Knowing where to put your money can be tricky, especially with many investments available. Here's what stock market trader and expert Marvin Germo has to say.

For first-timers who want to invest in stocks, which industries are the safest to buy into?

For newbies, I’d say look at the individual company, [and] look at the sales and net income. It has to be increasing yearly. Look at the level of debt—they should not be overly leveraged. [Also], look at the valuations. It should be a good company but reasonably priced.

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