Rupert Hargreaves writes an interesting article on Value Walk about how T-Bills over their lifetime can beat stocks. Overall the stock market beats T-Bills.
However, most of the return on the market is created by some 4% of the stocks. So if you do not pick the right stocks you may not be able to beat investing in T-Bills. In the US Hendrik Bessembinder says that 42% of the stocks outperformed T-Bills, but the rest produced negative returns.
Note also that companies disappear off of exchanges for other reasons that Bankruptcy. Companies change their names and symbols, they are bought out or taken private. This is not necessarily bad for investors. You get seemingly new companies with companies split up or spin off sections of their business.
I have done well overtime. I have been investing from the late 1970's. However, I tended to pick big companies that pay dividends. However, not all my investments have worked out and I have lost money on some. Overall I have made good money, especially from dividends.
On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Saputo Inc. (TSX-SAP, OTC-SAPIF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (TSX-AGT, OTC-AGXXF)... learn more on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 around 5 pm.
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