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How to Make a Million – Slowly by John Lee

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Chapter 5

Spotting opportunities

Research

How should an aspiring investor get started? Not an easy one to answer, but I suggest you begin by reading the business sections of daily or weekend newspapers, and browse through the range of investment/stock market books available at bookstores or online. Select one or two which appeal.

In my view, to be a successful investor requires commitment and time, and you’re only going to put in the required effort if you find the stock market enjoyable and absorbing. To be blunt, either you fall in love with investing – its fascination and its mysteries – or you don’t. You will know soon enough which it is. If you don’t, there is no shame in this, just forget it – leave the investing of your money ...

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