Tips For College Students Interested In Investing

Tips For College Students Interested In Investing
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Money is as important as American University Rankings clost for a college student. So, it is a smart thing to look for different investment opportunities and ensure that you start earning even when you’re in college. The following noted business opportunities will make you better as far as knowledge and money are concerned.

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1. Learn about Stock investments and day trading

If you’re not planning to open a brokerage account, understand that there are many different opportunities that can be explored by investing in stocks and trading in them. So, open a brokerage account and be ready for the trade. However, understand that we have mentioned that you should learn about Stock investments and day trading and not start with investment process right away. Without having adequate knowledge about investing, you should not move ahead.

2. Aim for long term Investments

As a college student, you have enough time to deal with Investments. So, make sure that you’re aiming for long term investments and accordingly deciding what should be done and how should you proceed with the type of investments that are on your mind. Remember that there are many reliable long term investments but randomly choosing any of them is not a good idea.

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3. Look for low maintenance investments too

Looking for safe and low maintenance investments will help you in ensuring that a considerable chunk of your diversified investment will be safe and secured. With this, you should consider investing in Bond investment that can create a huge impact on your Returns. However, you should not assume the returns to be too high in this case. Low maintenance investments are usually safe, and it can help you with other incentives like dividend, and so you should keep this point in mind before looking at other forms of investment.

4. Invest in a retirement account

Early investment in a retirement account will help you be sure that the returns will be extremely high at the time of your retirement. Investing in a retirement account will ensure that you’ll not have to be dependent on anyone in the future and you’ll be in a position to retire at a time when you’re satisfied with the returns you’re bound to get from a retirement account.

Starting your individual retirement account is not a difficult task, and the best part of investing in it is that the accumulated interest you’ll receive at the end of the tenure will be without any tax liability. So, start looking for the details and make sure that this is a form of investment you invest in at the earliest.

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Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at
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