Risks to consider when investing in stocks

When you start investing in the stock market for the first time, usually your intuition is that the risk is in deprecation of the stock's value. Say you buy Alphabet at $2,451, will the price be more or less the next month, or in a year's time. This however is only a very narrow view of the risk.

This article will be a quick overview of the kind of things you should think about when gauging the risk of a stock. If you think there's something missing from the list, please drop me a line at thewealthyfinn@gmail.com or on twitter @thewealthyfinn.

So what risks are there? Here are some common ones to look out for:

2021 recap - a HUGE year for me

The year 2021 was thrilling in so many ways. Everything went up, up, up (until it didn't). It was the best year financially so far in my whole life. Now, 2022 has been totally different and mostly wiped out already the gains I got in the previous year, but let's not focus on that right now. I'll make this a positive post about 2021 and I'll sulk on inflation fears, stock market crashes and WW3 later, ok?

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