I have been doing more and more research on buying stocks-particularly those that offer dividends. I don’t want to blindly buy stocks all crazy-like and hope for the best. This is why I have been looking into well-known companies that have been around for a while. I don’t want to invest heavily into something and watch it tank a few years later. I am trying to start off safe and get accustomed to the ups and downs of the market first.
I have a little experience buying stocks although it hasn’t been much. I used to work at Starbucks in college and they had a neat little program where you could buy company stock at a discount. I remember buying a few shares and feeling like I was a Rockefeller or something. I later sold those shares at a profit so I was seriously happy. I later bought some shares of Bank of America at a huge discount when the Recession hit. I was able to make double my money even though I didn’t buy that many of them. I suppose I have made money on what I have bought even though it has been a tiny amount. Still, I am glad for that profit as it has motivated me to buy again.
I guess what I am asking my dear readers for is advice. I would love to find some great articles on what stocks produce the most dividends and how to invest for beginners. Since so many in the personal finance world have made a good amount of money on stock purchases, I would love to learn more. If you have any knowledge of what a novice investor should do, I would greatly appreciate it.