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Banks don’t like to give away their money. That mindset is reflected in the interest rates of checking and savings accounts of 0,5% and 0.9% avg. annual interest respectively.
When you deposit your money in the bank, the bank turns around and invests that money at 7% a year or more. After they collect their profit, they give a tiny shaving of it to you.
Outright Ownership: You will buy shares of individual companies directly. To do this right requires a certain level of knowledge.
Pooled Ownership: You mix your money with other people and buy ownership in a number of companies through a shared structure or entity. The downside is a near-total loss of control.
Many people get poor investment returns because they get emotional. Emotions around investing are simply due to a lack of knowledge.
Curb emotions through reading investing books and blogs. Once you realise how investing works, it will help take the emotion out of it.