- Insider’s new “Ask An Analyst” column offers novice investors advice on how to succeed with stocks.
- Ryan Paisey is a veteran with nearly 20 years’ experience on the markets.
- Find out below how you can submit him questions.
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Retail investors – everyday people who buy stocks – are more important than ever in trading.
In January, Redditors saved bricks-and-mortar video game chain GameStop from being shorted, tanking Wall Street veterans in the process.
They have since also piled into cryptocurrencies, driving “meme token” Dogecoin to record highs and pumping up the value of anything from silver to lumber.
Hedge funds can no longer look down on them as people who follow the leader.
But lowering the entry barrier to the stock market has meant a lot of novices are trading money they cannot afford to lose.
Insider is launching Ask An Analyst – an advice column that aims to make you a better trader with straight forward responses to basic questions.
Read the column: How to find stocks with the most growth potential
This isn’t about listing stock picks. If you’ve wondered “how much research should I be doing on a stock? What am I doing right? What am I doing wrong?” this is the column for you.
“For too many players, the basic knowledge of the games we play are lacking, they are more concerned with guessing ‘up or down’ than understanding the basics which can immeasurably help improve their decision making process,” he says.
“I’m not here to tell you how to trade. I am here to share my 20 years of experience with those that have questions which only experience can answer.”
To submit your question, email email@example.com with “Ask An Analyst” in the subject line.