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How to Succeed at Investing

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What you'll learn

How to create a diversified portfolio

How to analyze stocks and bonds

Understanding the basics of investing

Strategies for long-term investing

Ideas from books, podcasts, videos & articles

Mastering The Market Cycle

Mastering The Market Cycle

The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed

The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Influential people you will learn from

Howard Marks

Howard Marks

Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Robert T. Kiyosaki

3 Top Key Ideas (60 total)


A diversified portfolio ensures that your capital is spread across a variety of investments. It ensures that you are not reliant on a single investment or industry for all your rewards. Fortunately, there are multiple asset classes to invest your money into, such as equity or bonds. It reduces your exposure to market risk and smooths out the peaks and valleys of investment trips. As a result, diversification is the guidewire that stops your investment portfolio from going off the rails especially when there’s a downturn in the market.

1. Diversify with Individual Stocks and Bonds

If you have the funds and the know-how, you can create a well-diversified portfolio by investing in specific stocks and bonds. However, you must beware of concentrating on a single investment. For instance, avoid holding shares in one industry or even a specific company as this increases your risk of financial loss.

You can ensure that your positions are diversified by not allowing a single stock to account for more than 10% of your overall stock portfolio. Your goal, timescale, and risk tolerance will define your stock-to-bond-to-cash ratio.

3. Invest in a Mix of Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

Using ETFs and mutual funds are simple ways to choose asset classes that help diversify your portfolio.

Begin your mutual fund by investing in a few companies that you trust, and even use daily. Other alternatives include commodities, and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

The key to ensuring that your portfolio is adequately diversified is to look at what’s inside each fund and its weightings. So, don’t confine yourself to your home base; extending your risk will allow you to gain greater rewards.

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