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Turning Idle Hours Into Investment Gains

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Turning Idle Hours Into Investment Gains

The amount of time spent in or out of the home is, of course, reliant on the occupation. That being said, ONS statistics suggest that many British people have gained up to two free hours every day, reclaiming their travel time and their time spent outside of the home. Already this is being turned into better levels of rest, with the average amount of time spent relaxing at a higher level than at any point since records began. This spare time holds an opportunity, however, for would-be home bound investors. As recent events have shown, there has seldom been a better time to turn your attention to current events, and then turn that knowledge into money on the stock market.

Investment Principles

Investing is a simple process that most people, knowingly or not, undertake every day. The vast majority of private pensions are made possible through the contribution of money to stock trackers, and nearly every large business you shop from will have its own stock market value. Simply put, investing is the process of allocating money that you expect to generate a profit on later. There has never been a more simple process for newbies to get involved in the UK. As TechCrunch outlines, there are multiple platforms available on smartphones that enable you to quickly and simply make deposits to trading accounts before turning that into stock options, with inbuilt tracking. This means you can make the most of your extra time, and don’t have to faff about with awkward apps and complicated mechanisms.

Getting Involved

Why should you be interested now? Stock trading has historically been a volatile business, and it remains so. However, recent news events have hinted towards a situation in which small-scale traders – also known as retail traders – can have a big impact and enjoy gains on their money associated with big market movements. This was most recently shown in the Gamestop stock case. This was characterised as a fightback against big investors by newspapers including The Guardian. Small-scale investors, who wanted to make money but also had an emotional tie to the struggling Gamestop franchise, kept the company’s stock moving against market forces. While this has now died down, it did shine a light on an important force in retail investing – time.

Looking At Events

Investing properly is a matter of time. When you decide to place an order, you should do so with a bit of knowledge of the background of the company. What’s going on in the world today that makes their product valuable? Has the company been managed well? Is competition already rising the ladder, and might they take up market space? If you have the time to research current events and really comprehend them, you can make good money through careful placements in the stock markets.

Time is money, and that is often literally the case with the stock market. Having that extra bit of time every day to research options, look at market forces, and process that information can result in some wise picks. At the very least, it’ll be slow-growing money, but you could make a fortune.

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Katlyn Phelps is passionate about all things health and productivity. She's been published on numerous websites and regularly writes on wellness and productivity tips on FlippingHeck.com.
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