Getting into the market
Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 11:13 am
My apologies to everyone who has money invested in the stock market.
I recently discovered that I could buy stocks from my online banking. It was such an easy thing to do.
I always thought that buying and selling individual stocks was unattainable for a layperson like myself.
I figured if I wanted to purchase stocks I would need to make an appointment with a broker, take time off work to do so and that it wouldnít be worth my while considering the meagre amount of money I can afford to invest.
I couldnít have been more wrong. It was absolutely simple for me to invest my little bit of cash into stocks.
Iíve been watching the markets going up, up, up and now I would finally benefit financially from the unrelenting upward trend.
This could be the financial break that Iíve been hoping for.
Well, it was a break of sorts. I think I broke the stock market.
The results were almost instantaneous. I invest a little bit of cash into stocks; that upward trend takes a sharp turn in the opposite direction.
Iím trying to figure out where I went wrong and apparently everyone decided to sell their stocks on Monday once they heard that I was investing.
This has caused a shift in my thinking towards my own financial position.
Iím feeling grateful for my lack of disposable income. I wouldíve invested more if I had more to invest.
Thankfully, my investment amount was so small that the losses are disappointing but not painful. As for everyone else with serious money invested, Iím sorry for being the last straw that broke the camelís back.