They say that you need to be prepared before you enter the stock market.
First, you should have at least researched some information about how it works and the risks associated with it. Second, you need to have money that you’re going to use to fund your account especially if you’re going to be an active trader. This is the money that you think you can afford to lose and not the money that you expect to use to pay for your next bills. Third, you need to have a strategy. And for me, this is the most difficult but the most important thing to have before venturing into the stock market.