How to Get More From the Disposable Income You Earn From Your Business

When you start to gain some success as an entrepreneur it can be a fantastic feeling, having a good income at your disposal from something you built up yourself and poured your blood, sweat and tears into. Of course, having your own business can also mean you have to be quite careful with the money that you do pay yourself, as it can be harder to predict how your income will look in the future than it can when you are in relatively stable employment. This means that as well as funding the lifestyle you’ve been working so hard for, you also probably want a good strategy for using some of your disposable income as investment money, or even to use to try and gain further profits. One of the best ways to use some of your capital is to get involved in trading of one kind or another on the financial markets.

Investing in the Markets

You have a lot of options when it comes to the markets, and deciding which suits your lifestyle and the level of involvement you are interested in having is key. If you simply want to invest money in long positions with a view to making money and potentially earning dividends, then investing in stocks and shares can be a good choice. You can research and decide on which stocks you want to purchase on your own, or talk to someone like a wealth management consultant.

The aim here is to look for businesses that are likely to gain value over time. This means investing on long positions is less time consuming and hands on than being an active trader, and well suited to people who want to put their capital somewhere where it has the potential to increase in value, while of course, being able to unlock it at any time by selling the shares (something you can’t do with other long term investments like property).

Becoming an Active Trader

If you want to use your investment capital in a way that allows you to be more involved in the markets, then taking shorter term positions on stocks or engaging in forex trading can be a more suitable option. This allows you to trade in sessions, and to come up with strategies based on events and analysis. The goal is to make money by trying to open and close trades at the right times to benefit from price fluctuations during your session. This can not only be a good way to get more for your money, but is also an interesting and engaging activity, and you may also find it helps boost your business skills and market knowledge.

CFD Day Trading

A third option is to trade contracts for difference (CFDs). This is a popular option that is available from some great online trading platforms and can also be done using mobile apps. Here, you are still looking at making money out of short term positions if you day trade, but rather than buying and selling shares, currencies or commodities you instead profit when markets move in the directions you predict. This means you can gain even when the assets you are concerned with actually lose value. You have the freedom here to work with all kinds of different markets rather than focusing purely on forex, a stock exchange or commodities, and it can be a fascinating and exhilarating way to get involved with financial trading.

Whichever style of investment or trading best suits your preferences, it can be a highly beneficial way to use some of your disposable income to try and generate even more money, as well as giving you a new interest, knowledge and skills. However it must also be done with the knowledge that there is some risk attached, and capital is not fully safe.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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