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Learning to invest is easier than you think! We've been helping novice investors navigate the market for over 45 years, and over that time we've amassed an extensive collection of guides, columns and advisories to make learning easy.

How do I get started as a new investor?

The best thing to do is educate yourself about investing in stocks and find a system that works for you. The more informed you are as an investor, the better off you'll be. Reading investing books is a great way to learn more and we have recommendations on the Investing Books page of this website.

Explore these links to learn how to start investing:

How Do I Get Started Investing?

How do I get started investing? Sometimes we don't even know which questions to ask first. Happily, others have already done some asking. Get answers here.»

How to Start Investing: Three Short Lessons for Beginning Investors

To you beginners who are looking for a source of good advice, congratulations. You've taken the first step, deciding to take control of your investments.»

Basic Guide to Value Investing

Many people have made fortunes using a value-based approach to investing. Value investing has been proven to work well if you buy carefully.»

Investing Tips

Roy Ward gives tips on minimum investment, core holdings, objectives, diversification and allocation.»

Cabot's Top 20 Basic Growth Investing Rules

A review of some basic growth investing rules. (It never hurts to review them.)»

Analysis is Only Part One

It's about more than picking a system. »

Growth Stocks or Value Stocks: Which Kind of Investor Are You?

Your personality is the key to whether you will be a growth stock or value stock investor. So, which kind of investor are you?»

Dispelling Six Investment Myths

Separating Fact from Fiction»

When to Sell Your Winning Stocks

So you've caught a big what?»

Stock Picks

Loews Corp.

This undervalued stock has strong future earnings growth expectations.


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One of Paul Godwin’s favorite stocks in his Cabot Emerging Markets Investor portfolio.

Cabot Wealth Advisory

Does Alibaba (BABA) Stock Measure Up to Amazon (AMZN)?

By Paul Goodwin on September 23, 2016

Alibaba (BABA) is the Amazon (AMZN) of China. But does BABA stock measure up to AMZN stock? Let’s break it down!Read More >

As Stock Market Trends Change, Invest in these New Leaders

By Michael Cintolo on September 22, 2016

History tells us that all stock market trends change, and if you don’t recognize the leaders of that change early, you risk missing out on the next big winners.Read More >

AMZN Stock vs. FB Stock: Which Is the Better Value Buy?

By J. Royden Ward on September 20, 2016

For the past five years, AMZN stock and FB stock have been two of the market's great growth stories. But could you make the case that either stock is still undervalued? Let’s break it down.Read More >