What are stocks?
Why buy stocks?
What are the risks?
- How old am I?
- What other investments do I have?
- What’s my financial situation? Do I have anything coming up where I may need a significant amount of money?
- How much do I pay in taxes?
- Why am I investing? To buy a home, start a business, become affluent, or preserve my wealth?
- How much experience do I have investing?
- When will I reach my financial goal?
- How much stock can I convert to cash in an emergency without taking significant losses?
- If I lose money, how much am I willing to risk?