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Old 20-09-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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I'm trying to learn how to invest my money. I've been reading and researching, but as we're all aware the internet is full of dis-information and crap.

Does anyone have real experience or success with the markets, or investing in general? How would you start with $100, or with $1000?

Any good books that are worth reading?
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Old 20-09-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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I'm certainly no expert but I got some advice to buy silver recently and I invested a small bit in gold and it has paid off really well for me

There is a brilliant thread about it here

http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=42685
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Old 20-09-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to learn how to invest my money. I've been reading and researching, but as we're all aware the internet is full of dis-information and crap.

Does anyone have real experience or success with the markets, or investing in general? How would you start with $100, or with $1000?

Any good books that are worth reading?
Learn to trade FX. $1000 is just about enough to trade end of day FX markets.

Only risk 1% of your capital in order to get 1% in return or better. Risking 1% to get 2% or 3% return is ideal although 1% return is acceptable, because FX markets trend very nicely.
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Old 20-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to learn how to invest my money. I've been reading and researching, but as we're all aware the internet is full of dis-information and crap.

Does anyone have real experience or success with the markets, or investing in general? How would you start with $100, or with $1000?

Any good books that are worth reading?
It depends if you're looking short-term or long-term. There are a million people out there trying to guess short-term trends, which is a real crap shoot. In terms of long-term trends, all commodities - gold, silver, oil, food - and electricity, will go up in price quite heavily. I believe that sugar will rise in price quite considerably because it's already being utilised heavily in biofuels in Brazil, and it is set to spread throughout South America. But I would never advise looking for short-term gains, because you need inside information to have a chance.
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Old 20-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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But I would never advise looking for short-term gains, because you need inside information to have a chance.
Not true, it's not guessing at all.
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Old 20-09-2011, 07:27 PM   #6
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Learn to trade FX. $1000 is just about enough to trade end of day FX markets.

Only risk 1% of your capital in order to get 1% in return or better. Risking 1% to get 2% or 3% return is ideal although 1% return is acceptable, because FX markets trend very nicely.
would you mind giving an example?
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Not true, it's not guessing at all.
Considering supercomputers are moving trillions of dollars through the markets every day, there is certainly a lot of luck involved.
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Old 20-09-2011, 08:29 PM   #8
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would you mind giving an example?
Uptrend:


Downtrend:


It's safer to go with the trend so:

If you see an uptrend pattern, try and pinpoint 3 or 5 and buy there.

If you see a downtrend pattern, try and pinpoint 2 or 4 and sell there.

There are a few tools you can use to try and pinpoint them like Japanese candles, exponential moving averages (50 and 200 are the best), fibonacci retracements and trendlines.

http://www.fxwords.com/j/japanese-candlesticks.html
http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/...#axzz1YWebLqhB
http://www.investopedia.com/articles...#axzz1YWebLqhB

Download metatrader 4 which is free, and then set it to daily japanese candle charts, then see if you can spot the uptrend and downtrend patterns.
Identifying potential trades is easy - keeping calm is the hard part, which is why you only risk 1% of your capital on each trade.

Also the higher your reward in relation to your risk, the less times you have to have a winning trade in order to make money.
Risking 1% to get 1% back is good enough but the higher the better.

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I'm certainly no expert but I got some advice to buy silver recently and I invested a small bit in gold and it has paid off really well for me

There is a brilliant thread about it here

http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=42685
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Don't be tempted into buying paper that 'says' you've invested in these materials, get the real thing, in your hand.
The reasons for this will become abundantly clear when you read this thread.
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Old 21-09-2011, 07:24 PM   #10
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^ +1.

If you look at nothing else, look at this.
Don't be tempted into buying paper that 'says' you've invested in these materials, get the real thing, in your hand.
The reasons for this will become abundantly clear when you read this thread.
I agree with this...if only I had the courage to follow my gut. The higher the prices go, the more afraid I am to buy. Analysis paralysis. I've been "wanting to buy" since Gold was $900 and Silver was $10.50.

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I agree with this...if only I had the courage to follow my gut. The higher the prices go, the more afraid I am to buy. Analysis paralysis. I've been "wanting to buy" since Gold was $900 and Silver was $10.50.

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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to learn how to invest my money. I've been reading and researching, but as we're all aware the internet is full of dis-information and crap.

Does anyone have real experience or success with the markets, or investing in general? How would you start with $100, or with $1000?

Any good books that are worth reading?
Man, Have i got the place for You Sir/Madam...Have a seat, please...It's called the Lawful Bank...I think...little vague now..You can invest with minimal outlay and if you bring in a few close friends who trust you, I can guarantee some exciting returns on your investment..My name is Obar Obiwan, Professor of economics at the University of Abuja and all I need is your pin code, account number and ID...We will make music no?
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