When the time is right to invest in the stock market, there’s only one thing you should invest in. Index funds. Broad based index funds.
And don’t just take my word for it. Here are some direct quotes from what are generally considered to be the 2 greatest investors in stock market history.. Warren Buffet and before his time, Peter Lynch. Here is exactly what they have said, over and over again. Buffet has said it like every other month, and has for the last 30 years.
Peter Lynch: “Most investors would be better off in an index fund.”
Warren Buffet: “The best way to own common stocks is through an index fund.”
“Most people should only invest in index funds”
For any money you do invest in the stock market, only invest in broad-based, no-load, no commission, index funds. Over the long run, this one simple type of stock market investment has been proven to outperform all others.
As to what an index fund is, just go google it, and in like 5 minutes or less you’ll know. As to where to buy them, I’d suggest from a company named Vanguard, so while you’re at it go read up on them, too.
As for investing in individual stocks, unless it’s a company or industry you know extremely well, a company you work for or whatever, I strongly recommend you don’t do it, because you’ll probably end up underperforming the index funds just like the pros. And to make matters worse, the truth is that the game is just too rigged against the individual investor.
And by the way.. almost all the financial advisor and almost all the pros almost never recommend index funds.. heck, they don’t even tell you about them most of the time. And why don’t they? No commissions baby. Most of the time they don’t make any money if you invest in them.
When it comes to investing your money, however, there are a lot of other alternatives besides the stock market and, for most people, they are usually a far better place to invest.
Want to learn more? Watch this course now.