Road to Successful Investment

February 20th, 2012 Posted in Financial Literacy, Investment

Those who are interested to invest and build a personal financial plan for life have a goal in mind. Be a successful investor. Especially, if you know about legend investors, your mind will tempt to follow the methods and the road they selected to there success.

That is a good idea but, there are some factors and homework an investor must do himself to be a successful investor in life. This article pointing out some must required actions.

Read, read, read

Consider to read maximum. Reading great books, articles and newsletters will give you enough knowledge to select the right path at tight time. Not only that but, it will also give you enough knowledge on various aspects on investment instrument selections and valuations. A successful investor should spend enough time to find and read most useful books and articles to gain all required knowledge.

Acquire knowledge on available products to invest

Investment world is not small with one or two products. It is very vast and the success of an investor laying on the selection and combination of these products at the right time. To have a successful financial plan, an investor should aware about the advantages and disadvantages of all the investment products around him. He should be able to identify the right one and compare the same with all other similar products available in the market to identify the winner or the loser. A successful investor not only should have good knowledge about the products he deals with presently but, he should be able to understand and explain the features of various products available around him.

Watch business channels

Television especially business channels are necessary part to investors day to day life. This is a very good source to get updated information on latest trends and changes. I am not saying to believe and act as per what they are saying but, through business channels, an investor will get enough opportunity to identify best investment products to do own research to understand the investment suitability. Make this as a regular practice.

Usage of internet

Internet is the excellent source to get instant access to well written articles, valuable informations, real time data and other similar informations. Utilize the maximum and get enough knowledge about all the areas of investment practices.

Grouping and social networking sites

Social networking sites are a best source to share and take ideas. It is very helpful to identify whether your plan has any loopholes or chance of failure. You can also receive very good reviews on your ideas as well as winning ideas from experts who are also in the part of the group where you are in.

Don’t believe everything blindly

A careful approach to the research reports and the words from self acting investment gurus required your own research and study to believe or avoid. Always have practical approach. Don’t believe anything without your own research. Research reports might have hidden traps to investors if blindly follow them. Through study and digging to the truth will help you to identify the fact and act as per that.

Chat with experts

Chat rooms are an excellent source to get real time informations from experience people. Care should be taken about the person in the other end and don’t blindly believe him without your own study on what they are suggesting or recommending.

Participate to events

Participating events related to the subject is a good idea to get helpful informations and knowledge. In my opinion, an investor should take the advantage from all the events happening around him. It can be an investor meets or an awareness section or a company general meeting. Whatever it is, participating to such events help an investor to meet people with similar thoughts as well as chance to contact experts. It is also helpful to clear any doubts and get prompt answer to your questions. It can also be used for building good friendships with other investors.

Passion on investing

This is the most important factor. Be passionate. Without passion, you can’t achieve anything. Learn from the real life of legend investors. They have enough passion to the profession and that lead them to great success. So be passionate or leave such profession immediately.

I am happy to know whether this article useful to you or not. If you feel that I have missed some important points, please comment and inform me. I will add the same as soon as possible because that will be a great help to those who are reading this post in the future.

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