A simple guide for beginners in the stock market in 2018. If you’re a beginner to investing in stocks in 2018, definitely start with only safe stocks. It’s been 10 years since the last stock market crash so one might be happening in 2018 or 2019. A recession could cause stocks to go down 50-60% and that’s the last thing you want as a beginner stock trader. If you do it right during a crash, you can get rich just by buying something simple like the S&P 500, but only during a huge dip. I wouldn’t recommend index funds when we’re close to a possible recession because it might take 5 years to recover in the S&P 500. A few good safe stocks for 2018 I would recommend are. Amazon stock, AMZN stock, a great blue chip technology company that’s taking over a lot of industries. They survived the last crash well and saw profits of 1400% in the last 10 years. Mcdonald’s stock is great for any time and especially for beginners. It’s very safe because people eat fast food any time and it has a 2.33% dividend. It’s up over 200% over the past 10 years. Walmart stock is another safe stock that does well any time because people always need cheap items. Up 100% in the past 10 years along with 2% dividends a year. Their ecommerce has been growing the past year to compete with Amazon so I have more hope for them than other retail companies. Apple stock is great as a blue chip company that everyone knows. Up 600% in the last 10 years with a dividend of 1.42%. Netflix stock is perfect because a $10 service is cheap enough even during bad times. Netflix will be the future of entertainment with possibly the highest market capitalization as well. A few risky stocks that might drop if a crash happens are. Nvidia stock, because technology is gonna get bigger and bigger, they’re in data centers, artificial intelligence, and self driving cars. Tesla stock, because they might be the leader in electric and self driving cars in the future. Paypal stock because online businesses and entrepreneurship is becoming more common, and Paypal will take a huge cut of the payments. 2018 is not going to be the most stable year, we’ve had a 9 year bull market and it will stop sooner or later. As a beginner to the stock market, you can’t go wrong with safe dividend stocks that everyone uses no matter the times.