Is there any way to actually lose to stocks? Once you buy stocks on 'X' day of the month, the chances of stocks never actually going above and beyond your point of value on the chart are close to none. Same goes for the assumption that a company can go downhill [and shutdown]. Once again, the chances are close to zero.
Even if the company goes downhill, it is highly likely that its stocks will rise up again. Take Volkswagen for example, in 2015 due to a scandal they were involved in, their stocks went downhill. Now their stocks are starting to rise again.
So, I created a simple graph to demonstrate my thoughts on this [excuse the great MS-Paint art]:
Please explain to my why my thought is [in]correct. It sounds logical to me. There is no way to lose in stocks. I think the problem with most buyers is that they desire the most gain they can possibly have. However, that is very risky. Therefore, it's better to be winning [small/medium] amounts of money (~)100% of the time than [any] amount of money <~25%.