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.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)

 

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Four Cornerstone Stocks For the Next 10 Years!

Good morning!

If you want to invest in four of the most promising trends over the next 10 years, you would be hard to do better than Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA), Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Teradyne (NASDAQ: TER), and Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN).

These are cornerstone stocks.  Cornerstone stocks are businesses that are at the center or the forefront of a specific trend.

These companies are leading the charge in their respective industries.

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1. Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA): Nvidia is the leader in deep learning, a subset of artificial intelligence (AI).  AI is expected to be a $30 trillion dollar market by 2030.

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2. Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA): Despite what most analysts think, Tesla – not Google – may have the lead in autonomous vehicles.  Tesla’s long-term plan is to launch autonomous taxis, which may be a multi-trillion dollar market.

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3. Teradyne (NASDAQ: TER): Collaborative robots are the future, in which people will work directly with robots.  At the end of 2018, the industrial robotic market was $5 billion, and is expected to grow to almost half a trillion dollars.  That would be insane growth!

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4. Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN): There would be no genomic revolution without Illumina.  They are continuing to drive down the cost of sequencing a human genome to $100 in a few more years.  This could enable more medical breakthroughs over time.

Any one of these stocks would be a good place to start putting your hard-earned investment dollars.

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*The Stock Market is For Everyone, Eric Milton’s short guide to stock market investing for beginners, is available in e-book and paperback formats.  If you like what you see on this blog, we hope you’ll take a moment to purchase and read the book, let us know what you think via a blog comment or Amazon review, and share this information with others!  Thank you. *

Disclaimer/Disclosure Statement: Information in this article is not intended to be a recommendation to invest in any stock.  Rather, it is presented for readers’ education and consideration when making their own investment decisions.  The author is long NVDA.