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3 Tips for better investing decisions

3 Tips for better investing decisions

Jul 14, 2021 12:45
Ismaeel Delgado

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3 Ways to Improve your Purchasing DecisionsMore information = Better decisions

Ask any expert known for making money in the trading space how they keep profits high and losses low, and they’ll tell you it’s all about who, and what you know. The more information you have, whether you’re trading forex, securities, or positions, the more likely you are to make intelligent decisions about your financial future. As tempting as it might be to run in and make quick decisions about assets that appear to be profitable, or heading in the right direction, every investor needs a solid strategy, and a plan for successful research if they want to make some serious cash. So, how do you make the right decisions?

3 Ways to Improve your Purchasing Decisions

Knowledge is the tool you need most when buying and selling securities. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to stock up on information. Our three recommended methods include:

  • Brokerage accounts: Your first stop should usually be to visit your brokerage system or tools. Brokerage accounts often come with access to various analytics tools and news updates to help keep you informed about trends in the market. You can also come back to your brokerage account and use it for things like paper and demo trading when you want to test if a strategy can really work. 
  • News outlets and blogs: Alongside your brokerage account, make sure you have access to plenty of reputable news sources. For instance, you might have a specific financial newspaper or online magazine that you trust. Try to avoid taking any direct advice from anyone as gospel. Although you can check out other people’s opinions online, you should always do your own research to confirm an investment is a good idea.
  • Forums and apps: Finally, check out some special tools specifically designed for stock traders and investors. Tools like Stocktwits are like social media account where you can talk about all kinds of trading opportunities and check out the latest market trends. You can go to this site for an insight into how Stocktwits works. 

More information = Better decisions

Though luck and gut instinct might have some part to play in your chances of making the right purchasing decisions, most experts agree that you should never rely on feeling alone. The best trading decisions come from hours or even days of well-thought-out research. The more familiar you become with your chosen market, the easier it will be to pinpoint any potential signs of an asset’s value growth or drop in value. 

Take your time to learn which sources of information are the most credible in your industry, and make sure you understand how to separate sources of fake hype, from real insights into a business. For instance, earnings reports direct from the company are always more reliable than top tips emails sent by influencers in the financial industry. Once you have plenty of information, you can begin putting it to the test by experimenting with your demo trading accounts and seeing which information pays off.

Ismaeel Delgado | Ismaeel Delgado has been working for the Ministry of Information and Communications as a Technical Officer for the past five years. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering. He is involved in the review, revision, redesign, and expansion of the required structure, legislation, laws, and technically relevant national planning and program for spectrum management based on ITU radio regulations as a technical officer in the Ministry of Information and Communications' Frequency Management Department.


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