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How to Invest in Stocks Today

It is time to invest for the long run. Too many individuals for the past decade have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for the big opportunity. My advice, the best way to be in business is to invest in business. So how does one begin investing in stocks?

Focus on your circle of competence. Don't go looking for stock tips and advice since that can do more harm than good. The stock market is all about returns and value. If your investment does not produce much returns then you cannot expect value, and vice versa. Below are the first steps you can take to investing in stocks:

  1. Establish your goals and expectations - When do you need this money and are you risk averse?
  2. Do your Homework - Learn about what or who you're investing in. Start with annual reports, consumer reviews, and news articles.
  3. Determine your asset allocations - Bond yields are tiny so stocks are where everybody is focusing. Which industries are best for your portfolio?

Also remember investing is for the long term. Major indices such as the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 have provided fair returns over the past decade. In many cases, attaining market returns is not something to shy away from during good times.

At the time of this commentary Vijar Kohli, his family and/or clients of Golden Door Asset Management held no positions in the stocks mentioned above — although positions can change at any time.
Vijar Kohli is the Portfolio Manager of Golden Door Asset Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor specializing in individual and high net worth individual private wealth management. For more information on investing with Golden Door Asset Management, LLC please visit our website, Golden Door Asset Management, LLC is a New Jersey LLC, with its principal office located in Manalapan, NJ.
Vijar Kohli is also the publisher of CareStocks, a newsletter focusing in on healthcare services, medical equipment, technology and real estate stocks. More information to the newsletter can be found at
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