see how the pros have done it. Start by reading, What Works on Wall Street by James O’Shaunessey, Beating the Street and One Up on Wall Street both by Peter Lynch, The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom, Trading For A Living by Alexander Elder – “How to Make Money in Stocks” by William O’Neil and The Disciplined Trader by Mark Douglas.

    Get into the habit of making daily visits to some websites like MSN Money and Yahoo Finance. While at MSN read the Commentaries by Jim Jubak, Jon Markman, Harry Domash, and Liz Pullman Weston. Following the strategy lab analysts to get a feel for what the pro’s are doing and why. This site has some basic information for beginners. If any site offers free information, take it.
    Other website that can provide instructions and help with procedures and terminology are Investopedia.com, Stock Charts.com, and 1source4stocks.com
    Visit some of the more professional websites like Zacks.com, Smart Money, Schaeffers.com, Trading Trend, Trading Markets, these website will have advertisers who are worth looking into also. And remember, if they offer free information, get it.

    Attend all the free seminars you can, just be careful and don’t get pressured into anything you really don’t want or need. Try to get some fee information from the stocks exchanges they all have (had) free booklets, SIAC and some of the regulators (NASD SEC MSRB CBOE) may provide some free literature

    good luck on your journey

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