IFB327: Beginner's Guide to Investing - $500 Strategies and Understanding Dividend Yields

The Investing for Beginners Podcast - Your Path to Financial Freedom

22-01-2024 • 43 mins

Welcome back to The Investing For Beginners Podcast. I'm your co-host Dave, alongside Andrew, and you're tuning into Episode 327. Today, we ease the minds of new investors considering how to wisely invest $500. Don't overthink it—we've got strategies for you, from monthly investment increments to understanding dividends and earnings per share. We answer a listener question about the right number of shares for an ETF or stock, and discuss portfolio diversification over quantity. Plus, we've got insights into whether Crown Castle's stock is at risk with the rise of Starlink's satellite-based services. Ever wonder how to sift through the endless stream of investment news? We've got you covered with practical tips to stay informed and grounded. And for those juggling with paying off credit card debt or investing, we weigh in on approaches that might just give you the financial edge you're seeking. 00:00 Pay off highest interest or smallest balance. 03:35 Banker suggests consolidation loan to lower rates. 09:23 Start small, build wealth through consistent habits. 13:10 Company earnings paid as dividends to stockholders. 14:06 Stock yield indicates annual dividend percentage return. 18:39 Diversify portfolio with ETFs, manage risk. Splitting. 20:56 Stay away, Google, diversify, consider percentages, S&P 500 tech exposure. 25:31 Starlink works well in remote areas. Competitive threats. 29:47 Assess company based on business understanding and risks. 32:14 Deeply understanding businesses, using numbers to filter. 36:16 Think before reacting to news or events. 37:51 Thank you, wrap up, invest safely, reach out. For more insight like this into investing and stock selection for beginners, visit stockmarketpdf.com  Find great investments at Value Spotlight Have questions? Send them to newsletter@einvestingforbeginners.com SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple | Spotify | Google | Amazon | Tunein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices