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Playing the stock market requires a lot of education and even then there are many influences outside anyone’s control.

You have to understand how the system works, understand the complex world of trading (not least the different kinds of financial instruments used), as well as research brokers and fund managers.

Once you’ve done this, you’ve then got to get to grips with the companies on the market – which involves trawling the financial press, annual reports, other company releases and so on.

Investing in property, meanwhile, is simpler: at its most basic, you can simply jump online and start looking at properties.

Indeed, there’s more to getting property investing right than just picking a property but a significant amount of research can be done online and visiting the various areas to get a ‘feel’ for it.

Regards, Nick

Nick Holden

Nick Holden is the Founder of Simple Property Investment and an insured, qualified Property Investment Advisor under the ASPIRE Network industry body. He is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and Cert IV Financial Services (Finance and Mortgage Broking). As there is no 'one size fits all' with property investment, he is on a mission to help ordinary Australians create wealth for their futures with personalised strategies and advice.