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Lesson 2. Why You Should Invest in Stocks > Stocks vs. Mutual Funds - Pg. 13

Why You Should Invest in Stocks 13 The 30-Second Recap · Different investment vehicles carry risks particular to them and may complicate comparison to stocks. · Stocks provide the highest returns over cash investments but cash investments are the most secure. · Stocks historically provide higher returns than bonds but investment in bonds is more secure. · Stocks can provide higher returns than mutual funds but lack their diversification. · As an investment's ability to produce higher gains grows, so, too, does the risk of losing your money.