Defining an End Goal
Investing aimlessly in stocks with no clear goal will set you back over the long run, even if some of them do well in the interim. Forget others' get-rich stories and establish a timeline and scope that align to what's ahead in your life.
Factors to Consider
A Few Examples
Building the Portfolio
Having defined your overarching investment goal(s) and associated risk tolerance, it's time to determine the right mix of assets that can achieve that desired return and how you'll obtain them.
Where to Begin
A Sample Mix
Diversification is crucial, no matter the market