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.

  157 people like this.
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
10155043954738727 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
Azrin Jamri Plz teching me about investment? Im newbie...
How to buy unit??
#mahersaham plz watsap me 0195910065
01/10/2017 21:40
Azrin Jamri Plz teching me about investment? Im newbie...
How to buy unit??
#mahersaham plz watsap me 0195910065
01/10/2017 21:41
Asriel 如果你想要有一天领受稳定的被动收入,请从信托基金开始学习投资。可以进去快乐理财网看看... https://wisefocusblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/first-blog-post/
11/10/2017 19:18
jason87 Hi all,
anyone interested in investing on U.S blue chips stock? Our fsp is able to hit 0.91 profit per single trading day.
08/11/2017 16:15
Getting Hi how do I search for all stock with B initial? I can only see the list of stock with A initial . Tq
01/12/2017 14:47
Booyeah we are helping investors in doing wise investment rather than speculation. feel free to leave ur number and I will add u guys to our telegram group
01/12/2017 15:58
serena717 Which is the best app more technical analysis screener? I am suing VIndex Stock Screener now for its TA and also FA. A decent app for free. But would like to know any other choices. Even paid app is OK
04/12/2017 14:20
kenlee haha f those screener lar.
04/12/2017 14:30
Nadzeri Mohd Hi..I'm newbie
13/12/2017 01:23
Asriel 如果你已经试过投资几年了,还是觉得不理想。可以考虑换去Fundsupermart的基金投资。有个私人网站专门帮助在哪里投资的方法。它就在 ... https://wisefocusblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/%E4%BF%A1%E6%89%98%E5%9F%BA%E9%87%91%E6%8A%95%E8%B5%84%EF%BC%9A%E6%AF%94%E8%82%A1%E7%A5%A8%E6%8A%95%E8%B5%84%E6%9D%A5%E7%9A%84%E6%9B%B4%E5%A5%BD%E7%9A%84%E9%80%89%E6%8B%A9/
17/12/2017 21:06
Larrytrader Guys if you all really want to learn investing , the best way is to read lots of books.I can recommend books that can be found in Popular which is The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.And my advise to you guys is that don’t listen to anyone on this forum,just analyse your own and see factual news.There are many spectaculars here so don’t listen to people , just read books and analyse on fundamental.
17/12/2017 21:55
Muhammad ZikrieK System fb?
23/12/2017 07:18
Hasbir Amirullah Nak account baru.tak faham type account
02/01/2018 08:15
saifj76 hi...saya baru di sini, ada sesiapa yg sudi membantu saya utk menjadi pelabur....wasupp 0192597150
03/01/2018 11:56
aivee Thanks Larrytrader for the book recommendation.
It's always very confusing for us 1st timer "trying" to start.
05/01/2018 13:47
13/01/2018 10:30
bluebiznet Not bad, very localised apps
13/01/2018 12:50
bluebiznet Should support whethher you are beginner or not
13/01/2018 12:50
bianco hi....where to buy eod klse data
15/01/2018 10:24
GPATYS Ooi Teik Bee had recommended speculative stocks since 2017. All stocks selected by Ooi Teik Bee, he ensured fundamental of the stock must be very good.
Mr Ooi please let us know your choice of stock for 2018.
29/01/2018 07:55
newbie5354 If FA good can sure make money? How abt those buy Hengyuan at RM 19?

Posted by GPATYS > Jan 29, 2018 07:55 AM | Report Abuse
Ooi Teik Bee had recommended speculative stocks since 2017. All stocks selected by Ooi Teik Bee, he ensured fundamental of the stock must be very good.
Mr Ooi please let us know your choice of stock for 2018.
29/01/2018 08:15
igain88 Can anyone able to explain how to convert european style non-collateralised cash-settled structure warrant ?
04/02/2018 21:25
ScrewDriver to igain88: no.

Hahaha, just kidding.

I'm assuming you are asking about call warrant.
European style warrant can only be exercised (ie. you take the bet off the table against issuer)upon expiry date, automatically, you don't have to email the issuer or anything.
However, you can't choose to exercise it before the expiry date.
After the expiry date, the warrant will be automatically exercised and the issuer will mail you a cheque if your settlement is greater than zero, ie the warrant expired 'in the money'.

On the expiry date, the settlement you will receive for a call warrant is calculated based on this formula:
Settlement (in RM)
= [(Mother share price)- (Exercise price)] x (1/Conversion ratio) x number of warrant

So let say in an example, the mother share price is RM13.62 and the exercise price of call warrant is RM10.00, and conversion ratio is 10 to 1, and you are holding 1000 call warrant
then applying the above formula will be

= [(Mother share price)- (Exercise price)] x (1/Conversion ratio) x number of warrant
= [(13.62) - (10.00)] x (1/10) x 1000
= 3.62/10 x 1000
= 0.362 x 1000
= RM362.00

If you apply the formula above and found that the settlement is a negative in numbers, you dont have to pay the issuer anything, but it also means your call warrant expired worthless, ie you lost all the money invested in the particular call warrant.
04/02/2018 22:28
seedharaman investment can be done through stock market stock market varies with https://www.newexpressnews.com/stock-market-news/
09/02/2018 19:12
Lasyira Hi everyone.. i started trade since 2016
07/03/2018 20:56
malayantiger16888 In m2u online stock, what is the meaning of B-Q , S-Q and L-V ? What is tell us about ?
12/03/2018 10:46
ccmoh123 how to buy stock in China(SHANGHAI STOCK EXCHANGE)
30/05/2018 11:06

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