9 riskier stocks that could make you rich

If you're looking for big rewards, you have to take some chances. These stocks hold lots of potential, but they are for the adventurous.

 of 11
 of 11


Jun 4, 2014 10:46AM
Or you could go to Vegas and blow your money on $12 drinks, $75 lap dances, and $500/night rooms. Then throw $20 in a slot machine on your way home. That sounds like a lot more fun way to gamble to me.
Jun 8, 2014 4:48PM
Could make you rich? Could make you broke. When you play the stock market, you're not in Vagas.
Jun 3, 2014 7:35PM
Dont fall for it. Come on even the optimists  among us have to be honest here. Stocks have run way up, and we are not going to see the enormous returns of the past. It just can't continue. Even bond yields seem set to rise, so there are very few places to be that you feel safe right now. I am moving to alternative investments. This is what I am doing:

1. Moving money to muni bonds. They are taxed less, increasing the net to me, and still have some nice yields.

2. I needed some extra life insurance coverage. I got a policy from LifeAnt that will net me about 4-5% over time in tax deferred dividends. Not bad for something that protects my family too (you need life insurance if you don't have it, and you may as well profit from it ;) ).

3. I started a small business that did not take a lot of startup capital. It does not make a ton of money yet but it should grow over time, and we are already capital positive.

4. I am putting some money back into my house because we need to move to a bigger one within a couple years, but this is also tax deferred growth and can give a nice return when done correctly.

5. I bought some limited partnerships in real estate deals. I don't think real estate is quite as inflated as equity markets, but at the very least it is more diversity.

Anything I can do to keep it this time around.

Jun 9, 2014 12:29AM

Here's my quick summary of stocks and the stock exchange:::  Rich man invest in company by buying their stock at a good deal....  Then getting some reasonably good intel he finds that the company isn't going to do as well as projected or fold and go under, so he sells the stocks for the best deal he can get so loss is minimum....  Thus chucking the fall-out on the not as informed little guys with a few dollars thus stealing your money....


It's like playing russian roulette with 5 bullets in the gun....

Speculation = Gambling.

Not that there is anything wrong with speculation...Just remember that it might not be wise to invest any money you can't afford to lose.
As others have pointed out, these investments might make you rich, or they might not...But cash in hand is a sure thing 100% of the time.
Jun 8, 2014 9:47PM

Horrible advice. Stocks losing money and stocks at 52-week highs losing money. No thanks.

ticker SCHD Charles Schwab High Dividend ETF is what you need. Grow wealth gradually in an S&P 500-based fund that is doing great. BX Blackstone for the housing recovery and improved M&A activity. This Obama Bull Market cannot be stopped. Dow 20,000!!!

Jun 14, 2014 3:50PM
Jun 13, 2014 9:10PM
Uhuh.........MSN in a "Pump and Dump".

Jun 8, 2014 4:14PM
Why are poor stocks allegedly the best one to buy. Would I ever invest y hard earned dollars in these nope!
Jun 8, 2014 8:26PM
Jun 4, 2014 3:59PM
In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the women, then you get the money !
Jun 4, 2014 1:31PM
LOL Kathy I'm getting a feeling just a feeling that is you are trying to sell us out.
Jun 4, 2014 9:49AM
A good day to play it safe and watch what is going on down here....Adp report wasn't good, to nobody's surprise,  and scumbags are doing their thing early and often, we are like in waiting pattern to see how things develop....We've had a couple of decent weeks and these manipulators have been fuming for a while...Remain cautious this morning....More later.
Jun 8, 2014 4:29PM
There will eventually be a correction, the market will drop 10 to 20 percent.  Some people have been predicting this correction for three years already  Eventually they will be right.  The correction may not occur for another three years or it may begin tomorrow.  Most corrections occur when the P/E ratio for the market as a whole gets up to about 18.  We currently stand at about 16 so there is room for continued growth; but this recession and recovery have been very different from most so who knows.  So what do we do? I have tended to move to more conservative investments like muni bond funds and BAB funds. I also have a diverse portfolio of energy related MLPs and conservative BDCs. For those who love entrepreneurs, investing in a BDC is the next best thing to starting your own company.  My net interest return is almost 8%. I am also keeping more cash than ever before.  I feel I can weather the coming storm while relying on the return to live conservatively. 
Jun 9, 2014 1:15AM
Your better off going to any Casino and playing Roulette rather than play the Stock Market! Its rigged!
Jun 4, 2014 8:29AM
Perfect!!  This article sums up the entire Crock Market scam! Sounds like something right out of Publishers Clearinghouse: You may have already won!  It's all just legalized gambling and the game is rigged.
Jun 7, 2014 12:30PM
Have owned FB and Wynn Resorts for a couple years now.
Jun 3, 2014 7:54PM
Diversification is extremely important, Mr. Green, but some of your choices lack the depth to outrun repercussions from the run-up and fake money. You talk-- bonds. Bonds alone are twice what the cumulative currencies of the world amounted to just 20 years ago. Think about it- no way to achieve yield and a good chance you only get half your capital back. No stock has any substance so they all go.
That small business you started is the right idea. It shouldn't yield much but it should be based in substance that bridges all the hollow investment debris ahead. As for your home, the best move is learning how to keep it in tip-top condition on your own. 
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.


There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.
There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.
Market index data delayed by 15 minutes

[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market finished an upbeat week on a mixed note. The S&P 500 shed less than a point, ending the week higher by 1.3%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.1%) cemented a 1.7% advance for the week. High-beta names underperformed, which weighed on the Nasdaq Composite (-0.3%) and the Russell 2000 (-1.3%).

Equity indices displayed strength in the early going with the S&P 500 tagging the 2,019 level during the opening 30 minutes of the action. However, ... More


There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.