When starting out in stocks and shares, knowing where to start can be bewildering.
So, you've saved up, got your starter pot, done your initial research, and now you're wondering where to place your chips.
To offer a helping hand, here are a few of our current top picks for your starter portfolio...
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Strong businesses like GE that attract top talent and are always on the cusp of expansion and growth are always an excellent bet for a starter portfolio. Due to recent smart shifts and changes, the company's rise in equity is predicted to be 15% in the next 18 months.
Everyone knows Walt Disney, and everybody likes at least one Disney film. This colossal media conglomerate has an impeccable way of monetizing its characters across a seemingly endless amount of platforms and they are still going strong today. With Disneyland more popular than ever and its acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, this organisation looks like it is on the rise once again.
When was the last time you looked at Facebook? Probably a few minutes ago. Not only is this one of the world's most colossal social media platforms, but Mark Zuckerberg's empire is growing bigger and stronger every day with an unprecedented amount of advertising revenue and the recent purchase of WhatsApp, among other things. A solid starter investment.
Heard of AMEX? We're guessing so. At the moment, experts state that American Express' shares are undervalued at $64 per unit, and its dividend yield of $1.16 and 1.80 percent make it a top pick. Get in there while you can as this is expected to become hot stock.