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    Investor.gov is a free, neutral website which will help you learn about financial products and check out investment companies and professionals.

    DrDave
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    Before you begin to invest money, map out an asset allocation plan to stick by. Make it diversified and systematically rebalance it over time.

    santo80
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    Be careful to avoid investing in stocks based on like or dislike of the company. Deciding to invest is harder than deciding to like or dislike.

    mmurph211
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    Don't try to play the common game of "timing" the market by handpicking domestic equity stocks. Ultimately most people lose money doing this.

    santo80
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    Investors armed with basic investment principles, well-defined goals, and a reasonable self-awareness increase the likelihood of investment success.

    mmurph211
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    Consider investing in a nonprofit mutual fund instead of a for-profit fund. These funds generally do well and don't charge as many fees.

    santo80
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    Always use strong risk management for your orders. It will help to save your money.

    dmitrijz
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    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Steer clear of opportunities that offer no risk and guaranteed high-returns. They don't exist.

    DrDave
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    Understand that there are costs associated with buying, managing and selling investments which can have a massive effect on the value of your savings.

    DrDave
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    Pay off high-interest debts first, as the interest you're paying on them will outstrip the benefits of savings.

    Magan
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    Are your objectives short term (going on vacation) or long term (getting kids through college)? Less risky strategies often yield lower returns.

    DrDave
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    You don't have to put a percentage of you paycheck into your 401k/Retirement fund, you can put a dollar amount if it helps you with budgeting.

    Mallvaq
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    Open a Roth IRA early and contribute regularly.

    Ronsse
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    If your 401k loses value over the year but you're still young, don't fret, it's a long term investment. If anything you want the market going down.

    mmurph211
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    Start saving now! There are huge advantages to starting early.

    wx2000
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    If your employer has a 401K/Pension option take advantage, even putting a little away will help in the long run.

    jdvaughan4
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    To reduce management shareholder conflict of interest risk, look for companies with high levels of insider ownership.

    Magan
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    A modest amount of investment in US Treasury Bonds is good for portfolio diversification, serving as a hedge against financial accidents and deflation

    Magan
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    Never invest in a stock that you hear about in an email. Such stocks are common scams called "pump and dumps."

    Joshua
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    Take profits as your investments go up in value. Don't hold and sell all of your position at once.

    Joshua
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    Cut losses early. If a stock drops 7% - 8%, take the loss and move on.

    Joshua
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    Always do your own due diligence; don't let anyone make your investment decisions for you.

    Joshua
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    Options trading provides a greater degree of versatility than traditional investment vehicles, allowing you to adapt to changing market conditions.

    S.Moqaddas
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    Stocks move in cycles. Do NOT sell just because it went down, sell because you think it will go lower and sell when you think it is at its peak.

    jdvaughan4
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    Invest in stocks that pay dividends.

    jdvaughan4
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    The entire stock market has been captured by the major central banks of the world lead by the Federal Reserve. Do not invest in the "markets".

    prains
  • 27

    perfect investments pays back in 1-2 year,good ones 2-4 years, average 4-8 years, below average 8+ years.doubling in 6 months offer is probably a con.

    sahinrecan