EASY GUIDE TO INVESTING IN STOCKS

Five things for you to keep in mind when you are investing in Stocks:

1. OWNING STOCK IS OWNING A COMPANY

  • You have the right to be informed of material changes to the company's prospects for growth and its risk of failure.

2. STOCKS GROW TWO WAYS

  • You can earn dividends on the stocks you purchase
  • Dividends + Capital Appreciation = Total Return

3. STOCKS RISE AND FALL IN VALUE

  • Stocks fluctuate
  • Your goal is that the stock will increase more then inflation

4. YOU WILL PAY TAXES

  • Your total return should beat both taxes and inflation

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