Just look at the right side of r/weedstocks forum... if you scroll down enough you will see these :
GUIDES AND MARKET RESOURCES
You can start there.
Plus you can search content on this sub for new investors. A lot of people are nice enough and try to help new investors. Only bit of advice I can give you is do not FOMO (Fear of missing out). Always do your own DD (Due diligence) before investing. Take peoples advice with a grain of salt.
yes, yes. you can check pse.com.ph for more info - and or the bank you frequently use. :)
for more information on basic stocks - read intelligent investor by benjamin graham.
p.s. don't invest in things you don't know and or don't understand. and be doubtful of financial advisors. research it as if you're researching how not to get pregnant, if you're a virgin, and about to have sex (meaning take it seriously) :)
you can get a copy in national book store or any major book store in ph :)
Go read Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor for everything you need to know about value investing. Buffet claims he won't ever write a book since everything is in there (also, author is the guy who Warren learned from).
>90/10 stocks bonds until you're closer to retirement.
You might want to read that book too while you're at it. Keeping less than 30% bond is taking unnecessary risks.
Buy value stocks. ¯\_(ツ)_\/¯
"Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements: The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage" (2008) , "Buffetology" (1999) , and "The Intelligent Investor" (1949, 2009)  are more investment-strategy-focused texts.
Read: The Intelligent Investor . It's one of the best books you can read if you're interested in investing.
Investopedia university has plenty of great articles to read. Investopedia also has a stock simulator which you can use to practice with fake money.
Then go listen to some podcasts related to stock markets. Motley Fool Answers is a good podcast with some good financial advice and their mailbag episodes are helpful. There's plenty out there
The last Willey "for dummies" series I got was the how to land an IT job one and most of them were easy to read and had some decent pointers. That being said I'm always skeptical on getting stock market books. I own The intelligent investor and also have listened to Money Management Skills on the great courses audible series and I can say that phrase I keep hearing the most is that "you can't beat the market".
The average person who goes on etrade or Robin hood doesn't have the same resources as those higher up do with computers that can process hundreds of trades in the blink of an eye or potential insider sources . We also get emotional over stocks and find it hard to disassociate ourselves from our losses and boast about our gains. Getting someone else to manage your portfolio is also costly and you can most likely get better gains as long as you diversify your stocks in a mutual index fund. That's just a bit of what I learned and I suggest getting those 2 books/audiobooks that I recommend. I still believe the dummies books will be good, but from what I read, you'll have much more stress trying to maximize gains individually actively rather than take a backseat in a well diversified portfolio
I would recommend against buying individual stocks for any non-sophisticated investors. There is wide research that shows that most active investors can't consistently get good returns on individual stocks. The bogleheads wiki elaborates on this topic (https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy)
If you do wish to invest in individual stocks I think you may need to devote time to do thorough research on your investments. I seriously don't think some stocks recommendations on reddit are going to be very useful. The learnings of the Intelligent Investor ([https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0060555661) ) are a good start.
Easiest thing you could do is put as much as you can into the Vanguard 2065 retirement fund and max out retirement accounts. Best thing would be to pick safe companies, pay attention read their proxy statements and vote sensibly, not giving the board whatever they suggest. This is the downside of index funds, which agree with the board over 90% of the time because they have too many positions to track.
The best advice I can think of is for you to start here: https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0060555661
Seriously, close your browser and start reading.
Some books, read them all (in no particular order):
First thing's first: Crash Course for New Investors.
Then, look up The Intelligent Investor .
The Intelligent Investor , it's pretty dry, but WOW really teaches you about investing and changes your perspective on your finances
The Intelligent Investor
Ok, that's basically what I did when I started out. Let me just say, there is a learning curve- and LOTS to learn. However, if investing turns out to be something you enjoy, and you always continue learning, you open the door to higher returns in general (and a very interesting hobby :D ).
At the start, you don't need to know much more than the general facts. Equity, bonds, the market. What the lingo means, and where the resources are. The original book I got for an overview was the following, and I would recommend it: The
The FT Investing Guide - not a cheap book, but will go over the foundational knowledge you need.
I would then follow with The Intelligent Investor , which is THE great value-investment book. It will tell you about how to logically approach investing in companies, and give you a framework for choosing better companies to invest in, and not overpaying for the equity you invest in.
Knowledge of macro economics is also a plus, imo. I started off by reading Economics for Dummies (yes, really).
The basics of accounting is somewhat essential, but it's covered in the FT guide. If you can get to the point where you can understand a typical income statement, balance sheet or statement of cash flows, it should be enough to be a competent investor. It allows you to understand the underlying financial health of a business, which is very important.
Your aim is to find strong companies, with good future prospects, which are undervalued by the market, and invest for the long-term. This will allow you to maximise your returns.
..I was all set to continue writing this wall of text, but I think I'll leave it here for now. If you have any further questions, or would like more clarification on any points, I'd be happy to help. So just let me know.
If you only ever get 1 book, you can read this in a couple days, and it helps you get started with Vanguard.
Once you have a decent amount of money invested, this book will ensure you don't fuck it all up. A much longer read but full of good information on how to take the emotions out of investing, which are basically going to be your biggest foe.
Calculate out/project your monthly expenses and multiply them by 3-6. Then start saving that amount of money in a savings account. If for some reason you lose your job or something happens (your car breaks down, you have a medical bill) you can use this money to keep yourself from going into debt. When the emergency has passed, replenish the savings account.
Once that's established setup a Roth IRA and start contributing to it and investing.
If you're serious about trading, read these two books in this order before proceeding: