Skepticism is a common theme among those considering investing the stock market to create financial independence. After all, following the Wall Street crash of 2008 when investors lost trillions of dollars, and now when we’re slowly pulling ourselves out of the Great Recession and most people are still just barely scraping by, why would anyone choose to invest in the stock market?
To make money, a lot of money, quickly.
Many people don’t want to wait—or can’t wait—20 or 30 years to make or save the money they need to buy a house, or send their children to college, or travel, or retire early and live comfortably the rest of their lives. Every person has their own reason for wanting to make a lot of money quickly.
What are your options, besides the stock market, for making the money you need?
Well, you could keep your money safe by putting it into a savings account and earning 0.65% to 2% in interest annually. That would grow your money . . . very, very slowly. Or would it?
In the U.S., inflation has been raising the cost of food, housing, gasoline, and other necessities on average 2.8% each year. So, when you put your money in a savings account, you’re losing money. Your money will buy fewer things next year than it can buy this year.
And at those interest rates, you won’t be sending a child or grandchild to college any time soon.
You could invest in a Certificate of Deposit (“CD”) at your bank and earn 0.9% to around 4.5% in interest, but again, on most CDs you’d be losing moneyand the money you invest in a CD would be locked up anywhere from one to five years. You couldn’t get at it and use it to cover an emergency expense unless you paid early withdrawal penalty fees. Losing money again.
And at those interest rates, you wouldn’t be buying a house any time soon.
How else can you grow your money? Many people open an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) or Roth IRA, but you’d only earn around 4% to 5% annually on a 20-year IRA account. Worse, you’re only allowed to deposit up to $5,000 a year if you’re under 50, and up to $6,000 a year if you’re over 50. So, how much you’re able to earn for your nest egg is limited andyou’d have to wait 20 years for that nest egg, or pay stiff penalties for early withdrawal.
What about gold? Unfortunately, gold prices only really go up during times of financial crisis. Recently, for example, gold reached very high prices during and immediately following the Great Recession. When the economy improves, however, gold prices fall. The country’s economy is currently strengthening and gold prices are plummeting. Worse, most gold investors don’t understand the cyclicality of the economy or the gold market, so they keep buying or they don’t sell when they should. In other words, they lose money.
That brings us to real estate. Infomercials galore trumpet the safety and profits of real estate investing. But they’re not telling you the whole story.
First, you have to spend a lot of money to buy real estate. Think of all that money locked up in a single investment for years and years, money that you cannot use if an emergency arises or a better opportunity comes your way.
Second, while you hold a property for several years and wait for its value to go up so you can sell it at a profit, you’ll be spending money on property taxes, maintenance fees, improvements, and repairs.
After all that, you might have bet wrong and chose the wrong location and the value of your property doesn’t go up. Or, perhaps there’s another financial crisis (and there’s always another financial crisis) and the value of your property drops below what you paid for it in the first place.
If you are not a market expert, real estate sounds pretty risky and expensive, doesn’t it?
Certainly, investing in the stock market has its risks. But there are many ways to minimize those risks while making a lot of money quickly, strategies that are taught by the Adimir Institute of Financial Education [link].
Join Adimir’s Free 10-Day Financial Future Challengeand learn how Adimir teaches you how to use the stock market to make your money work for you. In fact, Adimir teaches you how to turn a $1,000 investment into $200,000 or more in around 24 months.
As you can see, by investing in the stock market, you can earn the money you need, not in 20 or 30 years, but in just a few years to build the life you deserve.
By investing in the stock market you can stop toiling to just get by and begin thriving while creatomg a legacy that will benefit your children, and their children, and their children . . .
That’s why you should invest in the stock market.