First post here. Nice to meet you all! Im learning a tonne and have just as many questions BUT right now one in particular. I'm currently paying down a small consumer loan and that will be gone in about 2 months. I then have a specific amount I am going to set aside in to share investing. At this stage, I'm aim to contribute about 1000 per month. I'm going to be paying $20 per trade, minimum purchase of $600 per trade. I have a number of stocks I will be investing but am still doing a tonne of research (Overwhelmed!). My question is how do I get started on such a little amount (which is...basically 0!)? Should I list my preferred companies in order and each month invest in one of them until I cycle through all of them? Should I save up until I have a certain amount to invest in to the sharemarket? Should I save up and invest once quarterly or half yearly in a number of different companies? Or is it ok to put $1000 in x company this month, $1000 in x company the next month until I have gone through each company I want to invest in and from there invest in companies that are doing well whilst balancing my portfolio? At this stage I am looking to invest med to long term, mostly long term but I am thinking of actively trading (not day trading) for x amount of my investment. Just not sure how to go about getting a foot in the door.
At this stage, lending to invest is not an option for me even though I understand there might be benefits so would prefer advice on how to go about my previously advised approach for entry to market.
Does anyone have any advice or suggestions for me? Thanks in advance, and appreciate your help!