If You Invested $1000 10 Years Ago…

Good morning!

Nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes.

There’s even fewer guarantees when it comes to investing.

However, investing is not about guarantees, because no one knows what will happen.  Sure, you can make predictions, but the reality is that no one knows.

Investing is about the possibilities of what can go right and what can go wrong.

If you’re like me, you focus on what can go right, while acknowledging the risk involved.

I put together a list of four companies and what a $1000 investment would be worth today if you held it for 10 years:

1. Adobe Inc (NASDAQ: ADBE): $6,826

2. Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA): $8,000

3. Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM): $21,000

4. Mercado Libre (NASDAQ: MELI): $23,619

Other than becoming an entrepreneur, there is no other way of getting these kinds of returns on your money.  And as an entrepreneur, you’d surely be investing a lot more time and effort in order to generate such returns.

You could have made over 23 times your investment in Mercado Libre.  That’s crazy!

Unfortunately we don’t invest in hindsight.  If we did, we’d all be fabulously wealthy.

I just want you to understand the possibilities of investing!

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

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What Should I Buy During The Sell-Off?

Good morning, friends.

When the sentiment in the market turns negative, it can be a very scary place for investors.  When stocks fall, they tend to go down far faster than they went up.  The momentum is so swift that it makes it hard to pull the trigger and buy.

If you’re looking for ideas, though, here are five stocks that have held up pretty well throughout this sell off.  These are not recommendations to go out and buy…however, they are definitely worth considering in this volatile market.

  1. PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is down just 9% after reporting better than expected earnings last week.
  2. Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM): The software-as-a-service (SAAS) pioneer is down just 11%.
  3. Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a leader in cybersecurity, is down 12%.
  4. Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE): The cloud computing king is down a measly 9%.
  5. BioMarin (NASDAQ: BMRN), a midcap biotechnology company, is only off 3% from its all time high.

Stay the course.

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