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The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Stocks (2021)

Ali Abdaal

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Published on Oct 11, 2020
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Hey friends, in this video I'll give you a complete breakdown of how to get started with investing your hard earned cash, what various terms mean in the financial world and how to avoid taking high risks.

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Mr Money Mustache -
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00:00 Intro
00:56 - What happens to my money over time?
02:00 - Stop money from losing value over time.
02:35 - How do I make money?
03:52 - What is an investment?
05:34 - What are shares?
07:09 - How do I buy a share?
08:17 - How do I decide which shares to buy?
09:34 - What's an index fund?
15:12 - Isn't investing risky?
20:55 - When should I get started?
23:39 - How much money do I need to get started?
25:39 - How do I begin?

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