How to Set Investing Goals

Decide your time horizon - short-term (<3 years), medium-term (3-10 years), or long-term (>10 years)

Determine your risk tolerance - conservative, moderate, or aggressive

Have clear investing objectives - growth, income, or balance of both

Calculate how much you need to invest to meet your goals

Diversify your investments across asset classes - stocks, bonds, cash

Rebalance your portfolio over time to manage risk

Use dollar cost averaging to build positions over time

Review and adjust your goals periodically as your needs change

Track your progress at regular intervals

Stay disciplined and stick to your plan despite market volatility