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Looking to start investing. New to this so any suggestions on whether I should start investing in stocks vs bonds? Thanks!

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No offense, but this question gets asked every once in a while. Search this bowl, and you’ll find a treasure trove of information.

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First tip: know what you’re investing in before investing Second tip: for beginners (and most people), index funds and ETFs are generally the best route to take. Look into Jack Bogle’s 3 fund portfolio and see if it fits your goals. (Total US Stock, Total Int’l Stock, and Total Bond) Research, research, research — there’s tons of videos on YouTube that provide great insight. (Graham Stephan, Our Rich Journey, Andre Jeikh, Investing with Rose...)

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Thank you!

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Wait how are you in BNP paribas and not investing?

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A person on here recommend this book to me (I’m also a novice) and I’m partway through it, recommend it for beginner knowledge building.

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You should certainly read a few books. Random Walk Down Wall Street is a good one too. Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully is a solid read for people who want to be more active investors. I’m a mix of active and passive so that’s not an argument I’m willing to have. I think the guys at Ritzholt Wealth Managment put out very good blog posts and podcasts. They’re mostly under 45 and do a good job of relating trends to retail investors. As for where to start, the Bogle portfolio is fine. Personally, I’d go light on fixed income given where we are on interest rates - but I’ve said that for a decade and bonds have done great.... so what do I know? Where you are the main thing is to save, invest, and learn. Consistent investing over decades can lead to solid wealth building. Even if you don’t become an active investor you stand a very good chance of having a nice nest egg down the road if you stay at it.

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Invest in yourself 😜

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