Once you’ve determined the shape of your portfolio,it is time to invest.
Call and talk with the person if neccessary.
Then fill out the paperwork,deposit some money and open up account.
After deciding what to buy,don’t buy all at once ,enter slowly.
What if you invested all your money just before a market downturn?
Being in the red that quickly wouldn’t do much for your confidence.
Plan to take months to invest all of your money to minimize any market timing risk.
Finally, remember to set aside time each week to review or catch up on the news for your investments.
As your experience grows your asset allocation decisions will probably change.
You could adjust your portfolio on a regular basis,say every year or so,by selling some of one type of investment and buying more of another.
These additional funds can be used to expand the number of securities you hold or can be added to existing holdings.
Careful thought before and during your investing career will do more to help your results than trying to chase the latest hot stock.
After all,it’s your money-you should know what you are doing with it and why… MORE HERE