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Why Invest in Stocks to Begin With?

December 1, 2016 - 0 comments

Whether it’s about piling into the next big win or fleeing a trend turned sour, hot stock tips seem to never end. It’s no wonder that one of the “No Dumb Questions” I often hear goes something like this: 

“Nancy, why should I buy stocks to begin with? Aren’t they too risky for me?” 


This is such a great question. Stocks can be your best bet for building wealth, or at least ensuring that your nest egg isn’t consumed by inflation. But they’re also fraught with stock market risk. 

It’s also a bit of a trick question, because it depends what we mean by “stock market risk.” 

In today’s video on investing in stocks, we’re going to take a brief journey back in time to a notion that 20th century economist Benjamin Graham came up with when he suggested that the stock market is a “voting machine” in the short-run and a “weighing machine” in the long-run.

Professor Graham’s analogy remains as relevant today as it ever was. It explains two important lessons about how to go about managing stock market risk without being consumed by it. 

Listen to today’s video to learn more. If you like what you hear, subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay in the “No Dumb Questions” loop. And please send me your own financial questions. I promise, there’s no risk involved in that!

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