8 Simple Steps to Start Investing in 2021 [Investing for Beginners]


By the time you finish this video, you WILL be ready to start investing in 2021. 🏁 I’m answering eight of the most common questions for how to invest in a step-by-step investing tutorial for beginners. Even if you’ve already started investing, this video will make sure you have the basics you need for higher returns.

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I did a poll last year of the community and found that one-in-five had not started investing yet. That changes with this video! I’m going to give you a step-by-step on how to invest by answering every question along the way. By the time you finish the video, you’ll know how to start investing and be ready to make your money work for you.

We’ll start with how much to invest and how to set your goals. You can start investing with any amount on most websites. I’ll show you a strategy to start investing with $150 a month towards the end of the video but if you can only invest small amounts per month, do that. The important point is to get started investing in stocks and create that habit.

I’ll then show you how to get your personal finances ready to invest. We’ll talk about creating an emergency fund that doesn’t keep you saving forever. I’ll also show you which stocks to buy and share my favorite investing strategy.

Next, I’ll reveal the investing platforms I use and what to look for when you decide. I’ve got three criteria I look for in a stock investing website that will save you money and make it easy to invest.

I’m running out of space here so make sure you watch the video. I want to be a force for change in your life and I want you to start investing now!

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0:00 How to Start Investing 2021
1:10 How much to invest
2:45 Getting ready to invest
4:48 How to know which stocks to buy
7:00 Where to buy stocks
8:35 How to start a portfolio
10:05 How to buy a stock
11:50 How many stocks to own
12:54 How to know when to sell
14:25 A step-by-step strategy to start investing for $3,000 monthly income from your investments!
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Joseph Hogue, CFA spent nearly a decade as an investment analyst for institutional firms and banks. He now helps people understand their financial lives through debt payoff strategies, investing and ways to save more money. He has appeared on Bloomberg and on sites like CNBC and Morningstar. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a veteran of the Marine Corps.



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    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

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  2. Kevin Sos
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Hello. Im a 45 year old paycheck to paycheck married father of 6. For my familys sake, I need yo generate more income. I have no knowledge about investing outside of great videos like this. Any and all advice and/or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

  3. Gisselle Mendez
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Just learning as much as I can in such a small amount of time! I’m pressured at home and I just want to break my family cycle!

  4. Debbie John
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

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  5. kec afrike
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Biggest obstacle : I live in Albania and dont know whic app to use to invest ?

  6. Loreal Lucas
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    How to you get a good investor so you can start a portfolio

  7. Walter Palmer
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Shame this guy gives literally no fucks about the scams in his comments.

  8. Joy David
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    This is really a great video, but as for me i make huge profits on my investment since i started trading with Mrs Juan Susan, her trading strategies are top notch

    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Best way to rebalance a stock portfolio that's very disorganized, off balance & has garbage to get rid of?

  10. 00 Pisani
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Big important question here 》》When should we SELL our stocks??

  11. The Everyday Investor
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I've started a new YouTube channel documenting my investment journey. It will be closely following the strategies you outline in this video and a dividend investing video you did earlier this year. I look forward to seeing how they grow over the coming years!!!

  12. Gigi
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    So you have to pay monthly?

  13. pokeyy101
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Where to start, where to put my money are a couple reasons why ive been hesitant to stary

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  15. Habesha Hope Music
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Which companies are good to invest. Any help would be appreciated.

  16. kolyakeem
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    All knowledge is power, thank you for what you're doing Jo

  17. Bruno Savvy
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Okay first of all how do I invest where do i go how do I open an account i don’t understand what do i do ?

    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Biggest problem is home and car repairs and a teenager.

  19. R0bl0xP3acheS
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Can I invest even at the age of 15?

  20. perry james
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    i started working with you……I know I’ve changed a lot that really helped me to become a better person inside and outside….you are one of the reasons why I’m always trying my best…..You have influenced my life in such a positive way words cannot express my appreciation…..@Felixtrades0 on lG for getting me enough funds you know I appreciate you in so many ways

  21. King Haywood
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Thank you for this video. I needed this information!! Stay safe out there everyone.

  22. Sam Parker
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    if you have a company 401k and you need to roll it over. Can you buy ETF into your 401k? If you roll over your 401k into another company's 401k can you buy stock and ETF for that company 401k?

    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    What if you don't have a monthly budget to invest just a one time 3 or 400 dollars? would it still work or will I lose it fast?

  24. Jim Von
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    The number one obstacle was not knowing. So I am playing catch up and setting up those younger then me with the information I did not know. This channel is one to recommend!

  25. Robert Hindman
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    My biggest question is "Do I have what it takes to learn and be lucrative in dealing with the stock market "?

  26. Russell Marsh
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    How long it takes to verify a bank account on e trade…

  27. Thomas Charter
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Seems the best way to start is find a couple of ETF’s and then expand to individual stocks after you set up a base.

  28. Jab Hutt
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I dunno…so I checked formula, made spreadsheet and just explored 10 years (for me, that's insane amount of time tbh, you might not even be alive, especially as you get older). So with compounding interest and investing just 200, it didn't seemed anything insane…sure, better than nothing and it is only 200. Only when I increased monthly investment to 500, which again, far from anyone can afford every month to throw in that amount and we are talking straight 10 years. Realistically, I have made return around 3%, since anything higher is babushka's fairy tales before bed. Amount is 80961.21. I mean…sure, it is now a substantial amount and you can invest it in business etc., but over 10 years, you've put yourself under quite some restrain with 500/month (for those who it is not, then 80k isn't substantial amount). Keeping in mind also, that ACTUALLY, you just saved 60k, like literally physical put aside 500/month for 10 years, which will be 60k. So that leaves you with almost 21k per 10 years, which is 2100 a year extra of savings. Good, bad? I dunno, for each it's own, but…
    I would do it, just because I could, because why not, but otherwise I would strongly look into small business, which will give you WAY more a year and per 10 years. Doesn't have to be tesla, could be food kiosk on the corner.
    So that said, I also struggle to find who would be so generous and offer that compounding interest on top. As an example – me. Opened last year account with tradezero, since I am from UK, can't invest in US otherwise (or at least it is one of the options). No where even in small print it is said that I can get ANY interest by buying anything with their platform. What I can get is difference between when I bought a share and current price. Where and what there compounds is a mistery to me. I would love to invest, but seems any real gains are only from gamblers like on r/wsb….you make it or brake it, type of deal. And mostly you'll "brake it". Business seems the only real way to make anything substantial, which I do. Of course, then there's all kinds of side stuff you could make…like youtube videos, explaining something and nothing about whatever:)

  29. Jab Hutt
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    So if you have 15-20 stocks and you get around an average market return, wouldn't it be better just to invest (especially as a beginner) into market index itself?

  30. patrick VN
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    do you pay taxes on money you invested of on only the profit?

  31. Marcos Martins
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I have a really dumb question but I just don’t understand this, when you invest in stocks ? How do you profit ? How do you get the money ? Do you have to sell those stocks ? Do the companies pay you after 12 months ?

  32. Ybsm Aicab
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    5 years ago i would have made better investment decision, 2016 i kept losing money trading stocks then i quit cause it was frustrating,2018 was my relapse, i came back to the trade scene smarter and with professional help from Miss Lowry Fritzberg , i made my first 800 k with her completely handling my investment portfolio, wish i didn’t waste my time trading blindly 2016, she is getting quite popular in the U.S. telegnam@lowrifritzB

  33. Marcia Roial-Craciun
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Wow . This is great video. Everyone who watch this video to be blessed.

  34. Robin Solymanijam
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Great video thanks.
    Is there a way you can do a video about how to look at …. Let’s say yahoo finance. … interpret the numbers and financials and let’s say there was a dip in the graph 2 years ago. How do we go about looking at what happened. And so on.

  35. Lori Strahan
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Well done, very informative. Thank you!☺

  36. Keith Stankus
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

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  37. Christopher Bean
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Are there any funds that don't make money from interest based loans?

  38. thanewage403
    July 22, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I wish I had educated myself when I felt AMD was going to spike…. It was 11$ then. When to 96$ at one point I think. Thank your for your video Sir!