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3 Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market — The Motley Fool

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Even if you invest for the long haul, there are several ways you could potentially lose your money in the stock market.
I’ve written before about day trading, and how it’s one of the easiest ways to lose all of your money in the stock market.
Invest with emotionTo be fair, this isn’t really a way you’re going to lose money.
And this is a way to “lose” $350,000 over 30 years by not investing with the proper patience and objectivity.
I’m talking about buying out-of-the-money calls in the hopes that the stock price rises, or buying out-of-the-money puts to bet against a stock.

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Where Stock Market Returns Really Come From

Stock Market ReturnsStock market returns can come from only 3 sources:Dividends Increase in P/E ratio Increase in earnings-per-shareNote: The above is a bit of a simplification for points 2 and 3.
The idea is that valuation multiple growth and per-share intrinsic value growth increase the share price.
This isn’t always measured in earnings or the P/E ratio, but those are the most common metrics used.
An increase in the P/E ratio means the perception of the business has improved – fairly or unfairly.
The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing factor in value, growth, dividends, and safety to find great dividend paying businesses trading at fair or better prices.

Where Stock Market Returns Really Come From*/

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What Happened in the Stock Market Today — The Motley Fool

What Happened in the Stock Market Today -- The Motley Fool*/

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Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) and Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) stocks both broke away from broader indexes after the companies announced solid quarterly earnings results.
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