13 Steps to Investing Foolishly
You may not realize it yet, but you are staring at a ticket to financial independence. That's right; this little guide is your one-way pass to the financial future of your dreams.Read the 13 Steps
We believe that the best way to invest your money in stocks is to buy great companies and hold them for the long term. The best investments don't need you to check on them daily because they are solid companies with competitive advantages and strong leadership. Patience is the secret to investing and making money grow.
You want to invest in order to create wealth. By investing in the stock market, you'll have a lot more money for things like retirement, education, recreation -- or you could pass on your riches to the next generation so that you become your family's Most Cherished Ancestor.
First, we'll talk about how you can structure your financial life to make it possible to invest. Then, we'll delve into the mechanics of investing, such as opening a brokerage or mutual fund account.
Before you begin, you need to determine your approach. We introduce you to our proven method and even help you understand how to pick stocks and select a broker.
There are several categories of investments, and many of those categories have thousands of choices within them. So finding the right ones for you isn't a trivial matter. The single greatest factor, by far, in growing your long-term wealth is the rate of return you get on your investment. We help you easily navigate the complex alternatives.
It's not surprising that first-time investors often worry about the timing of their initial stock purchases. But take heart, Fools: Time is on your side. Over the long haul, the compounding returns of a well-chosen investment will add up nicely, whatever the market happens to be doing when you buy your first shares.