Gone with the Windfall -Stock Market and Savings for 10 Years

You just inherited $1,000,000 from an aunt you didn’t even know existed. What’s the first thing you buy (or otherwise use the money for)?

No, no, no buying folks, more savings! Invest it in the stock market and reap the reward in the next ten years, without actually taking the capital. Do you know that if the stock market perform 10% (the average growth of DJIA) and you leave it there for ten years, it will turn into $2.593.742?

Well i’d rather take it 2.5 million in the next ten years rather than one million now, assuming I will still be alive in the next decade. Anyway, how many goods do we need and will sastisfy us? It is a rat race, and endless pursuit with no finish line.


About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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4 Responses to Gone with the Windfall -Stock Market and Savings for 10 Years

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  3. RaiBal says:

    I’m not banking on being here in ten years, and I don’t trust that market thingy anymore. But, I have to agree it’s a great way to earn income – if you’re lucky enough to have the $$ to invest in dividend-earning stocks that won’t tank or vanish at whim. Saving is awesome if you can afford to do it, though! 😀

    • agent909 says:

      I understand that many people loss their money in the stock market, but look at the chart for the any decades you choose, it always turns positive. If we could just leave it there for a decade and have the patient to do so, we will reap the rewards. I’ve made my mistakes as well, cheers

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