Do You Have Money In The Stock Market?

As a vehicle for making money, the stock market has a good record of being very effective. Particular stocks may fail, and there have been some famous crashes costing people fortunes, but overall it has traditionally been a good investment opportunity.

Still, many individuals, particularly ones from poorer households, don’t use it at all. Do you have money in the stock market?

Share why if you wish.


2 thoughts on “Do You Have Money In The Stock Market?”

  1. People can — and do, regularly — lose money in the stock market. But it has been a consistently good earner over the long term.

    I have money in the stock market through my 401K, but not otherwise. I’m regretting that, a little, now. But I’m just not comfortable with the risk, and I’m too worried about a potential crash.

  2. I’ve always been a fan of broad market index funds, and it’s thanks to them that I was able to retire early. There is short-term risk, but I’ve always taken the long term view.

    It does feel a bit like gambling, in the abstract, except that “the house,” which always wins, is me. The majority of workers would benefit from entering the market, but when you live paycheck-to-paycheck, you can’t afford even a few dollars to do that, and that’s a shame. Any other place your money goes, its value is dropping every day (barring, perhaps, owning real estate) due to inflation, for cash, and depreciation, for physical goods.

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