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Investing is one of the most important things that you will ever learn. If you are going to reach your financial goals it is something that you have to know how to do. Unfortunately it is not something that is well taught. Mainly because the only people teaching you how to invest are the ones trying to sell you an investment related product. This site exists to teach you how to invest without the sales pitch.
The most important thing that you have to keep in mind when you are investing is that you want to have a diversified portfolio. There are a few reasons for that but the most important is safety. In this respect you are going to want to keep at least part of your money in conservative investments that earn you nice steady return with low risk. The amount that you keep in conservative investments will depend on your age, the closer you are to retirement the more important conserving your capital will be.
While keeping some of your money safe is important you don't want to avoid taking risks altogether. The risky investments are also the ones that offer the best returns. If you only go with conservative investments you probably won't see your portfolio grow by enough to meet your financial goals. Obviously you are going to want to limit the amount that you put into risky investments; it would be crazy to risk everything. The amount that you should risk is going to depend in large part on your age and your comfort level. The key thing to keep in mind is that you don't have to be afraid of investments that come with some risk.
Most people tend to stick to the investments that they are most familiar with which is why most people have a portfolio that is limited to stocks and their savings account. This isn't necessarily a bad investment strategy as the stock market can provide you with good growth and the savings account can provide you the stability you need. However there are lots of other options out there when you are investing and in many cases these can give you a better return for less risk than you could get from the stock market.
A lot of people are afraid to invest in things like commodities or currencies. The main reason for this is that they just don't understand how they work and they are intimidated at trying to learn what seems like quite complicated market. Others choose not to invest in these things because they think they are too risky. In fact if you know what you are doing the commodity and currency markets are far less risky than the stock market. The trick is learning how to do it properly, fortunately this is not as complicated as it seems. Although it seems confusing at first with a little bit of practice it actually becomes quite a simple matter to trade currency or commodities.