Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in the Stock Market 

By investing in the stock market, you can elevate your wealth overtime and reach your future financial goals, like retirement.

As you start looking to put your money to work in the stock market, you need to ask yourself some simple, but important questions before doing anything.

Do I understand basic investing terms and know how stock market investing works?

You don’t need to know every little thing, but at least get your knowledge on a bit first.

Why am I investing in the stock market?

You need to know why your are investing in the stock market. It will help you stay on track with your portfolio and help you choose your correct investments.

What is my risk tolerance with my investments?

You don’t want to be overly aggressive and invest all your money, otherwise you set yourself up for a quick financial disaster.

Am I mentally prepared for the stock market ups and downs?

If you aren’t mentally ready, you’ll fall victim to the buy high, sell low mentality.

Do I understand what I’m going to invest in and why?

Think of what type of account(s) am I going to open or invest in? Like IRA, Roth IRA, 401k, Brokerage account, etc.

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