Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 0
with $500, just stick with either S&P 500 or Total Stock Market (forgot the symbols). when you get more money... depends on what each person's definition of more but, in my case, at least $10,000, start diversifying between small cap, mid cap, or whatever you feel comfortable.

in the meantime, research mutual funds, stock markets and whatever other source you can. by the time you hit that $10,000, maybe you'll go with only mid cap, only large cap, only small cap or combination of all three. if you still feel uncomfortable by the time you reach $10,000, my recommendation would be to stick it in both S&P 500 and total stock market.

good luck,
Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.