Yes certainly. Pretty much everyone becomes an investor to some extent over their life. Such as through bank savings or pension funds. The real requirement is to be able to listen to advice and select the good advice from the bad. If you have the common sense to be able to purchase one financial product (e.g. a pension) then you will have the where with all to make decisions about many other investments.
That is not to say that all investment forms will be suitable to you. Some advisers may offer you investments and you don't understand them. Don't worry. Just leave the ones you don't understand and concentrate on investments that you do understand. Your knowledge will build over time and with experience.
If you went and took an economics degree or MBA, you would be disappointed by how much of it deals with other topics and how little is relevant to an private investor.
Julia Abenes, I graduated with a BA in Finance from the University of California - Los Angeles. I mostly dabble in Hang Seng Equities. I don't own any ...(more)I graduated with a BA in Finance from the University of California - Los Angeles. I mostly dabble in Hang Seng Equities. I don't own any American stocks.