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Why Share Analysis Is an Essential Skill to Learn for all Business Owners

Analysis is absolutely key to making the best financial decisions, whether it is for your personal finance or your business. The more you can derive meaningful information from the data you have available, the more informed your choices can be.
One important area where being able to both perform and read analysis is a skill that will help you make better choices is in shares and the stock market. You might think this only matters if you are an investor, but in actual fact share analysis skills can come in handy in lots of other ways, too. Here, we look some of the ways having good share analysis skills can help you:

Being Able to Get More from Your Savings and Pension Plan

Why Share Analysis Is an Essential Skill to Learn You don't have to be an avid stocks and shares or forex day trader to be involved in the stock market. In fact, the best performing savings plans, for example an ISA, and pension plans, for example SIPPs, are all about investing in the right types of stocks and shares.
Certainly, there are financial products available to people who would rather not be involved in the investment decisions themselves, however if you are able to do your own analysis and set your own strategy, you will have a lot more freedom and control when it comes to making sure you can get the most out of your money. Remember that a pension plan is something you will be investing in for most of your adult life and relying on later on, and so being able to actively manage the portfolio it is invested in is clearly of benefit to you.

Having a Better Understanding of Economics

Whether you run your own business or not, understanding economics and the market impact of socio-political events can help you make smarter decisions. If you are able to understand how changes, policies and global events affect the markets, you can see more clearly through 'fake news' and really get a picture of what is going on in your own economy. This may help you decide who to vote for, when to make major purchases, which companies to do business with, and much more, and will also give you a better grasp of current affairs. As a business owner, it can give you an idea of market sentiment and direction, and help you strategise.

Know Your Industry Better

Whether you are a business owner or an employed professional, having a good understanding of what is current in your industry and how your rivals are performing can give you a real edge. For this, it pays to be familiar with what is happening with share prices for major players in your industry, and to be able to really understand the bottom line impact of what you see in the business pages.
Knowing the upcoming events in your industry that can drive share prices, for instance mergers and acquisitions, and being able to follow the data as these events take place, can help you maintain a place as a true authority in your industry. Getting involved in share dealing can be interesting and a nice side line for trying to make extra profit, but it is certainly not the only reason to learn, develop and use share analysis skills. These are just some of the ways these skills can help you in life.

Do you understand shares? Have you mastered the skill? What tools do you use or trainings have you undergone for this? 

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Any facts, figures or references stated here are made by the author & don't reflect the endorsement of iU at all times unless otherwise drafted by official staff at iU. This article was first published here on 10th November 2017.

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