Many new investors or those curious about investing get intimidated by the plethora of investment choices, a glut of information, or the belief that they don't have enough money to start. Another misconception is that you should wait for the market to turn around before investing. Let's look at Google parent Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL), which is a compelling long-term opportunity trading for just under $100 per share.
Whether you're an experienced investor with decades of stock-picking expertise or a brand-new participant in the market, 2022 has been a tough year. The S&P 500 index is down by 16% year-to-date. That's one of the sharpest market drops in decades, exceeded only by truly historic events: the Black Monday crash of 1987, the popping of the dot-com bubble in 2001 and 2002, and the 2008 subprime mortgage meltdown.
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