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.

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Jun 4, 2014 10:46AM
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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
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Could make you rich? Could make you broke. When you play the stock market, you're not in Vagas.
Jun 3, 2014 7:35PM
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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
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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....

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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
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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
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Uhuh.........MSN in a "Pump and Dump".



Jun 8, 2014 4:14PM
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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
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In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the women, then you get the money !
Jun 4, 2014 1:31PM
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LOL Kathy I'm getting a feeling just a feeling that is you are trying to sell us out.
Jun 4, 2014 9:49AM
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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
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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
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Your better off going to any Casino and playing Roulette rather than play the Stock Market! Its rigged!
Jun 4, 2014 8:29AM
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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
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Have owned FB and Wynn Resorts for a couple years now.
Jun 3, 2014 7:54PM
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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. 
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