Blog 4: Long Term Investing

A lot of people think that investing is a get rich quick scheme. In the majority of cases this is false but there have been some examples where this is true.

This post is going to talk about the benefits of long term investing and how to be successful at long term investing.

Everyone should be invested for the long run, it’s one of the smartest investments a person can make. Why? Well, it is one of the easiest ways to become a millionaire in 30 years. Furthermore, the younger you start investing, the richer you’ll be.

For example, if you invested $1000 in apple in 1982, for $0.22 per share, your stake would now be worth $1,458,945.

If you invested $2500 at age 18 now (2020), into a security that averages around 10% a year, while paying $300 a month into this investment. For a period of 35 years. At the end of the 35 years your investment $1,098,024. This is the amount of money you’ll have when you’re 53.

Whereas if you started that same example at age 30, and you want to retire at the same age of 53 you’ll only have $324,025. That’s a difference of about $700,000!

Now hopefully, you can see the power of long term investing.

Here are some investments that usual return around 10% a year on average:

(IUSA) – 11.2%

(MIDD) – 13.5%

(0) – Realty Income – 31%

These are all investments that I have money in. If you want to invest in these they are available on trading 212, you can use this link to get a free share worth up to £100.

Most young people believe that investing long term isn’t worth it, but if you look at the maths and the affordability of it. It should be a no-brainer.


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