No investment is guaranteed to make you rich in 5 years. The way to get rich investing is to do it long-term.
The following graphs show their own stories:
The problem is:
- Too many people sell once they get a decent gain
- Too many people panic sell during the drops
- Too many people try to time the markets
- Too many people assume geopolitical events like Trump’s election will have an impact on markets
If you avoid those mistakes, you are onto a winner. Just invest in yourself + low cost index trackers for decades and you will be fine for the long-term.