Investing Basics

Welcome to Investing Basics. Since you've found your way here, chances are you've got some money put away and prepare to invest in something. Whatever the reason it may be, it is good that you begun your investment journey by doing some research and studies first.

So, why is investing a smart idea?

Most people want to invest in order to create wealth. It is relatively painless, and the rewards are plentiful, if you do your homework right, that is. By investing well in the stock market, you will be able to create passive income from your extra funds or savings. That will lead to a more comfortable and enjoyable live, especially when you are able to reach financial freedom through income generated by your investment.

Today, there are many good articles and sites in the Internet that discuss the various aspects of investing. We will point you to those content wherever applicable, and highlight the key points that are most important to investors in general. Specifically, we will also highlight the key information that is most relevant to you as a stock investor.

Where do you go from here?

1 Know your goals

What are you saving for? A new house? A luxury car? Kids education? Retirement?

It is important to set your goals so that you know your time horizon or how long you need to save or invest (assuming a specific return rate). Here is the 3 key advice that will work you:

  • Start early
  • Make regular investment
  • Be patient
Let the Power of Compound Interest do the magic to grow your investment.
2 Do your homework

In life, one should never stop learning. In investment, the same theory applies.

Here is a list of the most important things to learn before investing in the stock market:

3 Prepare to invest

Now you have the understanding of the risks and rewards of investing, you may be keen to begin investing. Firstly, you need to identify a broker to open a trading account before you can trade in Bursa Malaysia.

Check out our Brokers Comparison page to find the broker that offer the best deal to suite your trading style.

Next, it is always a good idea to research on a stock before you buy into the stock. The following is a list of useful pages in the i3investor portal to help you with the research on a stock:

4 Monitor and improve

Once you've make your first purchase, set a target price on when to exit (sell) your stock, whether its a gain or loss. Record all your transactions in an Online Portfolio to monitor its performance.

You should continue to keep yourself updated with the company performance and growth, as well as market condition in general, as those will impact the price direction of your stocks. If you chose to adopt the Buy and Hold investment strategy, you should ignore the noise and the short term volatility of the market, and focus on the long term growth of the companies you invested in.

Whichever strategy you chose, do stick to it for a while, continue to read, and treat every transaction as a learning experience.

Finally, at i3investor, we wish you luck and all the best in this exciting and potentially rewarding journey. We hope you will continue to use this portal for your investing news and tools. Please share it with your friends if your find this portal useful.

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Suzana Atim


2012-10-01 07:11


i think it is one of the best sites with all the information i need to do the business i want even though i am a beginner,binary option, thank you!

2012-11-10 05:39


ithink , that i search about ,but how can start,and how can contenue , i hop chef my aim

2012-11-11 16:56


in fact, i think i dont have problem any more what is the next step now?

2013-04-27 10:46


u guys are doing a good job,i can now start without fear.

2013-07-06 16:34

Hk Wong


2013-07-15 07:39


I am baCK

2013-07-16 03:28

Shakhawat Hossain

i m in bangladeshi, want to invest in stock market here

2013-10-31 23:05

Shakhawat Hossain


2013-10-31 23:06


Thanks...hopefully this is my right steps to financial freedom... ;-)

2014-01-11 08:21


How to invest? Can someone give me some advice? I'm student. Budget only for 100

2014-01-12 03:51


thanks...hopefully this is my right step

2014-01-29 14:15

PI Capital

Post removed.Why?

2014-03-04 03:46

Joya Joseph

i am really interesting and investing the stock market but i have no idea and knowledge can someone help me

2014-06-06 05:09

Lee Sii Wong

Bought airasia at 2.20... Hope it will go up and up like the airline....

2014-06-06 10:39


I am in Cambodian do not have stock market, how can i invest in stock

2015-09-12 05:05


hi im tommy try to invest us market what can i do,,,

2016-04-11 22:13


What is the next step to invest?

2016-04-11 22:41


hi rianna ,,, finally you r in

2016-04-11 22:50


just study and ask many sifu in the page here haha

2016-04-11 22:55


rianna u can go to malaysia page too

2016-04-11 23:10


Investing in stocks though has a good returns involves a large amount of money because you must be ready in paying a trading fee whether you are buying or selling.

2016-04-20 22:23


this is a very inactive site.
I wonder if I should use it after all

2016-06-22 18:30


This is a must-read for all investing beginners.

2016-08-17 21:25


Thanks a lot!!

2016-09-18 23:06

Brandon Ooi

Hi, somebody tell me where can I find the broker for binary trade. Thanks!

2016-09-20 01:53


for beginners in Malaysia, what and where should we learn ?

2017-06-09 03:49


Saw a number of newbies here asking how to trade. First of all, learn not to lose a lot. Remember, trading is about probabilities. Limiting ur losses then u r half way there. U only need to win 50% of ur trade to b successful as Mr Barush said. U need to have positions sizing n cut loss level before any entry. Fundamentals or technical is up to u.
I prefer technical. U can do back testing on stocks u have selected. I m using Charnexus n is free n give u 3 years data which is more than enough. Always buy on rumors n sell on news. Your profits should b 2x ur risk. Follow d trend n sector leaders.

2017-06-22 05:17


Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing. There are much info on Investing online. Sites like this forum or Investopedia are great ways to learn about how other people think. There are also simple investment articles like those in that are free and gives a simple synopsis to investing theories and ideas. Of course you can always go for expensive seminars etc that may be great. In the end, you've got to figure out what is best for you yourself. Happy investing.

2018-01-01 23:26


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2018-01-08 13:33


Hey guys!
What do you thin kabout investments in real estate?
For example u have an idea to buy flat in one of the next buildings in Singapore and rent it out for daily using. It could be a good opportunity.

2018-02-02 11:51


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2018-02-09 22:02


I am interested in trading US stocks, any recommendation of brokers ? Someone whom we can work with from Malaysia. Appreciate your advice.10u

2018-07-28 22:58


Good.. buy Alibaba

2018-09-05 20:23


U open RHBinvestmentbank acct then can buy no problem

2018-09-05 20:24


U can buy any country

2018-09-05 20:25


can buy facebook

2018-09-05 20:25


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2018-10-27 12:58


well done

2019-01-12 07:38


i am a malaysian from penang live in the states.very interested in the stock market in malaysia. . i am starting as a beginner.can anybody recommend me a place to trade in malaysian stocks.thank you

2020-05-06 12:03

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