Investing Basics

Welcome to Investing Basics. Since you've found your way here, chances are you've got some money put away and prepare to invest in something. Whatever the reason it may be, it is good that you begun your investment journey by doing some research and studies first.

So, why is investing a smart idea?

Most people want to invest in order to create wealth. It is relatively painless, and the rewards are plentiful, if you do your homework right, that is. By investing well in the stock market, you will be able to create passive income from your extra funds or savings. That will lead to a more comfortable and enjoyable live, especially when you are able to reach financial freedom through income generated by your investment.

Today, there are many good articles and sites in the Internet that discuss the various aspects of investing. We will point you to those content wherever applicable, and highlight the key points that are most important to investors in general. Specifically, we will also highlight the key information that is most relevant to you as a stock investor.

Where do you go from here?

Know your goals
  What are you saving for? A new house? A luxury car? Kids education? Retirement?

It is important to set your goals so that you know your time horizon or how long you need to save or invest (assuming a specific return rate). Here is the 3 key advice that will work you:
  • Start early
  • Make regular investment
  • Be patient
Let the Power of Compound Interest do the magic to grow your investment.
Do your homework
  In life, one should never stop learning. In investment, the same theory applies.

Here is a list of the most important things to learn before investing in the stock market:
Prepare to invest
  Now you have the understanding of the risks and rewards of investing, you may be keen to begin investing. Firstly, you need to identify a broker to open a trading account before you can trade in Bursa Malaysia.

Check out our Brokers Comparison page to find the broker that offer the best deal to suite your trading style.

Next, it is always a good idea to research on a stock before you buy into the stock. The following is a list of useful pages in the i3investor portal to help you with the research on a stock:
Monitor and improve
  Once you've make your first purchase, set a target price on when to exit (sell) your stock, whether its a gain or loss. Record all your transactions in an Online Portfolio to monitor its performance.

You should continue to keep yourself updated with the company performance and growth, as well as market condition in general, as those will impact the price direction of your stocks. If you chose to adopt the Buy and Hold investment strategy, you should ignore the noise and the short term volatility of the market, and focus on the long term growth of the companies you invested in.

Whichever strategy you chose, do stick to it for a while, continue to read, and treat every transaction as a learning experience.

Finally, at i3investor, we wish you luck and all the best in this exciting and potentially rewarding journey. We hope you will continue to use this portal for your investing news and tools. Please Sign In or Register (FREE) and share it with your friends if your find this portal useful.

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Mahersaham i can teach u how to use bull and bear market to your advantage. Go search mahersaham now
11/06/2016 07:24
Nazib Omar hi..i also newbie here..mohon ajar dari taiko
14/06/2016 09:54
Gina Woods Post removed. Why?
18/07/2016 20:36
AK Hi All,
I m new here. at this moment which share can invest?
20/07/2016 00:03
beach relaxing mode Whole team talk to each other?

Project On? Clients ON?
20/07/2016 00:04
Tara Samson Stock investment isn't the only way to go. You could also try fixed deposit and unit trust. You can read more tips in this handy beginner's guide to investing in Malaysia: http://www.comparehero.my/blog/beginners-guide-investing-malaysia
22/07/2016 16:22
CaiShenYe save money for investment while shopping online - https://www.shopback.my?raf=EVjy7x
01/08/2016 19:08
Dickybullsoup Hi all senior bro and sis,

My virgin 1st post here.

I am currently using HLebroking, nominees acc. Just re-entered Bursa market a month ago and trying to build a handsome portfolio.
What do you guys reckon about HLebroking? is it good to use? Can share some tips to use it?
01/08/2016 19:30
oldd I am an oldie thinking of some investment in shares without burning. capital set aside RM15k. Any portfolio suggestions please.Thanks
05/08/2016 11:55
sostupid see calvin tan's website
05/08/2016 11:59
ckkhen oldd,
For good dividends, buy Apollo(500 shares), Perstim (500 shares), HaiO (1000 shares) and SAM (400 shares). For Net Asset Value, buy icap(1000 shares). Disclosure: I have these shares bought lower than current prices.
05/08/2016 12:20
oldd I am a new investor with RM 15k to invest. Any suggestion for portfolios
05/08/2016 12:22
Mawie Hi.interested to open cds acc for share trading.anyone from JB can offer me?
12/08/2016 02:07
25/08/2016 12:05
Kumo Power invest at your own risk. High risk high gain.
19/09/2016 06:55
ConsulTrust Salam & Hi.

Im Unit Trust Consultant since 2015. Experience in Syariah investment, KWSP Investment (Account 1) & Saving of Haji.

Experience also help investor who had problem regarding their investment & help restructure their portfolio for better return.

Call/Whatsapp me 014-5059491
25/09/2016 18:26
Eric Chin Kian Wah Anyone can comment HB Global? Worth buying now?
26/10/2016 07:15
habib hi can some gurd me. im a beginer. im intresting in strategy thats known as random walk. what i know random walk is so hard to predict. its short term of investment. high risk and high profit . i hope someome can gurd me.
14/11/2016 21:31
wkcalex I am a dummy investor.I analysed financial report:Revenue is comprising cash n credit sale.Trade Receivable(TR) is solely credit sale.Should I say in order to know cash sale only, just to minus TR from Revenue? Pls comment n help me, if any tqvm.
05/01/2017 17:34
SyakirSufian hi everyone..i know nothing about investment..can someone teach me?
10/01/2017 15:02
geekobear read at www.e-teen.net/stockmarket.html
i understand the stock market from there because it tells you how price go up and down and so on..very good website in my opinion
11/01/2017 03:13
Farhan Mi Any remisier here to help me?
18/01/2017 13:53
Arun Chandru Sekar I'm a foreign national. Is it possible for me to do trades in KLSE ? Rather than going for NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, I think its' easy and supportive to do in Malaysia itself. Appreciate if someone could guide me through the local brokers and other needful data.
06/02/2017 00:22
John Lu Maybe Singapore wb Calvintan which rank 182 in 2017 stock pick can guide u
06/02/2017 00:24
Stevenow Happy value investing by Warren buffet / Ben Graham methods. Need guidance and learning from investment gurus here.
09/02/2017 12:01
duckie35 die many times liao......help!!!
21/03/2017 17:20
grace1234 can anyone share what good and reasonables share to invest
12/04/2017 17:24
steelmaha Watch for steel counters.....
07/05/2017 20:06
hooi72 duckie35,nobody can help u only u can help yourself.u should know what u want to be at stock market. to be a trader? invester?contrarian? different position different ways to earn money from stock market.if u mix up , u die la. good luck.
10/05/2017 09:13
sapari57 Deyung soloaz... u kaya sorang2 la, main jauh2.
21/05/2017 09:20
720720025667 saya newb, tlg berikan tunjuk ajar u all...
01/06/2017 12:22
Tony91 I am using m+.. why am i being charged minimum rm40 on my brokerage fee when my agent say is only rm8?
06/06/2017 15:05
mugunthan92 Hi guys. newbie in stock market here. just started learning stock investment here&there... Any of you guys heard about this Asukabu app? https://asukabu.my/
I think its s good platform to learn the basics. Do you know any other place to learn stock?
04/07/2017 22:33
xuewenapeng I just downloaded it
04/07/2017 22:36
xuewenapeng Good to use
04/07/2017 22:56
mugunthan92 good to use right! they have a good guide about basic stock investing that teaches noob like me. And they have chat thingy where we can ask anything.. But i think its very new to the market, not a lot of ppl are chatting though...
05/07/2017 11:29
Apachee92 https://asukabu.my/ hoho nice to see app made for Malaysian stocks
05/07/2017 12:24
ckkhen Posted by oldd > Aug 5, 2016 11:55 AM | Report Abuse
I am an oldie thinking of some investment in shares without burning. capital set aside RM15k. Any portfolio suggestions please.Thanks

Posted by ckkhen > Aug 5, 2016 12:20 PM | Report Abuse X
For good dividends, buy Apollo(500 shares), Perstim (500 shares), HaiO (1000 shares) and SAM (400 shares). For Net Asset Value, buy icap(1000 shares). Disclosure: I have these shares bought lower than current prices.

oldd, if you have followed my suggestion you would have made handsome gains as follows:

Apollo Then 6.16 Now 5.12 - 17%
Perstima Then 6.08 Now 7.79 + 28%
HaiO Then 2.05(adj) Now 4.19 + 105%
SAM Then 7.60 Now 7.93 + 4.3%
icap Then 2.27 Now 2.58 + 13.7%

You would have made about RM4,000.00 (+ 27%) for your 15k investment.
06/07/2017 11:03
Azhari Tulimin I'm interested to open CDS account. Any dealer can WhatsApp me the detail 0127476852
27/07/2017 12:26
Yellowking Recently bought LBAlumn counter at .75 total os purchase is rm3771.90. I want to ask 21.90 is broker commission? I am Maybank2u investment user. Commission rate seems very high at .584 percentage
13/08/2017 10:31
Wernn Yee Hi, is Arank and gadang ok to buy currently?
18/08/2017 20:13
zaharah hi all, i want to study abt the stock market technical analysis..can u guys recommend any books for me..for beginner..tq
06/09/2017 15:27
冰冰冰 ckkhen, do u have ur contact number? Tq
07/09/2017 11:50
Serje Hi there newbie has landed lol. just came across one website. it says the best perfoming stocks 2017. Is it worth buying a few of them? http://www.bestpennystocks2017.com
08/09/2017 04:58
SY Hi, investing/trading books for sale: http://www.mudah.my/Trading+Psychology+2+0+By+Brett+N+Steenbarger-58153210.htm http://www.mudah.my/Technical+Analysis+Explained+By+Martin+J+Pring-58153642.htm
14/09/2017 07:15
Kevin Tan anyone heard of 8I education ? they have a course named MIP (value investing ) for newbie..is that good ?
18/09/2017 14:04
subpop223 Hi all, I have some issue. I am working at oversea and got no plan to going back untill next year. Is it possibility for me to apply CDS account through online?, eg: submit all scanned document by email, I mean no need present in-person? Many thanks..
18/09/2017 22:30
Patron possible with Rakuten. @subpop223
18/09/2017 22:34
subpop223 Glad with many thanks @Patron, i do check it now :)
18/09/2017 22:39
shah3Q Hi
23/09/2017 22:15

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