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Treat Yourself to an Investment


The holidays are the perfect time of the year where the younger generation and

new investor can stock up, when relatives and family members pop the question of

“What do you want for the Holiday`s?” Some receive liquid money, while others receive

tangible presents, but this holiday, treat yourself to some investments!

! Currently prices within the exchange are higher than usual, but this does`t make

a difference when you are holding for a long term opposition. I always tell teenagers and

other young investors, to take the liquid assets they obtain from the holidays, and

allocate it to your portfolio, because overtime, the money will mature. The stock market

is one of the best places for the younger generation, even if you place the funding into a

less volatile, safe stock.

! Investing at a young age is one of the best moves on a monetary level. You

always here your parents and grandparents say, “I wish I bought stock when I was

young!” If you look back through past charts, you can see that in 1985, the Dow Jones

Industrial Average was at a mere 2,000 points, in the year 2000, the market hit 12,000

points, and today the Dow Jones is stretching 17,000. Forgoing the dips and spikes, the

market has been on a longterm positive trend, which should continue through upcoming

generations, so take advantage of it now!

! Whenever receiving a present of any kind, people usually take the money and

place it into the bank. This is something that needs to be addressed because when

putting your money in the bank, the interest you will receive is near nothing. Even when

placing your money into a CD, the accrued interest over the selected period (usually a

very long time) is still very low and usually not worth it. Unless you have millions of

dollars, it doesn’t pay to keep your money in the bank and let it sit. !

! Now lets say you put the money into a stock such as (JNJ) Johnson & Johnson

which has a current price of around 95 on the NYSE exchange. JNJ is not very volatile,

a safe stock, and you will also receive a dividend of 2.80% which is much more than a

bank would pay in interest. Now not only are you receiving the dividend, but you are

also receiving money from the stock as it fluctuates in price. I am not saying to take your

money and put it into a volatile security that can move 10% in an positive or negative

dynamic a day, yet a modest and steady stock that gives a good dividend and has a

huge potential to grow over the years. Doing this is much more beneficial than putting it

into the bank.

! Treating yourself to an investment could mean a couple of things. There are

currently great longterm investments available still left on the exchange, at a relatively

low price. Some of these positive industries include the Pharmaceutical, Renewable

Energy, and Technological sectors. As we evolve, these three sectors will grow due how

much they are involved within daily life and the current global conditions that are

occurring. When treating yourself to any investment, it doesn’t necessarily mean to

invest huge amounts of money, nor diversifying to such a large extent, yet it means to

pick one or two stocks that you think have a very stable future and ride it out for years to


! When selecting a stock for the “long hall” make sure to really look into the

logistics, liabilities, assets, and potential you think the company has. This is a very

important strategy, and is necessary in picking a successful stock. Not only do you need

to believe in the product or service that they currently provide, you also need to see a

future for them. If you think that the company is just a current fad and will go out of style,

Treat Yourself To An Investment This Holiday!

or something will replace it within the coming future, the investment isn’t sound, and you

should hold off. Make sure that you really understand the company because the

investment will be held for a long period of time. You obviously want the stock price to

increase immensely and obtain the largest profit margin as possible.

! This season, instead of asking for video games, basketball shoes, or headsets,

ask for money to put into the stock market and invest. Believe me, you will be thanking

yourself in the long run and when you get older.

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