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10 Stocks That Every 20-Year-Old Should Buy

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Investing in your 20s is not only smart, it’s exciting. The best part about creating a long-term portfolio — whether while going back to school or taking time off — is having the time to invest in undervalued companies. When looking at stocks to buy, it’s all about opportunity cost, which is spent in spades throughout your late-teens and as an aimless 20-something.

Long-term investors have the benefit of time, allowing them to ride out turbulence others can’t. Your 20s is a time of future gazing, and as an investor, you should choose adaptable companies capitalizing on current trends. Just remember, no matter how solid the investment, it will go through periods of ups and downs.


Filling your portfolio with risky stocks, however, isn’t a brick-by-brick blueprint toward retirement wealth — you should also consider faithful, dividend-paying stocks. Just like knowledge, wealth grows slowly and steadily.

While there are some stocks analysts claim you can hold “forever,” it’s important to keep up with what’s in your portfolio and make changes according to how the company is developing.

If you’re a 20-something, in college or just looking to capitalize on long-term growth and dividends, then the following 10 stocks to buy are worth a look.

Prices and data are from the original InvestorPlace story published on August 21, 2017. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current prices and more.

SEE ALSO FROM KIPLINGER: 12 Stocks Paying Dividends for 100 Years or More

This slide show is from InvestorPlace, not the Kiplinger editorial staff.


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