Despite all the latest turmoil of the stock market during the Great Recession of 2008, as we now call it, investing in stocks remains the premier means to investing.
The stock market tends to have volatile performances in times of any economic uncertainties, but that is why it is a good barometer for the economy. The stock market in general will always deliver long-term returns, just as the economy eventually advances after trying times.
No other investment vehicles are as closely and directly related to the many aspects of an economy as the stock market. As risky as it may seem, the stock market is still arguably the most rewarding investment place.
Two critical elements are worth considering in answering “why invest in stocks?”