Are you interested in investing? Some of you might say NO, but have you heard of OMX30, S&P500, or cryptocurrency? You don’t need to know what these terms really mean at the moment, as we will gradually explain to you in the coming posts. On the other hand, you might have perhaps thought about investing, but given up because it seems too technical and complicated, consuming too much of your time. After all, not investing is the safest way to keep your money, isn’t it?
How do you feel about investing?
Let’s first check how people are feeling about investment. The picture below shows people’s search results on Google related to the word “invest” over the past five years all over the world.
Source: Google Trends (https://www.google.com/trends), past 5 years, worldwide
Software: R, wordcloud2
How to start investing is the biggest hurdle
What did you find? Foremost, it clearly shows that many people are interested in the topic, while they are at the same time struggling to figure out “what to invest in?” and “how to invest?”. So, aside from “why invest?” for a moment, the biggest hurdle for you must be “how to start investing?”. We are here to lower this hurdle by enabling people to invest from pocket change and to make you feel confident about investing without unnecessary anxiety!
In the next post, we will try to tackle the fundamental question “why invest?” and explain how investing pocket change matters in the long run.