What are the benefits of U.S. equities as an investment?

U.S. equities are one of the best-performing investments over the last 10 years, according to data from the U.S. Federal Reserve. In fact, they’ve been a fairly reliable engine of wealth creation for generations of Americans.

If you’d put $1,000 into our 50 U.S. stocks 10 years ago, your investment would be worth $4,700 today, compared with less than a $1 if left in Venezuelan Bolivars!

That said, investing in equities still involves risk and you can still lose money.

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