1 Stock Portfolio for Young Investors: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) boasts a proven business model of providing yummy, high-quality fast food. Despite the burrito maker’s fiery success, its growth story isn’t over. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG enjoys excellent international growth opportunities, and its ShopHouse Southeast Asian restaurant concept (with only one location currently) has huge potential.

These companies have the potential to trigger paradigm shifts, turning an industry completely on its head. Think of the small-cap biotech company that might create a therapy to cure cancer. Or consider today’s hot 3-D printing sector, spurred by a disruptive technology that’s reshaping the way the world converts data into physical objects. For example, last year’s stock market darling 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) returned a whopping 247%! And that might be just the beginning if this exciting technology is widely adopted.

You tend to either hit it big or miss miserably with these stocks, so consider this your Vegas money. Just don’t invest so much in aggressive stocks that you’ll be heartbroken or destitute if you lose it all.

Foolish bottom line
By starting at a young age, you’ll not only build a great stock portfolio, but also learn a lot about investing — and yourself. It’s natural to make some poor choices along the way. But being a good investor requires lifelong learning. So don’t beat yourself up over the mistakes. Just learn from them and Fool on!

The article 1 Stock Portfolio for Young Investors originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Nicole Seghetti.

Fool contributor Nicole Seghetti owns shares of Wells Fargo and (NYSE:WFC) Procter & Gamble. Follow her on Twitter @NicoleSeghetti. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems, Chipotle Mexican (NYSE:CMG) Grill, eBay, Procter & Gamble, and Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems, Chipotle Mexican Grill, eBay, and Wells Fargo and has the following options: Short Jan 2014 $36 Calls on 3D Systems and Short Jan 2014 $20 Puts on 3D Systems.

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