Top Stocks to Buy in 2019 (Including the 2 Every Investor Should Own)

Before we get to the stocks, let’s acknowledge that these lists are tough.

The best stocks for you to buy today depends so much on your individual financial situation. To get a good read on where you stand, read our 13 Steps guide. It walks you through topics like establishing an emergency fund, asset allocation, when it makes sense to buy stocks, etc.

Now, onto the 20 stock ideas. Here’s the entire list, followed by the summary buy thesis for each one…

  1. The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSE: VTI)
  2. The Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (NASDAQ:VXUS)
  3. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)
  4. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL)
  5. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
  6. Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG)
  7. Axon Enterprises (NASDAQ:AAXN)
  8. AT&T (NYSE:T)
  9. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
  10. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)
  11. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)
  12. ONEOK (NYSE:OKE)
  13. TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP)
  14. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP)
  15. CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE)
  16. iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT)
  17. lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU)
  18. Wayfair (NYSE:W)
  19. Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)
  20. Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ)

The first two are a bit of a cheat because they’re actually exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ETFs allow you broad exposure to a basket of stocks, and these two are some of the best low-cost index funds around:

  • US Stocks: The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
  • Foreign Stocks: The Vanguard Total International Stock ETF

The first ETF (VTI) gives you exposure to…

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