Hi everyone! Good to be here.
I'm a member of numerous other forums on hobbies of mine and find them extremely helpful in helping get me to wherever I wish to be in anything I'd like to excel at.
I can't find the answers I'm looking for in any stickies as yet so thought I'd post my situation here in the beginners lounge in the hope that someone may enjoy taking on an 'apprentice'.
I'm 29 and have been investing in property for 3 years now. Never even thought about investing in the stockmarket up until now that I've been speaking with Steve Navra who some of you may know of.
My property portfolio is currently worth a smidge under $2M and I plan on being financially free within a few years time but would still like to perform work that I enjoy. I'm hoping that the stockmarket could provide this for me in my spare time? We'll see.
I have other streams of income but only casually so would like to do more of that once retired. I don't really like to use that word though. Financially free is more the term.
Here are some questions.
1/ Is it easy to make money from trading?
2/ Like property, is the long term investor usually better off or a 'safer' bet?
3/ Any good books for complete noobs?
4/ Where do I start?
5/ Anyone make a living from online trading? and if so, can I do this too?
Thank you. I really look forward to learning but at the same time am a little nervous as I've been studying property for so long and have found my niche and never thought I'd be looking into shares..