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All company shares payout very small amounts in dividends. What is the big interest for an investor to spend tens of thousands of dollars in stocks to possibly earn maybe $1,000 per year or so in dividends? I see no big advantage there. It comprises this one pitfall that I can't get around:
Big amounts of money needed to be invested up front or over time for very small returns over time.
As an investor who wants to earn money in the near future, what would the interest be for me to invest big amounts of money for returns that won't even count as profit until many years down the road?
Even assuming I do profit, how much is the question, and will it be worth it for me to spend lots of my money to wait far down the line in life to get menial returns?
That doesn't sound appealing to me as an investor, because how does that help my "current life?"
I'm not looking for retirement -- I'm looking for money in my younger years with investing and I can't get my head around why I should invest so much money when the return is always small and slow.
No, I don't plan to get rich overnight. I also don't plan to count pennies of profit when I'm 50 either.