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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hunt reginald yoganathan

Would like to know if there are any software to monitor dividends accumulated.

2012-02-01 22:21


the online portfolio does not allow input on quantity and hence the P/L of each (or all) positions. Looking for a portfolio templates that can input all above, including dividends - so as to see overall performance.

2012-04-17 14:13


i love to learn and be expert in it,,,

2012-09-28 11:58


i3investor is a valuable investors'tool

2013-05-09 18:54


sti comfir bearish

2013-06-07 13:55


Very good guide to newbie investors...thank u

2013-06-07 16:31


Portfolio Template can be improved, to allow quantity owned / invested so as to provide P&L of stock owned. Thank you. Otherwise, I like this site p very much.

2013-07-04 15:04


I'm grateful fo this website's services and info provided.

2014-03-04 17:16


just like LCD global inv.

2014-06-04 16:50

Peter Graham Lancashire

Such as?

2014-07-25 00:06


Post removed.Why?

2014-08-05 16:00



Had I come across the articles in the last 2 links shared by you years ago, it could have save me a lot of money.

2014-08-11 19:39


passerby @ in stock market never too late. Uncle is 64 y.o. still learning kikikiki

2014-08-12 23:20


@ Uncle BumbleBee

Are all those articles written by you? At 64 y.o. you doesn't sound old at all by the nick of BumbleBee....kikikiki

You are almost 3 cycles of Chinese zodiac ahead of me. Yup, I'm still learning & refining investing everyday. Thanks for all those shared links :)

2014-08-13 13:24


Hehehe @passerby ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,uncle just know how to cut and paste ...maybe play some shares

2014-08-13 23:44


hihihi uncle....I'm also a Malaysian la....kikiki

I think i3 is one of the most active forum can find some good peoples around...

for SGX, I'm tailing this Pang Sin Tan....

2014-08-14 10:51

Danny Kc

Malaysia here too..

but malaysia i3 is more happening than here =.=

2015-08-04 00:36

Ami Wong

yes, but today malaysian market is closed

2015-09-16 20:06

Ami Wong

hey danny do u trade in malaysian shares

2015-09-16 20:06


Do you guys think the STI will head for the 2200 to 2400 range since its a bearish sentiments and there is this backdrop of a technical recession?

2015-10-04 21:08


Fundamental of the company need to be focus

2016-05-16 21:48


PHLX Semiconductor (^SOX)

Semiconductor rally is coming.

2018-02-21 01:01

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