How to invest in shares


Investing in shares has become more popular and its understanding is reaching many more people, like a lot of people now understand that you can set your money aside and while you're having a busy life, your money works for you and you can make a profit without having to be the one working directly with your money. Investing for a lot of people is the key solution to having to reap benefits in the future by making a sacrifice in their present. The goal of investing is to grow your money over time and diversify your income and profits.

If you are new to investing or you have some money that you're ready to put to use or you're interested in gaining more knowledge about investments and money, this article would walk you through getting started in investments and show you how to ensure you minimize your cost and maximize your return. 

Shares are implied as units used as mutual funds, real estate investment trusts, and the holder of shares in a business is called the shareholder of the company. About shares, stocks are known as a collection of shares of a single corporation or multiple companies.

Investing is defined as the process of committing capital or money to a cause with the expectation of getting additional profit or money. Investing is mainly for the future and it will take time to grow. Every investor has to note that there are risks of losses that come with investment and as a beginner looking to gain investment experience, investing in the stock market is the best.


• Investing through your employer

If you're new to the world of investing and you want lower risk, it would be best to start by investing with your employer about 1-3% of your salary and you can even make the process automated. You may choose to increase the percentage of the shares you invest in as advised by your employer. You can increase your investment up to the points where you have mutual funds and even own some company shares or stocks.

• Minimums to open an account

Most financial institutions won't accept your account application in some places unless you deposit a certain amount of fixed money. You may have a form of liaison with the institution to invest in their company shares as soon as you open your account and assure them that you're now a part of their family and you have a lot of bids if you own shares or stocks in their company. Some other companies do not need or require minimum deposits and they allow you to invest in them.

• Mutual funds investment

These types of investments are managed by pools of investor funds that help to invest in a focused manner and while investing in mutual funds can be for large companies stocks like Amazon, Mtn, Banks, and even other well-known companies. Some fees would be charged and one of them is the Management Expense Ratio (MER) it is charged by the company's management team annually based on the number of assets in the fund and it could be about 0.05% to 0.7% based on your type of fund. You can avoid extra charges by checking the number of sales charges referred to as loads. Be sure that any fund you're considering investing in carries a sales load and find out which.

As a beginner investor, mutual funds fees are advantageous compared to a commission on stocks. This is because the fees don't change regardless of the amount you invest. So as long as you meet the minimum requirements for an account you can invest.


Some investors want to be the active hand managing their investment and some others prefer to let someone trustworthy manage it. The specialist that help people manage their investments either in stocks, bonds, index and mutual funds, or even exchange-traded funds are called "Brokers".

Online Brokers

They are mostly either full-service or discount brokers. Full-service brokers will give the client a full range of brokerage services including financial advice and services in everything related to money. They deal majorly with high net worth clients and set standards based on assets they manage.


Discount brokers are more common because everyone can afford them. They give clients the tools to select and place transactions and they also offer advisory services under the command of the client. Based on the financial industry and services progress in this century, online brokers seem to improve themselves daily by finding avenues to offer more services.

In addition, an investor hoping to invest in stocks and would want to use a discount broker with low or no minimum deposit restriction may be having other fees restrictions, such investor should take note of the occurrence of this.


Robo advisors came to life in 2008 and they are focused on using technology to lower investment costs and streamline advice related to any form of investment. The first Robo advisors came from Betterment, a company run by Jon Stein and Eli Broverman, after them, other companies began to understand and also created their Robo advisory services.

It included giving clients future financial and investment Robo advice and making an algorithm that shows how prolific the advice is to enable the client to make investment decisions that will profit them in the future. And it's focused majorly on people who want to invest for a long time.

As a beginner investor, it is possible to start with a small amount of money but it's difficult to select the right investment that you should go for. You need to be aware of the risks and restrictions that come with investing in shares and stocks as the case may be.

You need to find minimum deposit requirements and other fees that may be charged and compare them with other brokers. You would need to start by investing with a broker because of their experience and expertise in investing while you also learn the ropes.

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