If you are a beginner the stock market probably the most overwhelming and hard topics to understand in the investing field. The stock market can’t never be 100% understood, but it can be followed and you can play along with the stock market if you get more and more intelligent investor.
The completely honest answer to this question is that you are the one who should answer the question as you get more experience and knowledge with investing. The reason behind this is the best stock market investments which would be for the expert might not be it for you or Warren Buffet.
The best stock market investments are sort of like opinions on various things like politics, religon etc.
Every investor have somehow different opinion about what are the best stock market investments, and this is because there are no correct or wrong answer to this questions. Because you don’t know where the stock market will go in one hour, one week or one year.
If all investors were agreed that one particular stock, fund or bond was better than all the rest, then it will lead to an issue which would be that quickly advance to a price which would offset all its previous advantages. And that specific stock, fund or bond would cost millions and the rest wouldn’t be worth nothing or close to nothing.
Some investors will say that the best stock market investments are low-cost mutual funds, like index funds and ETFs. Others are on the opposite line and they will say that individual stocks are the best stock market investments and the rest of investors are somewhere in between low-cost mutual funds and individual stocks.
The best advice I would give you is to first get some experience with investing and do research about the companies, bonds or funds you want to invest in and then try to define what’s the best stock market investment for you.
However it is important to keep in mind that you will never be able to beat the market. You can only fall victim of it if you try to beat it. The best you can do is to play along and gather as much experience and knowledge as you can to make better investing decision in the future.
If you are a newbie in the investing field or looking to start to invest in the near future you will feel overwhelmed but be patience as long as you gather your knowledge about investing and the stock market itself.
You can take a look at Are Stocks A Good Investment For Beginners? and at some other posts on this blog about investing.