A few days ago I ran a poll asking people if they had made any money in the stock market, and I am glad to see that the majority of you have made money in the stock market.
The other theme from comments and emails was that people had taken control of their finances, and in almost every case, invested directly in stocks.
In general, people in the know will tell you it is not wise to invest directly in stocks, as Â there is a lot of research that you should be willing to do, and even if you do it – it is impossible to beat the market, so buy an index mutual fund, and be done with it.
But in the real world, I don’t think a lot of you are convinced by that argument, and that’s what today’s poll is all about. It is a simple question with three answers:
Do you hold stocks or mutual funds as part of your portfolio?
2. Mutual Funds
I have changed the position of the poll to be on the left sidebar instead of the right one, so look for it there, and take a moment to vote, then leave a comment explaining your reason. We will discuss results in a few days!
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