Things to know before starting stock market investmentsJun 13, 2018(16:58)
The evolution of technology has shrunk the world and has made all data and services available at our fingertips. From grocery shopping to booking tickets, et al. is all done in a jiffy. Finance and banking are no exception. One can easily check accounts, transfer amount and invest in a plethora of investment tools.
Just like the technology, the Indian economy and the share market in specific has evolved tremendously. Post the major stock market crash a decade ago, the stock market has steadily risen and has historically paid off; the values of the leading indexes have almost doubled since then.
And if the best of the industry research experts are to be believed, the stock market is headed towards a higher value.
Both these factors have resulted in a paradigm shift where an increasing number of investors are trying their hands at investing online. If you too are considering commencing online stock trading and online investments, here are few things to know:
Consider the right strategy
While online investment and online stock trading are as easy as clicking a few buttons, making the correct choice of investment is not. Trading independently involves making independent investment decisions. Investing online serves as the best option if you are well versed in the market and can understand the financial terms and strategies suggested in the research reports. However, not many are. Thus, as one of the best stock broking company, we facilitate easily accessible trading platforms, extensive research reports and customer services to help you start online trading of stocks.
Get an education
Ignorance is not bliss for investors of the stock market. Stock market education is vital for successful investing and trading experience. Reading about the investment tools understanding of the market and its complexities are a must for all investors. As a believer of this, we have a dedicated department of education and have ample of study material available on our website with information on the stock market for beginners and experts alike.
Select an online broker
Once you have acquired the required knowledge for online stock trading and investment, the next thing you need is to sign up with a stock broker to open demat and trading account and start trading. Investors generally prioritize customer services and low brokerage as a qualifying point while choosing stock brokers. However, considering the trading tools and platforms offered, research recommendation, educational resources, and other value-added services are also important. Being a pioneer in the industry, we offer best of class online trading platforms, customer services, courses on the stock market for beginners, and complete assistance in accessing our investment tools and services.
Once you have the basic knowledge about the market, start researching stocks. You can read through the technical and fundamental research reports offered by your broker. The technical research offers information applicable in the short-term for intraday trading, BTST or a few weeks of delivery share holding whereas the fundamental research offers findings for the long-term investments. On the basis of these reports, you can follow the market and analyze the effectiveness of it and get acquainted with the terminology used. If your broker provides, you may first begin with virtual trading (mock trading is done with fake money). Gradually you can pick a stock or two and invest a small amount of money.
Familiarity with trading tools
When trading online and independently, familiarity with the trading tools and trading platforms is of high importance. Knowing how to plot indicators, changing settings, searching recommendations, reading technical charts and other information should be prioritized before commencing the independent investment and trading journey. Most online brokers offer a set of tools for online investments and online trading of stocks. At Karvy, we provide browser trading application, desktop trading application and mobile trading application for independent online trading besides the set of assisted trading options. In addition to other value-added services, we also provide Demo services where all the features of our trading tools are explained and demonstrated to ensure you have a smooth trading experience.