Questions tagged [starting-out-investing]

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Roth IRA for Students

I'm currently a graduate student who does not work aside from fellowship duties like TA-ing, grading, and such. My approximate income, therefore, is around $18k per year, minus around $2k for school-...
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What is a good investment vehicle for introducing kids to investing?

We have been paying our four kids a small allowance. We help them split their money by percentage into different categories (savings, investment, responsibility, school, play, etc.) One of the ...
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What are some (beginner) introductory books about Technical Analysis of Stocks? [closed]

I read Technical Analysis for Dummies...and am looking for a more detailed insight into the topic.
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How to save and partition money for a University student

I'm about to start my first "professional" internship/job, but I will be getting paid. I will be making around $1100 every 2 weeks and saving around $8800 during the whole summer. This is more money ...
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Book or web site resources for an absolute beginner to learn about stocks and investing? [closed]

I'm completely new to the world of investing and stocks. Knowing that I shouldn't invest or buy stocks until I know it well enough, I was wondering which cheap or affordable resources would be the ...
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What is my next step with investing, given a signing bonus of restricted stock units?

So, here's my status: I have never owned stock or investments of any kind, and currently have only a checking and savings account to my name, with a small amount of stock. I'm receiving a signing ...
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Is an index fund a good choice for a starter investment?

As an individual that is willing to consistently invest ~100-150 dollars monthly into an investment, willing to devote an average of an hour a day to educate himself / monitor investments, what kinds ...
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What should I do with a lump sum payment while I don't have a steady source of income?

I am a 52 year old male. I have been on a limited employment for 2 1/2 years only working less than 10 hours a month at a local department store. I have asked for more hours and have not gotten any. I ...
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What should I be aware of as a young investor?

I'm 19 years old and am keen on investing in blue-chip companies. What should I take note of?
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Working but still in college, worth investing?

Currently, I'm in a predictable but yet uncertain future with my money situation. I'm working for the next semester and summer, but I'll be going back to do a 2-years graduate program in the fall. ...
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How do you model future income when doing long term planning?

One of the things I do that allows me to really get into investments, budgeting, saving money, is spreadsheeting it all out and forcasting the returns I might reap based on a given set of assumptions. ...
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What are some valuable sources for investment experience, when there is very little to no money to start with?

I have come across quite a bit good information about investing (real estate, stocks, bonds, etc..) and so far, almost all of my investment knowledge comes from books and online research. I would like ...
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What ways are there to invest in stocks, options, indexes, etc, and where should one start (what funds)?

I have been poking around with investing for a few years now. I have diversified my assets a decent amount, between a home, several IRA's and 401k's, savings and checking accounts, and a little bit of ...
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Is it worth investing in Index Fund, Bond Index Fund and Gold at the same time?

I live in Cyprus, and I have been considering ways to get started with some basic investments in the US. After a little, and I mean little, research it seems that Index Funds, Bond Index Funds and ...
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?

I am young, just started my career, and looking to begin investing so I can make my money work for me. I'm still living like I did in college (occasional purchase on myself, but most of it goes into ...
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Is it wise to invest money in the stock market?

My uncle wants me to invest money in buying shares. I would like to ask these questions to my fellow users: Is it wise to invest money in the stock market? Is there any age limit to start into stock ...