I am glad you asked! There are a number of reasons that I felt it would be a good idea to add to the pile of stock market investment how-to books for investing newbies:
•Too Complicated – The stock market books I have surveyed are a bit too complicated and detailed for the newbie. I will try to cover the basics without getting too far into the weeds. I am trying to cover the most important 80% of what you need to know and leave the highly technical 20% out. The vast majority of us can get along with what I supply just fine! If you are really interested in picking up that extra 20%, you will need to continue your studies further.
•Too Basic – Other stock market books I have run across are way too basic. There are some eBooks out there on basic stock market investing that consist of only 25 pages. Really? I think 25 pages will hardly suffice for those of us that know next to nothing about stock market investing.
•Poor Explanations –I am not the most experienced stock market investor by any stretch of the imagination, but I think I have a small knack for explaining things in an easy to understand language. This should help you to get up to speed more quickly and leave fewer unanswered questions as you begin your journey of stock market investing.
•Poor Accessibility – I have found that so many people are interested in stock market investing, but do not know what concrete steps to take to get started with building their investment knowledge. Most investing books are simply not accessible for the reasons listed above. This book will give you step-by-step details and hold your hand through the entire stock market investing process.
•Prevent Stunted Growth – I wish that I would have had a simple book to help me learn more about stock market investing. If I had such a book to get me interested in investing in the stock market when I was around 15, I might be a multi-millionaire by now. Simply put, if even one person picks up or downloads this book and starts their investment journey as a result, I will consider my effort well spent.
I hope that as you read this book, you will find that I have struck a good balance between the points discussed above and developed a book that is accessible, actionable, and practical. I have tried to structure each chapter so you can quickly move through this book without getting bogged down in any one section. My goal is that you will be able to skim the sections containing information with which you are already familiar and spend more time learning about topics that are unfamiliar to you. My ultimate objective is to enable you to hit the ground running on your stock market investing journey when you finish this book.
Will this be the best stock market investing book for newbies ever written? Maybe not. But, it will help newbies with the basics and help them develop healthy stock market investing habits! Now, let’s start our journey with Chapter 1 and a discussion of why you should even begin investing in the first place.