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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?»

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Cabot Wealth Advisory

Which Is the More Undervalued Stock: Netflix or Priceline?

By J. Royden Ward on October 27, 2016

We know that Netflix and Priceline are strong growth stocks. But which is the more undervalued stock? Here’s a tale of the tape.Read More >

Targeting Upside in PayPal Stock

By Jacob Mintz on October 25, 2016

PayPal stock is trending higher after last week’s strong earnings report, with plenty of upside. Here’s how options traders can take advantage of that potential.Read More >

Nine Characteristics of Great Growth Stocks

By Timothy Lutts on October 24, 2016

Recommending great growth stocks is our specialty at Cabot. But so is education--we want you to be able to find growth stocks on your own too. Here are nine characteristics of what to look for.Read More >