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Developing an investment strategy does not come easy.

Therefore, understanding investment basics can serve just about any investor well, whether an individual is a beginner or a long-term player.

If you’d like to hone your understanding of the stock market and other investment basics, the following websites might be worth a visit.

American Association of Individual Investors: Answers frequently asked questions on an array of investing topics.

CFA Institute: Covers investing basics and insights in a pdf format.

Investopedia: Serves up investing 101, broken into several categories. Features a primer to stock investing, bonds, mutual funds, taxes and more.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Offers a guide on investment products, avoiding investing scams, and seeking assistance with an investment concern.