twainerm wrote: Hello,
I am completely new to investing. I am good at saving but never invested in anything more than employee stock purchase and 401k.
I would like to get started with investing. Investing sounds scary and I hear stories about how people lost their money. Is there anything I can do to avoid this other than not investing?
Please can anyone suggest how to get started with investment? What kind of investments I should make, how to make, is there anything I can read to get started?
Thanks so much,
How to get started with investing? You have come to the right forum.... read the wiki on getting started. Then read a couple of books recommended there would be helpful. Come back with questions and plenty of folks here will offer advice.http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Getting_Started
One thing I have to point out, if you have participated in employee stock purchases and your 401k that is "investing". You have already started doing it, so it would be best to learn more about it.
What funds to choose in their 401k and how to integrate the choices with other accounts like IRAs is possibly the most common investor question we address here.
Welcome to the forum.
ps: I see Duckie already told you all this. I was too slow and wordy.