Here is some basic information that will come in handy when it comes to getting success with stock investments:
Make yourself a strategy/methodology and check out how the method worked in the past. Based on this information, you will more likely be able to see when you should buy and when you should sell.
Concentrate on only one subject at the time, and be as best as you can. You will always have a greater chance of success if you focus in you’re own niche and don’t try out too many strategies.
Remember who you are competing against
As a new beginner you will have the odds against you as you compete against professionals and experienced investors. Hard work, technique and more experience will allow you to climb the food chain and beat the professionals.
Never listen to the experts, they will probably just give you advice in order to make profit of it themselves.
Diversification is essential to minimize risk.
Remember that everyone loses in the stock market. Just admit the fact that you were wrong and get over it. Try to learn from your mistakes. Take a break if you get a lot of losses several days in a row. Go to the park, the gym or ride your bike. Clear your mind and come back when your are ready and more stable.
Ride the stocks that gives you great profits and cut the losses in stocks that goes the wrong way.
Never purchase more shares of a stock to lower cost if the stock drops.