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What I've learned about investing after reporting on financial markets for 29 years

Bob Pisani

Here are six simple investment principles that stick out to me. With compound interest, you make money on your money. The difference between a $6,000 annual investment at a 6% annual return and a $6,000 annual investment at an 8% annual return over 20 years is enormous: at 6%, you have $239,956, at 8 percent, you have $302,537.