Course 103: Investing for the Long Run
The Bottom Line
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Volatility of Single Stocks
3 Volatility of the Stock Market
4 Over the Long Term, Stocks Are Best
5 Time Is on Your Side
6 Why Stocks Perform the Best
7 The Bottom Line

While stocks make an attractive investment in the long run, stock returns are not guaranteed and tend to be volatile in the short term. Therefore, we do not recommend that you invest in stocks to achieve your short-term goals. To be effective, you should invest in stocks only to meet long-term objectives that are at least five years away. And the longer you invest, the greater your chances of achieving the types of returns that make investing in stocks worthwhile.

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