Finding Investments Through Your Interests

September 29, 2019

When you manage your own investment accounts, it can be hard to find stock you want to buy. Businesses to invest in are in no short supply, but finding the right ones can be tricky, especially if you’re not well versed in finances or have an ear to the ground on what are the up and coming businesses. A good way to get started is to follow your interests and expertise, so as to properly gauge its future – and the return of your investment. For example, if you know that people who use vacuums want a certain feature. You find that there’s an up and coming business that is finally answering that demand. Here, you may feel like that stock will do well, as people will want their product! How can you best find investments through your interests? Let’s take a look.

List Your Interests

The first step is to list your interests and practical knowledge. This can include things like building computers, playing video games, arts and crafts, beekeeping, and so on! Whatever you would consider yourself well versed in is a good thing to put on the list.

Google It!

Now that you have your list, it’s time to hit up the search engines. Look for public businesses, meaning that ownership is split between stockholders that exist outside of the business. Look at each business carefully to make sure it’s something you feel is worth investing in, whether or not they fill a niche in their industry, and so on. Then you’ll make a list of promising businesses from these searches. Aim to have at least five to ten of these, if not more.

Check Their History

Here, you’ll start to check the business’s market history and see how their company has fared over time. For newly public companies, there won’t be much of a history to work off from, so you’ll have to take a chance. You can also see if anyone has done their research on the company to make an assessment of their future as a public company. If you’re looking at an established company with a history, check that they haven’t been on a long-term decline. Look at a five-year history, if possible, to get a good sense for their stock value. Ideally, you’ll want to find a company that is on the rise after a recent decline or that has been on a consistent upward trajectory.