What Investments Should a 20-Something Be Making?


In today's edition of "Ask a Fool," one of our senior banking analysts answers the question: "What investments should 20-somethings be making?" Analyst Anand Chokkavelu provides clear advice to pay down any high-yielding debt you may have first. Given a 20-something's long time horizon, he recommends being heavily invested in the stock market. There are a few ways to do this. One is to buy index-tracking exchange-traded funds, which are a low-stress way to be invested in "the market." The other is of course to buy individual stocks, which is our specialty here at The Motley Fool.

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At the time thisarticle was published Anand Chokkavelu has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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