AMD 20.83 +0.51 (2.51%) <br />
ATYT No data found <br />
INTC 21.72 +0.10 (0.46%) <br />
NVDA 32.80 +0.30 (0.92%) <br />
That's my tracking portfolio I made this morning, as of 2pm ATYT (ATI Technologies) dropped off the stock market :O.<br />
INTC is Intel Corporation and NVDA is Nvidia.
The company was swallowed..lol<br />
It's called "Stocks" btw.<br />
And, you can either a) Contact a stock broker, or<br />
b) Set up an online account with an online brokerage, and buy them yourself.<br />
I'd recommend tracking them for a while, to be honest....
Well, let's take the number previously mentioned as an example.<br />
The other day AMD was at $20.83 a share. Today they are at $21.50 a share. That means each share has gone up $0.67<br />
If you bought one share you'd have made $0.67<br />
If you bought ten shares you'd have made $6.70<br />
If you bought one hundred shares you'd have made $67<br />
The same is also true if the value falls, the more you have the more you stand to lose. I suggest using something like Google Finance to see the history of any stock see how it's been doing.
AMD has only been going up recently, they are really hitting it big with OEM's now, especially Dell has gotten really buddy buddy and plan on expanding their AMD product lines. Plus they have ATI now, so if ATI is winning the graphics market then that means money for you as well.
<div style="font-style:italic">AMD has only been going up recently, they are really hitting it big with OEM's now, especially Dell has gotten really buddy buddy and plan on expanding their AMD product lines. Plus they have ATI now, so if ATI is winning the graphics market then that means money for you as well.</div>
</div>But it may go down again with there next general chip not being up to spec. Personally I would wait before taking such a big risk.
One oddity that most misunderstand is when you catch wind of a company that had just "Back Dated" options. That is when a big shot gets caught trying to cash in on good times by back dating his stock options. The company is in very good shape when that happens but causes a panic and the stocks drop off. Why buy, like I said, that only happens when a company is doing very well so the stocks will rebound. It's rare but a solid opportunity to jump on.
Sweet lord don't dump all of your savings into one company! For 10000 pounds you chould pick about 20 maybe 25 companies and diversify across a few sectors; oil, manufacturing, technology, mining, services, TBills, ... and if at all possible invest in diffrent countries.<br />
If you want to go risky, leverage your portfolio, but I'd only do so with lower risk companies. Leveraging is basically borrowing from the bank (or other financial entitiy), buying shares, and selling out when you feel they've made enough profit. <br />
<a href="http://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/margin.asp" target="_blank">http://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/margin.asp</a> <br />
P.S. One can buy stock, but one can also buy shares... they are pretty equivalent, though most people would say "buy some shares". <br />
P.P.S. You missed out on Nvidia, they've had massive growth since mid-july<br />
<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/cbuilder?ticker1=NVDA:US" target="_blank">http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/cbuilder?ticker1=NVDA:US</a><br />
P.P.P.S. Some of the terms I've used might not be correct; I study in French, but am half british, half french-canadian. <br />
P.P.P.P.S. (this is getting stupid) You must get in contact with a broker to make trades... however, often buying shares online through your bank or other financial institution would probably be less expensive.<br />
If you don't know what your doing you can stand to loose alot of cash... that being said 1000$ barely gets you into the market. It's pratically riskier going in w/o enough capital because you won't be able to diversify enough, exposing yourself to market risk.
Definitely diversify. You don't want all that money in one investment.<br>
I would recommend:<br>
3) Something liquid, such as GRCs, T-bills, savings account in a bank (the latter having a horrible interest rate)<br>
4) Others (ie: real estate)<br>
Diversifying investments has been proven to maximize profits and minimize risk! Strongly recommended! (aka: you'd be stupid not to)<br><br>
Get some AAA or AA rated bonds. They're extremely safe but have a low return. When you get more comfortable with bonds, THEN get some riskier ones if you want.<br><br>
Invest in solid companies for stocks/shares. Don't go for tech companies at first because they're riskier and harder to gauge. I would recommend Canadian banks (they'd never go bankrupt since they're chartered) or some insurance companies. Otherwise you could go for some big, well-established companies (like J&J).<br><br>
Real estate is a safe market to get into generally and with the right investments could pay off majorly<br><br>
Liquid investments are useful if you have unexpected expenses and you need the cash NOW. That way you don't have to sell your other investments.<br><br>
Basically, lots of research is good. Track stocks for a while (4+ months, I recommend 6+ or even 12+) before buying them. Ideally, go see a financial advisor, especially for such a huge sum to invest.<br><i><br>
Note: This is coming from an Accountancy major, and this is what I've learned in some of my courses + my own experience. However a financial advisor would know more so I recommend you go see one.</i>
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>selectodude</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I have 1200 dollars in Intel right now.<br><br>
It's big money time for me. I only put in 1k a couple months ago.</div>
I told my dad to do that in early/mid summer. I'm sure it would've gone up. I'm not sure if he did. I think he already had some.<br><br>
I would've also done that. It was a good time to do it (just before C2D release)
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