Before you start investing there are some basics you need to know, and a few things you need to think about.

There are so many elements to the financial markets that you could spend your whole life learning. All the information is out there and available to you but where do you start? The beginning is probably the most over whelming part, this is probably why a lot of people do not bother or give up on the idea.

This is why I have created this site and blog, in the hope I can make it easier and help people start investing.

Below I have drawn up what I believe you need to understand first and how this information fits together. If you start with these specific areas you will get to a basic understanding and readiness much quicker.

I have tried to break everything down in to smaller, bite sized posts. Have a read through them and spend some time taking it in. The if you need more details you can google it, but at least you will know what you are searching for!

CREATING INVESTMENT GOALS
If you start investing without thinking about your goals, you will end up investing in the wrong things, you might actually find that investing isn't what you need to deliver your …
UNDERSTANDING MY RISK LEVEL
Understanding your risk level is critical to understanding what strategy you should use. It is also crucial that you understand that there is always risk involved. You need to understand risk …
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INVESTOR AND TRADER
One thing that confused me at the beginning was understanding the difference between a trader and an investor. There are many similarities and cross overs, but there are some fundamental differences. …