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The Only 5 ETFs You’ll Ever Need

Beginning investors can start with these 5 basic ETFs

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I get a lot of requests from young readers who are just starting out with their investments, and one of the simplest pieces of advice I can give is to embrace exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

etfsAlthough I always preach the benefits of a long-term diversified portfolio when their asset base grows large enough, in the beginning I suggest five ETFs that are really the only funds you need to own for the long term.

As you get older and your portfolio has room for new additions, there are plenty of other ETFs and stocks to add. For those just starting out, however, I suggest the following ETFs:

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