How much money can you make from investing?

History gives us a clue on the potential returns from stocks, bonds and cash
Thursday 10 May 2018 Author: David Stevenson
Most people should be familiar with the fact that investing in stocks and shares (also known as equities) can often generate a greater return than cash. But do you have an idea as to how much money you can realistically make from investing? One of the big problems we’ve found over the years is that less experienced investors jump to conclusions and believe they can double their money on...

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