Index investing is a great strategy for beginners. It takes the complexity out of stock picking because you are buying the overall stock (or bond) market, not individual stocks. It guarantees your returns will be similar to the market you are looking to mirror (i.e., the S&P 500).
Many expert investors, like Warren Buffett, agree with and promote index investing. As Buffett told CNBC, “Consistently buy an S&P 500 low-cost index fund… I think it’s the thing that makes the most sense practically all of the time.”[Read more…] about What is Index Investing: A Beginner’s Guide