Ask a Fool: Should I Learn to Invest on My Own?

In the following video, Motley Fool senior editor Dayana Yochim takes a question from a Fool reader, who asks, "Should everybody learn how to analyze and invest in stocks instead of giving his/her money to a broker to do it for them?"

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  • Report this Comment On April 17, 2013, at 2:26 PM, bivio wrote:

    Learning to invest by pooling small amounts with others as a member of an investment club also gives you the hands on experience Dayana describes.

    She makes a great point that you won't really learn unless you invest real money. If you invest as part of a group, you can lessen your personal downside exposure for any "mistakes" you make as you are acquiring the skills you need to make good investing decisions.

    Laurie Frederiksen

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