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    Investing in the Pakistan stock exchange.


    Seems sound to me.
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    Mate of mine used to invest in Commodity derivatives but always lost money.

    My best advise for you is first of all get one of those simulators where you can have a practise on what it's like to invest. Once you are comfortable and have an idea then you can invest for real.

    A fund which invests in the top 100 like the FTSE would be a safe investment I guess unless the whole Market tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Digging this up, hopefully for a bit of advice.

    So I've come into a bit of money recently, and I'm trying to work out what to do with it to maximise my returns and grow it while I'm at Uni.

    Currently my plan involves investing half of it in a term deposit at 4.60% p.a., compounded annually, and paying off my first year Uni fees.

    Allowing for an emergency fund that I can access, it leaves me with a chunk left over to invest, and I'm considering putting a bit in the stock market (nothing I can't afford to lose, obvs. Rule one of investing.)

    I'll be honest, the idea of investing is a tad daunting - are there any things in particular I should know/books I should read/key don'ts/anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Digging this up, hopefully for a bit of advice.

    So I've come into a bit of money recently, and I'm trying to work out what to do with it to maximise my returns and grow it while I'm at Uni.

    Currently my plan involves investing half of it in a term deposit at 4.60% p.a., compounded annually, and paying off my first year Uni fees.

    Allowing for an emergency fund that I can access, it leaves me with a chunk left over to invest, and I'm considering putting a bit in the stock market (nothing I can't afford to lose, obvs. Rule one of investing.)

    I'll be honest, the idea of investing is a tad daunting - are there any things in particular I should know/books I should read/key don'ts/anything else?
    I agree with AN here, try your hand at one of these stock market simulators to familiarize yourself with the process. And then look to find a low-cost, discount brokerage. I am not really familiar with those in Australia. Now there are a variety of factors that influence the stock price, but at the end of the day, predicting the market is more of an art than a science. Unless, of course, you have some heavy quant strategies and programs up your sleeve.

    It's good to look at industry/sector analysis and fundamentals of a company - consider its financial statements, overall health, cash flows, ratios to determine solvency, liquidity, and other indicators, its management (read up on conference calls and MD&As), news reports, etc. The idea here is to determine the intrinsic value of the company, as well as breakdown the intangible aspects of the business. And then if you have time, try your hand at equipping yourself with a few technical analysis strategies. They can be useful, depending on how you use them.

    But the best way to gain experience and learn lessons in the stock market is by trial and error. If you're risk averse, you definitely want to diversify between various asset classes, which it seems you are looking to do. But also you may want to diversify your portfolio within equities as well by picking relatively stable, blue-chip stocks, which would essentially yield long-term capital growth. You may want to consider ETFs as well, a low-cost way for passive management. ETFs are a great tool in my opinion, especially since 80% of actively managed mutual funds fail to beat their benchmarks.

    Here's an article on Warren Buffett's methodology - Warren Buffett: How He Does It.

    And here's a good interview of Chetan Parikh outlining his fundamental approach - http://seekingalpha.com/article/1731...ental-approach

    Investopedia has some other great articles as well that will be of use to you. Immerse yourself in finance/market news and data. As for books, I'd recommend the classic Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. It is a little outdated, but the revised version with the more relevant commentary and footnotes provides an excellent read and introduction to value investing. I can recommend more books, but I'd suggest looking at those that are more relevant to where you live; those by Australian authors. There's a plethora of information out there, but just be cautious of taking advice from others or certain research reports. It's always best to do your own research.

    Then, in a few years time, when you become a hot shot trader and have built enough capital, come back and we can discuss Forex trading. A lot more thrilling!! Oh and if you ever become the next Warren Buffett or Jim Breyer, just remember who got you started off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    I do know that when most Stock Exchanges are going down the Karachi Stock Exchange is moving up. A lot of hedge funds buy Pak stocks to hedge against losses. Might want to explore that.
    There was that slight correction two weeks ago in the markets.

    But apparently, and surprisingly so, Pakistan has been providing some of the best risk-adjusted returns on equities. Corporate profits, high dividend growth rates, and low prices relative to rest of the region have been cited as reasons for overlooking terrorism and political instability.

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    Arbitrage in forex is extremely difficult and requires vast amounts of capital. There are no free lunches on the stock exchange, especially when it comes to forex trading.

    But yeah agree with Turby, since he is probably one of the most knowledgeable guys on Finance in this forum. And as Turby mentions, you can never go wrong with Fundamental analysis. Remember that most investors are emotional and the one who uses fundamental analysis is always better off, since his stock valuation is always more accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Investing in the Pakistan stock exchange.


    Seems sound to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Digging this up, hopefully for a bit of advice.

    So I've come into a bit of money recently, and I'm trying to work out what to do with it to maximise my returns and grow it while I'm at Uni.

    Currently my plan involves investing half of it in a term deposit at 4.60% p.a., compounded annually, and paying off my first year Uni fees.

    Allowing for an emergency fund that I can access, it leaves me with a chunk left over to invest, and I'm considering putting a bit in the stock market (nothing I can't afford to lose, obvs. Rule one of investing.)

    I'll be honest, the idea of investing is a tad daunting - are there any things in particular I should know/books I should read/key don'ts/anything else?
    Just invest in a wide range of stocks to manage your risk and don't buy or sell anything until you want to cash out. Do that and you're doing as well or better than a good 99%+ of traders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Investing in the Pakistan stock exchange.


    Seems sound to me.
    Just get a good broker don't go for variety stick to basic sectors like cement, oil & gas and you are all set, one of the most rewarding markets globally talking from a 5 year personal experience.

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