how to understand the stock market ,values and the figure?

i check out the newspaper in oder to understand the stock markets, but it all goes over my head………i want to know how the value rises and fall….and whats nifty and bse………well i am requiring the guidance for it…if anybody…….

3 Replies to “how to understand the stock market ,values and the figure?”

  1. Like anything, you can’t just look at a few figures and hope to understand it! It is a pretty complicated subject. Get a book on the basics and learn that first: How markets work, understanding company figures, how share prices try to “discount the future” etc.

  2. First, take 6 months in learning about stocks and trying it out with fake money in a stimulation web site like Yahoo! Finance.

    The stocks you want to focus on is consumer staples, consumer discretionary, and healthcare. These are DEFENSIVE stocks that will survive through good and bad times. Most of my positions are in these stocks. Some names include 3M, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Exxon Mobil, Walmart, Costco. Everybody’s got to eat and wipe their butts regardless of the state of economy. Many of these companies survived through the Great Depression.

    That’s the benefits. You can sleep at night knowing your money is doing well. There are NO guarantees that you won’t lose money. It’s just that these stocks are the best. They pay good dividends too.

    If you’re new to stocks, DON’T DAY TRADE. You’ll a rookie in a world of professionals. I tried day-trading with Citigroup and AIG when they were a little bit over $1. I had some luck at first, making about $30 a day but I was way over my head. My luck didn’t last long and I had to rethink my strategy.

    Besides you can’t do much with $100 in the market. Day trading involves A LOT of commissions to the broker. With all the commissions deducted from each trade, you’ll be lucky if you only lose half your money.

    I would just day trade using Yahoo! Finance. Open a stimulation account, give yourself $100 worth of fake money and play it in the stimulation format. You’ll see what I mean by losing money every easily.

    Good luck.

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