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How to Invest in Stocks for Beginners

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The U.S. stock market has proven to be one of the best ways for the average person to build long-term, lasting wealth. Over the last 10 years alone, the S&P 500 is up over 250% on a total return basis.

In the modern era, the U.S. stock market has trounced the returns earned in the housing market and it has crushed simply holding cash.

Unfortunately, a recent Gallup poll indicates that barely over half of Americans have any money invested in stocks.

At the Motley Fool, our goal is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer, and we can't think of a better way to do that than to help would-be investors get started.

That's why we're going live on our YouTube channel! Our team is going to walk investors through the checklist of items they need to do before they buy their first stock and give viewers two great starter stocks for their watch list. 

A transcript will be added after the broadcast. 

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Chris Hill owns shares of Walt Disney. Jason Moser owns shares of Nike and Walt Disney. Ron Gross owns shares of Nike and Walt Disney. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Nike and Walt Disney. The Motley Fool has the following options: long January 2021 $60 calls on Walt Disney and short October 2019 $125 calls on Walt Disney. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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