Given a reasonable time horizon and if you follow right principles you have, by historical standards, no chance of losing money.
In 2007 by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vanguard wrote a book summarizing his investing philosophy. In essence, the advice is simple: invest in a broad market index fund and hold for the long term. A year later, Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, threw down the gauntlet to his friends over at the elite hedge funds. The challenge? He stated that, with all their genius and intellectual firepower, hedge fund returns could not beat the returns given by the humble S&P 500 Index Fund over a nine-year period. The consideration? A mere million dollars. Warren won, you can too.
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