About Investing School
In this day and age where many of us need to make investment decisions through our retirement accounts, it is imperative that we keep our financial sense sharp in order to make the best decision during good and tough times. Hence, Investing School was setup to help us get through the complex subject of investing with our own hard earned money!
Although no one can predict the future, there are clearly ways to save ourselves from the mistakes that our emotions can help us make! Through this site, I hope to guide you by spilling the beans on different investing matters so you can make informed, smart and educated decisions!
How it Started
Investing School was started on October 11, 2008, the Saturday after the week that the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell from 10,114.24 points down to 8,451.19 (a 16.4% drop)! What’s even worst was that a year ago, the same average was at 14,164.53! It was tough watching the market panic during the past week, so I decided to setup this site to educate readers and remind everyone that bull and bear markets happen every few years, and no one ever made a dime panicking!
Long term investors should stay invested because:
- Market timing is too difficult for most people
- The long term approach is much less risky
- Even in a bear market, taking money out is not advised because those that do almost always put money back too late and miss the first, and usually the most significant part of the upturn!
About the Author
My name is David Ning, and I’ve been fascinated with investing ever since my parents helped me invest in my first mutual fund. I still remember the first time that I received the quarterly statement. The numbers did not mean anything to me other than one thing – Current Account’s Worth.
With our 401ks, IRAs and access to self investment services, it is becoming increasing important for us to be educated about investments and how to increase our wealth in the long term. Through other sites that I own, I realized that I could use the power of the internet to share what I know. Therefore, I setup this site to discuss investing subjects and help everyone increase their investment knowledge, in hopes that it will make everyone become a better investor!
I also maintain Personal Finance Blog by MoneyNing, a blog to help my readers and I focus on personal finance. Topics such as saving money by being a better money manager, earning more money by being a great communicator are discussed on a regular basis over there so I encourage you to also check that site out.
Request from Me
Investing School is not the be all and end place for all investing advice, as it is designed to suppliment and enhance your knowledge rather than replace everything else that’s out there. The site won’t be perfect but I will do everything I can to make sure it provides the most value for readers out in the investing world. If there is anything you can think of that will help your experience, do not hesitate to send me a note by going to the contact page!