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2 Things to Know About Building Stock Market Wealth

By Motley Fool Staff - Jan 18, 2016 at 9:00AM

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It could be easier than you think.


I just read that 345,000 Americans were minted millionaires in one year.

You better believe some of them reached this elite club by investing in stocks.

Despite what you’ve heard, it can be done.

Because there are two things to know about harnessing the sheer power of the stock market.

1. It’s a marathon, not a “penny stock sprint”
Buy great companies. Hold them for years or decades, not days or months.

Amassing wealth is that straightforward.

Yet this time-tested advice isn’t entirely sinking in with investors commonly trading in and out of stocks.

Get-rich-quick schemes (like penny stock services) siphon off a few bucks from your bank account at best, and bankrupt investors at worst.

Consider this: If penny stock trading is so wildly lucrative, then why is it impossible to find a verifiable, market-beating track record for any penny stock services?

The investing Holy Grail is to beat the market.

For anyone doing so, they will be more than happy to trumpet their track record whenever possible.

2. Everyone can profit buying stocks with little time required
Anyone with a regular full-time day job can build a stock market fortune... and it doesn't require hours of work per day, or even per month.

You just need to be clued into which stocks are the best to buy today.

Following alongside pros with a verifiable track record is a good first step.

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Just imagine being an early investor in any one of these game-changers… or buying shares of Apple or Microsoft at the dawn of the computing era.

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The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Activision Blizzard, Amazon.com, Netflix, Priceline Group, Tesla Motors, and Walt Disney. The Motley Fool recommends UnitedHealth Group. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy"Look Who's on Top Now" appeared in The Wall Street Journal in Aug. 2013, which references Mark Hulbert's rankings of the best-performing investing newsletters over a 5 year period from 2008-2013. Motley Fool Stock Advisor returns as of May 16, 2016.

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Stocks Mentioned

Netflix, Inc. Stock Quote
Netflix, Inc.
NFLX
$229.94 (-1.52%) $-3.55
The Walt Disney Company Stock Quote
The Walt Disney Company
DIS
$108.13 (-0.90%) $0.98
Tesla, Inc. Stock Quote
Tesla, Inc.
TSLA
$850.00 (-2.44%) $-21.27
Amazon.com, Inc. Stock Quote
Amazon.com, Inc.
AMZN
$137.83 (-1.13%) $-1.58
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Stock Quote
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
UNH
$537.26 (0.12%) $0.66
Booking Holdings Stock Quote
Booking Holdings
BKNG
$1,957.21 (0.07%) $1.41
Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stock Quote
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
ATVI
$80.59 (-0.51%) $0.41

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

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