A wise investor will always conduct some type of analysis before making an investment-- acting on hot tips or blindly following the crowd rarely pays off. Students can start off by asking their parents and find out what stocks they might be invested in and why. They should start watching the spending habits of their families, friends and even themselves—what are they buying? Are they buying more than they use to buy? What products do you always use and trust, and which ones don’t you use anymore.
Students should start watching the business channels on TV, and start reading a few of the popular stock market websites like finance.yahoo.com, forbes.com, investors.com, fool.com.