BEST STOCKS FOR BEGINNERS IN 2018 – Stock Market for Beginners!


These are the best stocks for beginners in 2018. If you are new to stock market investing and want to get your feet wet without taking on too much risk, I choose these 5 blue chip high dividend paying stocks that have been stable for many years. I pick AAPL, V, TI, JNJ, and MSFT for the best stocks for beginners going into 2018! Use this as a stock market investing guide for 2018! Enjoy!

#1 Apple (AAPL)
– Fan of apple products or not, we are all familiar with their products
– This is a must own stock in a well-diversified portfolio
– Obsessed with returning cash to investors through buybacks and dividend increases
– Dividend Yield = 1.44%
– 1 Year Returns = 49.63%
– 5 Year Returns = 131.1%
– P/E Ratio = 19.05 (low for tech stock)
– Strong customer base = printing money making them potentially the first $1T company ever

#2 VISA (V)
– Almost the definition of a “blue chip” stock
– 1 of the most 15 valuable companies in the world, has huge market share, it is highly profitable with huge barriers to entry
– Global market share leader in credit cards with over 323M active accounts compared to master card’s 191M
– Dividend Yield = .69%
(this has been increasing every year and will most likely increase more with this new tax bill)
– 1 year = 43.4%
– 5 year = 190.43%
– Great stock with a steady track record of growth

#3 Texas Instruments (TI)
– TI has been around since 1930, and is a $100B Company today
– Still growing at a healthy rate – revenue is expected to increase 11.8% in 2018
– They are a leading supplier in a rapidly transforming automotive and industrial sectors
– Raised dividend for a consecutively for 13 years
– They’ve also focused on buying back shares to decrease dilution. –
– In 2004 there were 1.77B outstanding shares, 2017 = 1B
– Dividend Yield = 2.38%
– 1 year = 40.9%
– 5 year = 218.1%
– Few other stocks offer this kind of dividend with such opportunity for growth

#4 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
– Arguably one of the most diversified and consistent stocks available today
– They’ve raised dividends 54 years in a row, making this a long term pillar of any portfolio
– J&J has sustained reliable growth through diversification, management, and acquisitions of competitors
– Div Yield = 2.38%
– 1 year = 21.8%
– 5 year = 99.1%
– Slow and steady wins the race

#5 Microsoft (MSFT)
– I personally work for one of the biggest MSFT resellers in the Midwest
– Huge margins in a lot of their biggest service areas (cloud, ERP, O365)
– Msft is incentivizing their salespeople to sell cloud
– They are consistently raising dividends
– Div Yield = 1.96%
– 1 Year = 35.2%
– 5 Year = 224.79%

– Investing is a LONG game, not get rich quick
– The market is a roller coaster you only get killed if you get off in the middle of the ride

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  1. I am not a fan of apple but I got to say that their stocks are impressive. Visa is on its own island and nobody comes close so a company without much competition is very nice to have as an investor but shitty for the consumer. I am still in school so I know the TI-83 very well. The dividend yield is very interesting but I didn't know they were still a growing company. Microsoft is a blue chip stock and will definitely rise for years to come but not as fast as they did in the past. Nice and very clear video

  2. Awesome 5 stock overview! For me I’m thinking about Apple and Microsoft. Good returns, I believe in the technology they develop, and with the way things are going in the tech sector, I can’t help but see some good growth, short and long term. Plus it doesn’t help that I’m a tech junkie haha. Thanks Marko!

  3. Great video Marco!! I was looking at JNJ and MSFT before watching this video but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I think I'm going to end up buying both of those after watching this video. Keep it up bro!

  4. Great advice for beginners Marco. Thanks for sharing this information. I agree with all of the companies you mentioned on this list. I own JNJ and Apple, used to own VISA, but sold it too early (My mistake). I think it is important to have a foundation of solid blue chip stocks under your feet that pay dividends and grow at a steady pace. The majority of my portfolio is bluechips, but we do have a few growth stocks as well such as Amazon and Facebook. Great overview. I could also recommend Mcdonalds and Home Depot as great beginning blue chip type of stocks. Have a great Christmas


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