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Introduction to Personal Investing

The Basics

How do I begin investing?

Investing begins with an understanding of asset allocations, or how you divide your investment capital into different categories or classes, such as stocks (and mutual funds, foreign stocks, or global stocks), fixed income securities, real estate, commodities (including gold, silver, petroleum, etc.), and cash. It may also include private equity investments in small companies or businesses and foreign currencies, among many other types of investments.



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