Investing the Personal Savings in Stocks

When a person is mentally ready to invest in the stock market to gain a return, there are numerous steps to be taken before the final decision to invest. Among the various, the most important one is the decision to arrange the funds for the investment and to buy the stocks.

The best source of funds for investment in the stock market is personal savings, saved for the purpose or some other purpose.

As investing in the stock market is a little risky and needs typical considerations for the action, it is better to identify and analyze the potential advantages and risks of using your personal savings fund.

Note: Though investing in the stock market is lucrative and highly rewarding still it is very risky as well. The investors must always be ready to face certain risks. The largest risk, the investors face, is the potential risk of losing even the basic capital.

In addition to that, stock market investors routinely face many risks, such as:

Let’s analyze the personal saving and its application for the investment in the stock market:

Benefits of Investing Personal Funds in Stock

Risks of Investing Personal Funds in

1. Ownership and Wealth Building

When you are applying your personally saved funds for investing in stocks, it facilitates you to become an owner of a part of the company in which you are investing. This decision may prove to be the wisest one if the company goes through capital escalation and generation of extra wealth for you over time.

1 Market and Stock Volatility

Commonly, the stock prices, rather than whole the stock market are highly volatile, i.e. there may be sudden or high price fluctuations without prior indication. This fluctuation may lead to fluctuation in your investment as well.

2. Hidden Chances for High Returns in the Future

Stock history is evident that sometimes stocks provide higher returns if compared with other investment options. They may help your savings to rise faster as compared to traditional saving funds, invested somewhere else.

2. Risk of Loss of Even Basic Capital

Though there are chances of high returns in stock market investment there is no guarantee of returns. Rather; there are possibilities of losing a small or large portion of your savings, invested in the stock which may result in the decline of your valued saved fund. The investor must be mentally ready for both situations.

3. Diversified Expansion

 When you are investing in the stock market, enables you to diversify your collection for the investment by investing in different companies of different industries, in the companies with different risk or potential earning levels. It also makes it possible to reduce the potential risk of investing in companies of different financial worth and saves your investment by not investing in a single asset.

3. Period or Horizon to Earn Returns

Stocks are invested commonly for longer periods. So, the investor must keep in mind the longer periods and not expect quick returns on the investment of your saved funds, made in the stocks.

4 Facility of Encashment at Any Time

In the investment portfolio, the stocks are considered as comparatively liquid investments, i.e. you may buy or sell the stock, under your ownership, at any time and easily whenever you need money.

4. Change, Diversification, or Expansion of the Funds may not Reduce Risk

Though diversification, expansion, or investment in different funds may reduce the risk of loss it must be in the mind of investors that diversification may not eliminate the risk of loss.

5 Benefit of Dividend Income on Stocks

Some companies have a policy to deliver and pay dividend income to the owners of the stocks. The majority of such companies deliver such dividends regularly and this may increase your regular income. This payment of dividends can provide you with a regular income torrent, making an addition to your saved fund.

5. Research and Wise Analysis Is a Good Thing But …..

For investment in the stock market, an investor needs research, thorough analysis, and decision-making. If you are not doing the due analysis, your decision may be wrong, causing a huge loss to your financial worth.

6 Tax Benefits and Advantages

Depending on the style and size of your saved and invested funds, you may earn many tax advantages, such as; capital gain tax breaks or advantage of break of tax on your retirement account.

6. Quick and Immediate Emotional Decision Making Must be Avoided

Emotional decisions and reactions during the investment in the stock market may be highly risky ones and can lead to the reactions to market fluctuations can lead to unwary and imprudent decision-making. So, an investor must remain strictly disciplined, far away from the emotionally unstable conditions as it may cause your funds huge and irreparable loss.

7 Long-Term Investment Growth Benefit

If the stocks are acquired for a long-term investment with the purpose of growth over time, they may grow and glow with significant compounding over time. Increased value in stocks, regular dividends, tax advantages, and compounding; all may work to make your stock investment grow many folds.

7. Professional Skilled Advice

It is highly recommended that an investor must always discuss, consult, and take advice from professionally expert gurus if you are uncertain about the activity of a specific stock.

8. Inflation Evasion and Hedging

If the saved funds are left, without investment, they may be haunted by inflation. Stocks and their related income flows are historically known in the financial market to work as a hedge to outperform inflation. By working as a hedge against inflation, stocks not only preserve the parity of your saved funds but grow the purchasing power of your saved funds.

9. Control Over Your Investment

When you are investing in the stock market, you must be assured that you have complete control over your investment and funds, i.e. you have buying/selling of your stocks, the time to buy or sell, and to whole you want to sell the stock. This control is very important rather than critical for the investors in the market.

10. Educational and Learning About Stock and Finance Opportunities

When you are investing in the stock market, you have the opportunity to learn about the financial market, the stock market, economic forces affecting the stock market & national economy, and different factors and forces affecting the stock market. All these will enhance your knowledge and learning about finance.

11. Flexible Investment Fund

You can start investing in the stock market with flexible amounts, i.e. with small or large amounts, depending upon your savings and available funds. Unlike many other businesses, it is not necessary to have a large investment fund.

Concluding Words

It is a wise decision to invest your saved funds in the stock market as it is a good and rewarding path to enhance your wealth status using your existing savings to invest in stocks. It can be a rewarding way to grow your wealth. But always keep your financial goals before your eyes while taking a good amount of risk tolerance. Apply wise and well-thought-out investment strategies to achieve your long-term objectives.

Remember; diversified, cautious, and prudent investing decisions are the key to your successful growth in your stock market investment.

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About Saadat Wahid

M.A. Education, MBA (Finance) P.U. HDR (Finance) from SZABIST (Islamabad & Dubai). Now a Research Scholar at SZABIST. Currently Website Developer and Content Writer