Summary of Stocks

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Summary of Stocks

Because the value of stock can depend on so many factors, playing the stock market often seems overwhelming. Even though all investors should understand that past performance does not guarantee future returns, the stock market has historically outperformed other kinds of investments, even with the occasional crash. That is why stocks can be such an attractive investment for high-risk day traders and help long-term investors prepare for a financially secure retirement.

Practical Ideas I Can Start with Today

  • Research stocks that fit my investment goals and risk tolerance. Use this calculator to help determine my risk tolerance.
  • Identify growth stocks or income stocks that are attractive buys, based on their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Meet with a broker, set up an online brokerage account, or contact a company to begin buying stocks.

What you have learned

  1. What Are Stocks?
  2. Types of Stock
  3. Stock Volatility
  4. Choosing a Broker

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