Nothing complicated, an individual investor is simply a person who makes certain investments on his own, from personal money.
This is unlike the big investors, the institutional investors, which are very large companies and engage in large-scale investments.
This is the reason why an individual investor is often called the “small” investor, even if this is not always appropriate …
Beyond the title, becoming a “small” individual investor today is one of the best decisions you could ever make.
I know, maybe at first glance it seems to be a very complicated, costly and time-consuming thing, but in reality it’s not like that.
Here are 8 reasons why becoming a “small” individual investor is a very great thing:
1. To get profits
Okay, this is probably the no.1 reason for which most people are thinking of becoming individual investors …
However, it is a good idea to know from the start what kind of profits you intend to get.
For example, if you want to get big profits quickly, even at the risk of disappointing, I have to tell you from the beginning that this is not working. At least not from investments. And certainly not on a regular basis.
On the other hand, if you want to make reasonable profits but on long and very long term, then you have a good chance of succeeding. You just have to make a good plan and keep it with consistency and the results will begin to appear.
2. To build a prosperous future for you and your family
Investments really work on long and very long term. That is, that is why their most beautiful results will come exactly when you will most need them: AFTER ending your active life when you get to … a “retirement”.
Then you will enjoy more than ever that in your youth you have made the decision to become an individual investor because your investments will continue to produce positive results that will significantly improve your standard of living.
Plus, you will have the opportunity to teach your children to do the same thing as you, so they will have the chance to continue your legacy successfully.
3. To create passive income streams
Of course, the sources of active income you have now are very important, whether you are an employee or you have a small business.
But they have a major problem: they are strictly based on your work. It is for this reason that you should not rely solely on them for the future, but start building yourself as many sources of passive income as you can.
They have the great advantage that they require very little of your time, energy and attention, and they continue to earn you income in your absence.
4. To get financially independent
Getting financially independent may seem – at first glance – just a beautiful dream …
But it’s not like that.
The passive income sources you build as an investor will develop over time in the long run, so it is very likely that at some point they will bring you enough income to sustain your living standards at a reasonable level.
On the other hand, without these passive income sources, it is certain that you will remain dependent on your work, so you will never get financially independent.
5. Because otherwise nobody cares about you
Okay, if you do not take care of your financial future, who do you think will take care of you later, the government, the state?
The pension system is already bankrupt, and works only because it is supported by the state budget.
Meanwhile active population declines and retirees are getting more and more numerous.
That’s why I think it’s a good idea to create your own investment system, which in the long run can turn into your primary source of passive income.
6. Because it is now easier than ever to do this
There is a preconceived idea that in order to be successful as an investor, it is imperative to have in-depth economic studies, to be a great specialist in this field, and to spend all day studying financial and graphic reports.
This is totally false.
Of course, being a trader in the capital market and in Forex is a full-time job, but there are tens of millions of ordinary people in the world who carry out their normal daily activities and invest PASSIVELY in the long run without much effort .
Also, the idea that to invest you need big amounts is totally wrong. Today there are many financial instruments that are very affordable and where even very small amounts can be invested.
7. Because the sources of information are very numerous
In the Internet age where we are, any investor can quickly find a wealth of information about the subject that interests him.
8. Because everyone does the same
All the responsible people are constantly concerned about their future in the long run.
And, as they know that the aid coming from the respective states (in the form of pensions) is rather limited, they are concerned about active life in contributing to private pension plans and build their own investment portfolios.
Because they know, for generations, that only in this way they will have the chance to build for themselves and their children a good future without stress, worry or need.