In going through the Suggest a Topic comments I came acrossÂ Chintak Dholakia‘s comment and it reminded me of a similar comment when the market began rising a few months ago.
Here is his comment:
Chintak DholakiaÂ January 14, 2013 at 6:19 pmÂ 
I have one request. Can you please guide as in how to start buying shares? What is the process? I am completely new to this field and i didâ€™nt find any information about it. How to invest,what is the process, what are per-requisites i would require to buy shares. Take some example and explain, as in i have balance of say Rs.50000 to invest in shares, how should i go? how much should i invest in safe deposits, how much in share?
Newbie,unguided Share market enthusiast!
I’m sure a lot of people feel this way every time the market goes up, and I had written a series of blogposts about this earlier titled how should beginners approach investing in the stock marketÂ that addressed part of the question about stock market investing and buying shares. I was initially going to point Chintan to that series but then I thought it is a better idea to create a small eBook out of those posts, and keep adding content to it along the way.
I feel that this is a better way to deal with topics that are always of interest and gives a lot of opportunity to expand on the topic at a later date. I’m pasting the table of contents here for you to see if this will be of value to you, and if you do find use for it then I hope you forward it to friends and family who might be interested in it as well.
- Three Stages of an Investor
- The Implicit Assumption
- What is the nature of a share?
- How to execute based on this knowledge?
- Instruments that help execute this
- Parting words
As always, any feedback you may have is greatly appreciated, and you can download the book here:
How should beginners approach investing in the stock market?