Friday, February 13, 2009

On Investing


Since no one was asking for it, I've decided to start blogging about investing. This will include both general information about economics, finance, etc. and my personal investing choices and stock discussion. I need to add a disclaimer and that is if you decide to actually follow anything I say, you should speak with a financial advisor before actually making any moves, I really can't be held responsible for any losses you might incur based on my amateurish advice. I'd also like to point out that my opinions will be tainted by my experiences and the people I listened to growing up and in school. This list includes, but is not limited to, my father, Warren Buffet, and Benjamin Graham.

One of my big pet peeves of the American educational system is the general lack of finance/accounting/money classes in the junior high, high schools, and colleges (for non business majors). So many people enter the world without even rudimentary knowledge of economics and I think it's to the detriment of us all.

If you are new to the stock market, a good place to start might be an investing simulator. Something similar to Investopedia's Stock Market Game (link: http://simulator.investopedia.com/?viewed=1 ) is a great place to practice and get a beginning understanding of the American equities market.

Look at this space for more info soon!

2 comments:

Kim said...

I'm excited to learn more but i'm going to leave the investing up to you.

Shop Girl said...

I am excited too! (and since I am 3 credit short of an economics minor...) We have opened up a roth IRA what else should we be doing? (besides depending on our pension??)