How to make an all-cash portfolio from scratch, and why it works

What you need to know about investing.

1.

Why investing is so hard.

Investing is a big job.

Even the best investment managers in the world struggle to outperform market-cap growth rates. 

2.

How to get started.

Invest the right way.

A simple investment strategy can help you build a solid, diversified portfolio.

3.

How much to invest.

The ideal range is between $50,000 and $100,000.

Invest wisely.

4.

How long to hold your money.

The longer you hold your investment, the more money you’ll need to make the most out of your investment.

5.

How often to buy and sell.

Buying and selling can boost your returns.

6.

How safe to invest in stocks.

The market is volatile.

The most recent data suggests the market will be hit harder by the economic downturn than any time since World War II. 7.

How the market works.

You can bet your retirement money that the markets are moving up. 8.

The big winners.

A diversified, all-inclusive portfolio will get you ahead.

The list goes on.

This article originally appeared in Newsweek.