and Investment Clubs - Share Dealing
About Share and Investment Clubs
first investment club started in the USA more than 100 years ago
and there are now approximately 60,000 clubs with more than a million
members in the USA. Clubs in the UK are becoming just as popular
as the idea captures the imagination of investors. Investment clubs
are a great way to increase your knowledge and ability as an investor,
in a friendly and fun environment. Whether you are an experienced
investor or a complete novice, there are a number of reasons to
get involved in an investment club.
is no better way to start investing with a club as the stock market
can be a daunting place for a lone investor. In a club risks are
shared as you are pooling your subscription as part of a group of
up to twenty people. Sensible decisions tend to be made collectively
as you share your knowledge with others. You may have no knowledge
about the stock market itself, but you will certainly have knowledge
from your work, your hobbies or just life in general which will
mean that you have the expertise of a particular industry, company
or service to contribute to club meetings.
of these clubs have an educational programme for new members and
you will be surprised how much you pick up from reading newspapers,
listening to relevant programmes on the TV and radio, the internet
and other forms of information. If you are an experienced investor,
you will enjoy sharing your interest with friends or colleagues
and while you might give some less experienced members the benefit
of your stock market knowledge. You will definitely learn something
from other members because they will have knowledge of different
sectors and companies through their work or leisure pursuits. The
research involved in investigating companies can be shared between
members and so too the cost of information.
Clubs are successful when every member becomes involved in finding
out about the companies that may be chosen for the club portfolio.
It's no use leaving it to the others, the job of finding out these
facts must be shared. That way you are contributing all your effort
as well as your opinion. It is this pooling of knowledge, as well
as resources and money that is the beauty of an investment club
and makes it a relatively risk free way to get involved in the stock
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before making any important decisions about your finances.