Starting to Invest in 2023? 5 Great Starter Stocks to Buy Now

When you start investing, there are certain things to look for as you start to construct a stock portfolio. For one thing, you should focus on businesses that are

well-established and have excellent track records of growth (and room to keep growing). It's also a good idea to look for businesses that are easy to understand, and that aren't

terribly recession prone. With that in mind, here are five of my favorite stocks that are great buys right now for beginning and experienced investors alike. 1.

Amazon.com It's difficult to find another business like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) that is dominant in not one but two massive industries. Amazon is well known as the largest

retailer in North America because of its e-commerce marketplace, and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business has a sizable lead in cloud computing services. Both sides of

the business have more room to grow than you might think. E-commerce makes up just 15% of U.S. retail sales, and the cloud services industry is expected to more than quadruple in

size by 2030. Amazon has been beaten down in the recent market decline, mainly over fears of slower consumer spending, so now could be a great opportunity to buy shares. 2.

Berkshire Hathaway I've said that if I could only buy one stock, it would be Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B). Berkshire owns a collection of more than 60

subsidiary businesses, including household names like GEICO, Duracell, and Fruit of the Loom, and also has a massive $325 billion stock portfolio managed by Warren Buffett and his

team. Over the years, Berkshire should be able to keep beating the market, while remaining a relatively low-volatility business.