Tell me about investing as a hobby!
February 5, 2013 5:02 PM Subscribe
I've always had an interest in the stock market and investing but have only given it a small amount of attention. I was recently trying to come up with ideas for a hobby and realized that (a) investing is something I have had a long standing interest in and (b) it's something that people can do as a hobby! What are some resources/guides/books for learning as much as possible about this?
posted by averageamateur to sports, hobbies, & recreation (24 answers total) 58 users marked this as a favorite
Some background details: I am 26 and I live in the Midwest. I work a 9-5 job that pays $40,000 a year and I have lots of free time and enjoy reading and research. I have a small emergency fund and some student debt that I'm steadily paying off.My goal is at some point to be financially independent. I'm vaguely aware of the concepts of value investing vs. technical analysis and value investing seems to make the most sense to me. I'm not particularly interested in day trading or changing my career to finance (my background is in the humanities and I work as an illustrator.)
I'm not so much looking for personal finance or budgeting advice, more on the art/science of investing. Any tips, advice, and resources would be much appreciated!