How to start investing in stocks?

As far as I know, New Zealanders do not like to invest in stocks. In fact, many people will do anything to avoid buying them. But because interest rates are so low, stocks get attention because many people now offer dividend yields that are higher than deposit rates.

It is time to overcome the 1987 crash and move on. Stocks are an important investment in a portfolio. They provide the potential for dividend income and long-term capital growth.

Avoid potentially damaging effects if the market plummeted by investing only in strong, quality stocks and never borrowing to buy them.