4 Ways To Double Your Money
Have you ever wondered how long it would take you to double your money in the stock market? Or wondered what types of strategies you need to implement in order to double your money in the markets? If so, this blog post lays out 4 ways that you can double your money.
Method #1: Invest in Quality Blue Chip Stocks and Hold Them For Many Years
The first way that you can double your money in the markets is to invest in non-speculative blue-chip stocks that are fairly priced and that represent good value, and also by investing in investment grade bonds.
Over the last 100 years non-speculative blue chip stocks have averaged a return of approximately 10%, and investment grade bonds have averaged approximately 6% return. The Rule of 72 is an investment principle that shows you how long it will take for you to double your money. So based on the Rule of 72, it would take you about 9 years to double your money if you were able to achieve an 8% rate of...
Invest In What You Know
One of the most common questions I'm asked by new investors is how to figure out what companies to invest in, and without fail I always provide the same answer: "invest in what you know." This notion of investing in what you know is one of the hallmarks of successful investing.
When I started investing over 15 years ago my primary focus was on purchasing bank stocks, and the main reason for this was because I had worked in the banking industry for 8 years. Since I was very familiar with the banking industry, I found it less intimidating to invest in bank stocks, and actually became excited to delve into the financial statements and conduct investment research on this topic.
It was also very helpful to have worked in the banking industry because I got to see first hand the new technologies that were being developed at the bank, which in turn led me to invest in certain banks over others. Nonetheless, I was able to make great returns on my...