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Stocks

31% of MoneyMade members invest in Stocks

S&P Returns vs Bonds

-20.20%

Versus Bonds

-9.10%

3 days ago

-20.20%

Versus Bonds

-9.10%

3 days ago

6m High

6m Low

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S&P 500

4,796.56

3,666.77

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Bonds

115.36

98.20

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S&P 500

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Bonds

Performance & sentiment

Bear Market

21 days

Sources: SPX, iShares IEF Index

Industries & Sectors

Past Year

Cannabis

$25.55

-74.21%

Consumer Goods

$69.99

+4.43%

Education

$85.38

-77.57%

Finance

$36.94

-13.56%

Healthcare

$128.29

+1.33%

Food & Beverage

$41.79

+7.01%

Media Entertainment

$56.49

-38.87%

Information Technology

$405.00

-19.20%

Transportation

$60.98

-43.43%

Wellness & Beauty

$30.69

-33.24%

Fashion

$97.81

-39.96%

Farmland

$1,446.16

+15.62%

S&P 500

$4,352.34

-12.11%

Gold

$34.04

+1.63%

Residential Real Estate

$266.71

+20.08%

  • Cannabis

    $25.55

    -74.21%

  • Consumer Goods

    $69.99

    +4.43%

  • Education

    $85.38

    -77.57%

  • Finance

    $36.94

    -13.56%

  • Healthcare

    $128.29

    +1.33%

    Reasons to Invest

  • The ability to earn regular passive income from dividends
  • Protect your wealth from inflation, as the returns often significantly outpace the rate of inflation.
  • The stock market can unlock significant wealth. For example, $10,000 put into the S&P 500 10 years ago would have grown 272% to $37,115. The same investment into Tesla would be worth $1.8 million (+21,323%).
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Highlights

Good For

Dividends & Price Appreciation

Time Horizon

Short - Long

Liquidity

Very Liquid

The past decade has been great for stocks. From 2011 through 2020, the average stock market return was 13.9% annually for the S&P 500. Over that decade, only one year—2014, up 13.8%—was close to the 13.9% average annualized return. The catch? Nobody knows which years will be above or below average. This is where the one-year average is helpful only in setting the stage for stocks as good long-term investments.

The 8 biggest stocks in the S&P 500 have a market cap of $11.7 trillion—the same market cap as the bottom 394 companies in the index.
avg

13.6%

Avg Annual Returns

Past 10 years

Ways to Invest

Risk Analysis

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Risk Analysis

As of 07/04/2022

Low

Compared to

Farmland
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S&P 500

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Farmland

Low

Historically, stocks have averaged an annualized return of 10%. However over the last 10 years we have seen that average increase to 13.9%. Bull markets have, on average, lasted for about 4.5 years each. The current US bull market is ten years old and counting. In March 2020, the 10-year bull streak came to an abrupt end due to the pandemic but continued only 33 days later. Whether this represents a continuation of the previous bull market run or a beginning of a new one is up to debate.

Drawbacks

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    Drawbacks

  • The stock market can be a somewhat volatile investment. If it crashes, you could lose a significant portion—or possibly even all—of your initial investment.
  • You'll have to pay capital gains taxes on the money you make from the stock market, and if you trade frequently, that could trigger a higher tax bill.
  • Even the greatest stock market investors lose money regularly, and holding in the face of a downturn is often a wise strategy. You have to be able to stomach losses to avoid selling impulsively.
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Total Invested

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Stocks

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Bond

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Potential Low

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How You’re Taxed

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How You’re Taxed

Capital Gains

Capital Gains

Income Tax

Income Tax

Investors are subject to short-term capital gains when selling stocks owned for one year or less, which are taxed at ordinary income tax rates. Long-term capital gains are applicable when assets are owned for more than one year, with tax rates ranging from 0% to 20%, depending on your total taxable income.
 

Did You Know?

  • poitStarWarren Buffet vs Hedge Funds: In 2008, Warren Buffett issued a challenge to the hedge fund industry with a $1 million bet that investing in the S&P index and passively investing (not touching the investment) for 10 years would beat any hedge fund. He won.
  • poitStarMarch 16, 2020 was the second largest daily drop for the stock market in history, falling -12.93% in a single day. 8 days later on March 24, 2020, the market jumped +11.37% on the day—the 4th biggest gain in history for a single day.
  • poitStarThe most expensive stock in the world is Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) at over $430,000 per share.
  • poitStarMonster Energy (the drink) has one of the biggest share gains of all time, of any stock in history. The stock price has increased by over +67,000% since launching on the stock market in 1985. In 2005 their stock was trading at $0.70, and today it's worth over $87.00.

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