In This Chapter
• Owning the company: the stockholders
• Having long-term growth potential with stocks
• Relating the value of business to the stock’s price
• Investing long term is the key strategy
Investing in stocks can seem complicated and overwhelming. If you believe the hype, you might think that only a select few are capable of being successful investing in stocks. This is wrong thinking. Investing in stocks is not something you do without some preparation and some homework, but if you’re willing to put in some effort it can be a rewarding way to meet your financial goals. Indeed, owning stocks may be the only way to meet your goals.
Let’s begin with a brief overview of stocks and why you should consider using them ...