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For Investing Novices

Many questions an investing novice has and which deserve an answer are not suited for some boards, such as Saul’s Investing Discussions. To help you with basic investing questions, we have compiled a list of links listed below.

For investing novices interested in rapidly growing, disruptive companies, we strongly recommend subscribing to one or two of the Fool’s paid services specializing in high growth companies. Many if not most of the companies we follow on Saul’s board were originally recommended either on the Stock Advisor Service or the Rule Breakers Service, see below. Our advice is to read, read, read and ask questions on the appropriate boards listed below.


A. Join the Fool Services Focused on Growth Stocks
1.1 Stock Advisor Service, https://www.fool.com/premium/stock-advisor/
1.2 Rule Breakers Service, https://www.fool.com/premium/rule-breakers/

Both services have specific boards devoted to basic investment questions and portfolio management. Their knowledgeable paid staff is very good at responding to specific questions and situations. They will take the time to answer in detail questions, s.a. “I am a new investor and have xxx USD to invest.” The answer depends on a number of things, like life circumstances, temperament, risk aversion, amount of money available and so on.


B. FREE MOTLEY FOOL EDUCATION

How to Invest
https://www.fool.com/
Series of articles, see drop down menu. Here are the topics covered:

1. LEARN HOW TO INVEST
How to Invest in Stocks, https://www.fool.com/how-to-invest/index.aspx
Start Investing with $100 a Month
Investing Knowledge Center
Learn Options Trading
Guide to Index, Mutual & ETF Funds
How to Build a Dividend Portfolio
Investing for Retirement

TRACK YOUR PERFORMANCE
Portfolio Tracker
Rate & Research Stocks - CAPS

INVESTING ACCOUNTS
Compare Brokerage Accounts
Compare IRA Account

INVESTING TOOLS
Financial Calculators


2. The Motley Fool Knowledge Center
https://www.fool.com/knowledge-center/index.aspx

Another excellent source with major topics covered as follows:
Accounting Terms
Investing
Personal Finance
Retirement Planning
Taxes


C. The Motley Fool Open Boards

• Learning to Invest - several boards for beginners
https://boards.fool.com/learning-to-invest-10102.aspx

These boards are not frequented much and I am not sure how helpful the advice is. I found an occasional good post.


• Portfolio Management
https://boards.fool.com/portfolio-management-100153.aspx

Also not frequented very much.


List of Other Off-Topic Boards
https://boards.fool.com/i-thought-it-might-be-useful-to-prov...

Very useful if you are new to the Fool.


I hope you found the above helpful.

I. M. Young
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I still rate Retirement Investing as one of the best discussion boards for investment questions. Experienced investors monitor the board and will respond to your question.

Ask a Foolish Question is often a first place to ask. Also monitored.

And you will find discussion boards on many topics. Bonds and Fixed Incomes, Dividend Growth Investing, Index Funds. And many more.
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Another great source of info, definitions, tutorials, etc. is www.investopedia.com/

culcha
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imyoung,

You wrote, Many questions an investing novice has and which deserve an answer are not suited for some boards, such as Saul’s Investing Discussions. To help you with basic investing questions, we have compiled a list of links listed below.

Who is "we"? Are you claiming to speak for TMF? Or as the board owner? Or are you just saying "we" because all your links are to TMF pages or boards?

Seriously, I'm unclear here.

- Joel
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Hello Joel,

Sorry to be so late in answering. I don't follow this board on a regular basis.

To clarify, we (Saul and some of us posters) decided to post some guidelines for newbies who have come to Saul's Investing Discussions, a board with a singular focus of analyzing and discussing individual, rapidly growing, disruptive companies, without any basic knowledge about investing or the risks involved. I compiled and posted the list. Note that I strongly recommended newbies get the proper investing foundation and help by subscribing to one of the Fool's paid services as I and many of Saul's followers have done and still do.

Saul wanted it posted under "Announcements" on our board but the Fool could not accommodate us, hence my posting it here.

The Fool apparently gave us their blessing by adding it to the "Announcements" to the right of this post as "New to Investing?": https://boards.fool.com/new-announcement-34194402.aspx?sort=....

I hope this clarifies it.

Best,
I. M. Young, (Assistant Board Manager of Saul's Investing Discussions)
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Hello imyoung,

You wrote, To clarify, we (Saul and some of us posters) decided to post some guidelines for newbies who have come to Saul's Investing Discussions, a board with a singular focus of analyzing and discussing individual, rapidly growing, disruptive companies, without any basic knowledge about investing or the risks involved. I compiled and posted the list. Note that I strongly recommended newbies get the proper investing foundation and help by subscribing to one of the Fool's paid services as I and many of Saul's followers have done and still do.

Saul wanted it posted under "Announcements" on our board but the Fool could not accommodate us, hence my posting it here.

The Fool apparently gave us their blessing by adding it to the "Announcements" to the right of this post as "New to Investing?": https://boards.fool.com/new-announcement-34194402.aspx?sort=.......

I hope this clarifies it.


I was not aware the Learning to Invest / Investing Beginners board was in any way associated with Saul's Investing Discussions. I can certainly understand why Saul's board might want to direct novice investors in this direction. But looking around this board, I still don't see the relationship or the need to refer back to Saul's board. I guess that's why I was confused by your post.

- Joel
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Thank you I.M. Young,

That's exactly what I need! 🤓🤓🤓
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