Mark Cuban Says Putting All Your Money In The Market Instead Of The Bank Is Idiotic: 5 Investment Tips From The Shark

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban, one of the most famous investors on the TV show “Shark Tank,” believes that it is foolish for people to put all their eggs in one basket. That means do not invest all your money but have some savings in the bank.

Here are five top investment tips from the Shark for everyone:

Stock Market Can Be Risky, Keep Some Cash in Savings

In an interview with Young Money, Cuban said, “The idiots that tell you to put your money in the market because eventually it will go up need to tell you that because they are trying to sell you something.” He suggests having a savings account for emergencies.

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Put Your Money Wisely In The Market

Cuban recommends going with low-cost mutual funds if you are new in the investment market, according to his conversation with Money. This will allow people to pool their money with other investors and diversify portfolios without spending too much. ​​”If you can find a way to invest inexpensively in the market, you can start to build your net worth.” 

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Don't Invest In Something You Do Not Understand

In his blog titled, “The Best Investment Advice You Will Ever Get,” Cuban said that people must understand the risks of investing and prepare for the possibility of losing money. If you are doubtful about a high-risk investment, holding onto the cash is not a bad choice.

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Before Starting To Invest, Pay Off Your Debts

In a conversation with MarketWatch, Cuban said, “The best investment you can make is paying off your credit cards, paying off whatever debt you have.” He said removing debt from the equation gives you immediate returns, and it is safer than investing in the stock market or buying real estate.

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Market Ups And Downs Are Normal, Keep Calm

In a LinkedIn post, Cuban suggested investors not panic because of market fluctuations. “No one freaked out when it went up too fast. No reason to freak out when it goes down quickly. Remember, I follow the No. 1 rule of investing: When you don’t know what to do, do nothing.”

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