There is a lot of evidence that most investors do not do well in the stock market. However, this is not true of businesses. Most companies do make money or they would not stay around. Some companies are rather cyclical in their profit making, but overall do make a profit.
I think that if most investors had picked a few good companies and stuck with them they would probably have done just fine. Most companies on the TSX have been around for a while and most have been making money.
I think that it is best to pick companies that pay dividends as this tends to substantiate that profits are being made. You do not need to make brilliant choices, just companies that can endure.
On my other blog I am today writing about Badger Daylighting Ltd (TSX-BAD, OTC-BADFF)...continue...
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