Investing for Beginners: Your Guide to the 4 Types of

Investing: The word can present an endless amount of options, possibilities, and even stress. You’ve probably thought about investing—maybe you’ve contributed to your employer-sponsored 401k, or dabbled with a few stock trades. You might trust your financial advisor, use an investment app, or scour the Internet for stock tips—but do you really know how the stock market works based on your unique needs? 

Before you invest a dime, you have to understand the different asset classes so you know where to invest over your lifetime, based on your goals and situation. (If you’re already well-versed in this topic, then visit our Complete Guide to Investing hub for more action plans.)