Asked on 01 May 2020
It depends on how small your actual starting capital to your trading costs.
If trading cost per trade is $10, your investment amount is $100/$1000/$10000, your cost % basis will be 10%/1%/0.1% respectively
Try to increase your monthly cashflow for investment purposes in meantime
I would say that it is better to have at least 6 to 12 months of expenses saved up as emergency funds first, before considering investing.
It really depends how small is small. I'd say just get started now and invest ! Especially if you are in it for the long term, just ignore the commission fees. You can earn them back from dividends distributed from your investments !
Depending on the asset that you are investing into, time in the market is usually better than timing the market. Moreover, we can make use of compound interest to accumulate our wealth at a faster pace.
With this in mind, start early and let the small amount that you are willing and able to set aside do its work now.
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It would depend on whether you are doing a lump sum investment or a regular shares plan. If it is the latter, it does not matter if your capital is small since you a investing a small sum (at least $100 usually) monthly.