O'Reilly logo

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Taking the Long View

Investing in stocks can be an important strategy to reach your financial goals. If you buy great companies, you will find that holding them for the long term is a very rewarding strategy. However, if you have a financial goal that must be met in fewer than five years, you’ll need to find another investment vehicle besides stocks to reach that goal. Over a period shorter than five years, stocks can be very volatile, which places your short-term financial goals in jeopardy.

Investing for the Long Term

Your single most important financial goal is a retirement nest-egg and wisely investing in great companies will help you prepare for a financially secure retirement. As you approach retirement age it is important to recognize ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required