If You Invested $10,000 In Netflix In 2012, This Is How Much You Would Have Today

This is amazing to think about:

The stock market is a massively powerful — and democratic — force in our country.

By democratic, I mean that hard-working individual investors like you and me can jump on the very same train – and take our chance to achieve the very same percentage gains – as the multi-millionaires who get their names in the paper.

That means you absolutely have the potential to achieve what I'm about to show you.

You have the potential, but to help turn that into reality you need to know one very important thing.

This will help explain:

What 10 years can mean for your returns

If you invested $10,000 in Netflix in 2012, you would have $342,100 today. That's the figure calculated from the day our Motley Fool Share Advisor team recommended Netflix to its members.

But (and be sure to pay attention to this part), Netflix's 3,321% gain did not happen overnight. It took 10 years — of ups, downs, and long sideways stretches — to reach this point.

It's the same with some of our other recommendations from 2012, like sleep apnoea and respirator maker, Resmed. Its 658% gain turned $10,000 into $75,800 over the next 10 years. And Amazon? $10K would have turned into $105,200.

And how about Codan, turning $10K into $3,600?

Ah. You weren't expecting that, were you? But yes: out of our 24 Share Advisor recommendations from 2012, we have to admit, we had some losers. Everyone does… that's simply part of investing.

But looking at winners and losers combined, investing equal amounts in all 24 of our recommendations would have increased your money nearly four times over.

This brings us back to that one very important thing I mentioned… the one thing that can help you achieve these types of gains: It's the patience to let the power of time work for you.

How to get started being patient

I didn't show you those examples to make you feel bad about missing out on the gains.

I did it so you could see the value in taking action right now… and then maybe not feel bad looking back 5, 10, or 15 years from now. Investing will always have its risks. There are ups, and inevitable downs. But, we believe (and history backs us up on this) that if you invest for the long-term, your odds of success greatly increase.

And, as we said, not just by avoiding the (inevitable) losers. But by buying a diversified portfolio of companies with potentially attractive futures and good prices.

And that's the reason I'm writing this today. You have the opportunity to grab what I think is, to be honest, a ridiculously low introductory price to the same Share Advisor service that produced the returns I just showed you.

Why are we offering this price? Our mission is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. We truly want to be a company you can love and trust. So we're offering you a good look at our service for a great price, and then letting you decide from there if we're a good fit for you.

And you can even get your entire membership fee refunded if you decide within 30 days we're not what you're looking for.

Do you see what getting started can accomplish, then? We truly want to make it easy for you to do so.

Be patient. Invest for the long term. But first click to find out more about getting started with Share Advisor. I think your future self will be pleased.

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Returns as at 22 November 2022. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Motley Fool contributor Matt Burgess has positions in Amazon and Netflix. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Amazon, Netflix, and ResMed Inc. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has recommended ResMed. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended ResMed Inc. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Amazon and Netflix. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips. For more information about The Motley Fool see our Financial Services Guide. Please remember that investments can go up and down. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future returns. Performance figures are not intended to be a forecast and The Motley Fool does not guarantee the performance of, or returns on any investment. Any money back guarantee is strictly limited to the subscription price paid for the product.