Tips on When to Buy Stock

Stock investors are required to make profits every time they acquire stock, meaning they have to sell the stock for more than they paid for. Therefore, investors need adequate and reliable understanding on whether an opportunity is worth pursuing and when the time is right to invest in the stock. The timing of acquiring stock can determine the success or failure in investing in the share.  The following are some of the tips on when to invest in the stock.

When a Stock Goes on Sale

For specific products such as electronics and footwear, consumers are always on the lookout for particular seasons like Christmas and Black Friday where product prices are low. As opposed to this, investors do not get equally excited when stocks go on sale and rates are low. They usually tend to avoid the stock collectively. However, this period when the stock goes on sale provides possibilities for great opportunities for investors, who could acquire many shares at relatively low prices.

When Stock is Undervalued

By determining the level of undervaluation or overvaluation of stock, an investor can decide on whether the stock is worth investing in or not. Valuation can be done using a discounted cash flow analysis, by discounting backward the company’s future cash flow projections. The resulting sum, of values, is assumed the theoretical price target. The stock is considered a profitable buy where its current price falls below this value. An investor can also compare a stock’s value to earnings of other significant rivals to determine if the stock cheaper.

 

When a stock’s price is within your valuation range

After carrying out stock analysis, an investor can estimate what a stock is worth. They will then be able to determine if after buying the stock, the value is likely to rise to the calculated value. Investors can obtain stock price target ranges from analyst reports which are available on most financial websites.

When You Have Sufficient Information About The Stock

A top investor does sufficient research on a stock before deciding on buying it. Using information provided on newsletters as well analyst price target can seem enough to decide on a share. However, additional study of the company’s annual reports, recent news releases, presentations to investors on the company’s website as well as information they showcase at trade shows is required. This readily available data can prove valuable in full assessment of stock and help reduce the risk accompanied by acquiring it.

When You Can Patiently Hold onto The Stock

When you invest in an undervalued stock, it can take a few years before its value rises to the price target. Therefore, don’t invest in a stock if you expect it to appreciate in a few months. It is also wise to hold onto a share for three to five years if you believe it can appreciate in value.

When a New Promising Product Hits the Market

It might be impossible to determine whether a product will succeed in the market during its first days in the market. However, overlooking this kind of stock can prove a big mistake. New products often gain attention from consumers as well as investors leading to raised share prices in the near term.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0412/5-tips-on-when-to-buy-your-stock.aspx

https://trendshare.org/how-to-invest/when-is-the-right-time-to-buy-a-stock

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/financialcareers/06/snapdecisions.asp