3 Steps to Stop Being Intimidated By Investing

Investing can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 3 steps to help you stop being intimidated by investing.   We understand – investing can feel daunting. It actually can feel like walking on a tight rope across the Niagara Falls on a windy day. If you watch the news or read about finance online (it’s pretty hard not to), it probably isn’t helping. While the news is certainly helpful in some situations, having your eyes glued to the television or your tablet/smartphone probably won’t ease your worries. Think about it; on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and countless other stations, we get a nightly report on how the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ and S&P 500 fared that day. And sometimes that news is filled with doomsday predictions. At the same time, there are terms like call options, liquidity, and hundreds more being thrown around at a million miles a minute. It can make your head spin! However, has anyone ever told you in easy to digest terms what these measure, or what any of this actually means? We’re about to break down some basics on why you shouldn’t be intimidated by investing, and how to get started (with baby-steps):   Bounce back With the news it can seem like the stock market is going into a freefall that will never, ever recover. But many of these reporters would be out of a job if they finished the whole story. Relying on viewership means catchy headlines and making everything seem compelling (even if it’s negative). The truth is; despite any market catastrophe – from the Great Depression to...