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Investment Tutorials


Novice Tutorials

You can find a lot of good investment advice on the net, most of it is available for free.

Here, we summarize the sites most useful for the novice investor.

Tutorial Comments
Investment Basics Start with this eye opening basics tutorial, on the Motley Fool web site. It is one of the better sites that offer the novice with much needed advice. It is very good, and required reading
13 Steps to Investing Follow on with these 13 Steps, also from the Motley Fool.
EduStock Learn what the stock market is, and how it can work for you. Includes tutorials on how to pick good stocks, and a simulated stock trading game.
Yahoo Finance Contest This is an investment game that is real in every aspect, except for the money. You receive 100,000$ in fake money, then you try your wits by investing it. At the end of the investment, several winners are announced and and receive (real) prize money. It is a very good vehicle to introduce you to the market without risking anything.
ETrade Investment Game Another investment game that runs periodically.
Questions about Investment Before you start investing, ask yourself these questions.
Tips for Online Investing What You Need to Know About Trading In Fast-Moving Markets.
Investing 101 On the Smart Money web site, you can find the Smart Money University. Start with these set of courses.
Online Stock Trading - in Arabic If you know Arabic, and if you are more comfortable with it, then check this web site which sells an educational book that explains in a simplified way Stock Trading on the Internet in the American Stock Markets. The book also provides hints and tips for strategies on Electronic Investing.
Principles of Islamic Investing Dow Jones University has this online course taught by well known and respected scholars and experts in the Muslim Investment arena, namely, Justice Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Dr. Mohamed Elgari, Sh. Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo, and Rushdi Siddiqui. You can also view the course outline, and even take the Online Quiz. Cost is 59$ payable by credit card.

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Terms and Conditions

By using this site, you agree to the following terms and conditions:Site topics refer to banking, investment, finance or insurance, in an Islamic context. The information provided on this site is given in the hope that it is useful. There is no guarantee that all the information is accurate or timely. In other words: caveat emptor. There is no guarantee that all participants abide by Islamic rules or local laws. Some participants may make claims that are not entirely ethical nor legal. 

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Loans / Financing

In Western societies, Financing has become a way of life. The basic form of financing is to buy a certian product or service (e.g. TV set,Car, clothings, ...etc.) and pay in installments and interest.Loans in the prevalent economic system involves interest, which is prohibited in Islam.Aside from that, loans often encourage consumerism, where people buy things they don't need with money they do not have!

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The Three Variables

There are 3 basic variables in the Compounding equation. The more you have of any one of them, the higher the end result will be.Time The longer you invest a certain capital amount, the higher the end result will be. Starting Capital Money can bring in more money. That is, if it is wisely invested. This is why the (wisest) rich keep getting richer. The larger the amount you start with, the higher the end result will be. If you do not have a large amount to start with, then you definitely can afford small savings on a monthly basis. Rate of Return

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The Chess Board and the Grain

Long long ago in an ancient land, there lived a very wise man who happenedto be the Vizier at the court of a great Sultan.

Months and years passed by and the great Sultan died, and his young prince replaced him. Being young, the prince lacked experience. He started spendingmore than what his father used to. The wise Vizier decided to teach the brashprince a lesson!

The prince set a contest and as a reward, decided to give the winner whateverhe wishes, boasting of his wealth, being under the illusion that his wealth isvirtually endless. The Vizier won, and asked the prince for the prize: a singlegrain of wheat and a chess board!

"What?! Just a grain of wheat! Are you insulting my wealth?" yelled the prince.

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Referrals

By demonstrating that Muslims are a sizable mass in the market,and that there is money to be made by offering them tailored products that cater to their investment and financial needs, we can have a mutually beneficial business relationship with the product and/or service provider and the Muslim community worldwide.We can refer our visitors looking for such product and/or services to companies offering them.Example of such services are (Investment products, Investment Research, Strategy and Advice, Discount Brokerages, ...etc)

Demographics

There are 1.2 Billion Muslims worldwide. This represents a hugedemographic that could have a huge marketing potential.We plan to collect certain statistics (in an anonymous, privateand confidential way) on the visitors of this site for companiesinterested in offering Islamically Correct® investment products to this audience.If you think you can help, or have something to offer, pleaseContact Us.

Prohibited Business Activities

The following set of business activities are considered prohibitedin Islam, and thus investing in these kind of businesses is notsomething a Muslim should undertake.Food and Beverage Related

  • Alcoholic Beverages Islam forbids a Muslim to manufacture, consume or sell all intoxicating material, which include all Alcoholic beverages (such as Wine, Beer, ...etc.)
  • Pork and Pork Products

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Who is it for?

This site if for:Muslims All Muslims, regardless of sect, are welcome to this site. Our intended audience are the vast majority of practicing Muslims who look for Islamically Correct® ways of investment. Non practicing Muslim, although not directly addressed by site, may still find it useful from a practical investment point of view. We do not address the tiny minority and fringe groups who may have a tendency of describing everything as forbidden.Non-Muslims Non Muslims are also encouraged to visit this site and browse its content, thus gaining insight in the way Muslims conduct business in general, and perhaps offer products and services that can meet Muslims needs whether in as a minority community in a Western country, or whole countries inhabited by a Muslim majority.

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Why this site?

The motivation behind this site is to give advice to Muslims that wouldhelp them earn money in a way which is Islamically Correct®.By sharing information with each other, we Muslims can help each othermake mo

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Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds are groups of stocks and other investmentinstruments (Bonds, Certificate of deposits, ...etc.)managed by a "professional" and pooling money fromthousands of investors and leveraging the aggregatedamount of the pooled money in buying stocks and bonds.

Types of Mutual FundsAny Mutual Fund falls roughly into one of two categories (as below).Before you invest in a fund, you have to know which type it is, andwhether that type is suitable for your goals:

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Debit Cards

Debit Cards, also known as Check Cards, is a special form ofcards that look to the merchant just like a Credit Card, with the VISA or MasterCard logo on them. However, this card is actually an ATM card that allows you to withdraw money from ATMs (directly from your checking account) without incurring interest. Also, the purchases made are debited (thus the name) from your account instantly.

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Stocks

By owning a company's stock, you own a piece of a business as a silentpartner (you do not participate in the day-to-day running of the business).

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