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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Irwan Asmaran heloo all...my friend
what is counter , 0.005-0.0150 now for investment for long term. Please share a good news
28/12/2015 21:09
Abnash Chander Good Morning.
29/12/2015 10:00
keri Good afternoon bursa
30/12/2015 15:13
Aadilson Ps Xxavier What is the law in force in the malaysia on foreign investment , in case I want to invest it?

What is the legislation of tax incentives
13/01/2016 19:05
irfankamalik Topglove-CZ warrant is a REALLY GOOD buy. Very good warrant for buying in large amount as the price is only 28 cents now. All of topglove warrants have never failed to shoot up to 80 cents. Good warrant to keep. Will definitely shoot up to 50 cents in a month or two. Topglov is doing very good now coz rubber price down mah and their orders from japan and us keep on increasing.
21/01/2016 21:47
Lenon William thanks for the tip guys
12/02/2016 17:39
Yen Leng Hi guys, kindly recommend which securities firm is ideal? TQ
22/02/2016 13:44
Ezra @Yen Leng - http://klse.i3investor.com/jsp/hti/brokers.jsp
08/03/2016 09:56
mrBEARmrsBULL dato & datin,
Can u all plse share how to invest warrant blog&forum link to me pls? I plan to invest in warrant and would like to learn more

09/03/2016 11:57
Ezra http://www.investopedia.com/articles/04/021704.asp

Not a Dato or Datin, but here's some info about Warrant.
Understand that warrant is a high risk high return tool.
Use it right, you can make some great gains. Use it wrong, it's a weapon of mass wealth destruction.
To invest in warrant, what recommended are: 1. the company of your choice must have solid fundamentals - must pass most of FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS METRICS, 2. Must not be too close to expiry, 3. Premium must not be too high, 4. Understand the gearing - risk vs reward ratio.

If you are still unsure on how warrant works after reading the article, you can try learn from KCChongnz in i3investor. Just search for his name, he has an article about it if i recalled.
16/03/2016 12:10
mrBEARmrsBULL THank you good Samaritan @Ezra_Investor

may i check with u pls?

for example:

Listing Date: Jan 15, 2016
Maturity Date: Oct 31, 2016
Issue Size: 50,000,000
Exercise Price: MYR 2.77
Ratio: 2 : 1
Underlying Stock: POS
Avg Volume (4 weeks): 526,450
4 Weeks Range: 0.02 - 0.185
52 Weeks Range: 0.02 - 0.185

1)for this warrant, Exercise Price: MYR 2.77 Ratio: 2 : 1 means wat ?

2) if unlucky need to exercise the warrant, 1 share need to pay how much including all the charges?
18/03/2016 15:57
Ezra Call Warrant (C) and Put Warrant (H) works differently than normal Warrant (W). I do not recommend Call and Put as they are more suitable for trading and not for investing. Please read the link above for detailed explanation.

Exercise price means the money you need to add-on to exercise to mother share. Eg. current call warrant price is 0.02, you will need to add 2.77 to exercise to become mother share.

As I'm not well versed in call/put warrant, I'm not too sure about ratio 2:1. But in normal warrant, ratio 1:1 means 1 warrant can be exercised to 1 mother share. Better consult your brokerage for more information and clarification.
22/03/2016 13:37
stocknoob in the future where would i be
22/03/2016 21:08
FXgminvestor To invest in local market, u need a lot of patient.the price moving up and down very slow. after I trade oversea market, i loss interest to invest in local market. MY ROI almost 120% per year while invested to oversea. I also help my friends to manage their fund by sharing profit....i will only invest in local when i got insider news...lol
11/04/2016 22:15
FuturesTrader888 Hello! If you would like to trade futures, you can open a trading account with Kenanga Deutsche Futures. You can either contact them at 03-21642155 or email them at futures@kenanga.com.my
21/04/2016 17:38
jayanthi15 can somebody explain how to trade oversea market?
26/04/2016 17:36
Nintendo which is better structured or company warrant?
26/04/2016 22:19
principal i have funder interested fund to PUBLIC LISTED COMPANY.Interested please call or whatsapp 012 4911029
27/04/2016 16:16
zag133 Ian the new kid on the block baru nak belajar main share
27/04/2016 18:00
hbm1313 tq.no comment.
09/05/2016 21:27
AhZieMie saja nak belajar yang baru... orang kata zaman ni zaman pelaburan... betul ke..?
17/05/2016 11:12
云高 Betul
20/05/2016 20:32
kinfatt999 world recession is comming soon, dont invest , wait after recession then only bet,now is holding cash better, bear is coming
21/05/2016 10:44
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
稻田·* 片片绿青~粒粒芳香 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

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