In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser takes a question from a reader who asks, "How do I invest $100 to gain $1,000?"

An important part of investing is understanding and developing realistic expectations. Very often, investors new to the game are looking to get rich quickly. This can lead to poor decision-making and less-than-stellar returns. Turning $100 into $1,000 represents a 900% gain on your investment, and this isn't something that happens overnight. These are the kinds of gains that come with holding shares of great companies for long periods of time. So don't let expectations dictate your investing process. Focus on finding and investing in solid businesses with bright futures and diversify your holdings so that you can sleep well at night. Those 900% gains are out there; all it takes is a little time and patience.

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