Can someone earn a living by investing $100 in stocks?

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Annie:
You cannot just invest $100 and think it's going to make you financially set. You should continue to invest in putting $100 a month into a CMA account and buy stock that you feel fit to invest on.. this requires you to do your homework in learning about Stocks and how they work if you have no experience .. also you must watch the market consistently and most of all be patient ..sometime making money from the stock market can be like watching a flower grow.. sometimes fast and sometimes slow
kswck2:
Yes and No. Sharebuilder has a program wherein you can buy stocks-for a certain amount of shares or a certain amount of money-over time. So if you have $100 per month to invest in say IBM, they can purchase $100 worth of IBM each month for you. And over time (with dividend reinvestment) you Can earn money, but to make a living at it? No. Takes a LOT more money to earn a living in stocks.
Rolf Golf:
Earning a living by investing $100 in stocks is a TALL TALL call which even Warren Buffett can't do. $100,000 or above sounds more logical and possible. With professional hedge fund managers that do VERY well averaging about 30% a year, that translates to about 2.5% per month, which is only $2500 per month on that $100,000 fund. So anything below that won't be "earning a living" I suppose… and I am talking about the case where you do as well as or BETTER than professional hedge fund managers…
Patrick:
I suppose that depends on how broad your definition of "investment" is. If you're referring to institutional investment (stocks, funds, etc.) forget it, it will take you five years to double your money and then you'll have a whopping $200.

You're better off "investing" in consumer goods. Some of my products sell for ten times their cost of goods. One hundred dollars spent today can be $1,000 a week from now, plus whatever else those customers buy again in the future.

Of course, you'll need to be able to reach those customers, but honestly I'd just start with the classic Craigslist to eBay flip. Find something on Craigslist, sell it on eBay. Buy the right items and you could turn $100 into $500 by the weekend.

Ursugardaddy:
What does earning a living have to do with anything? Of course you could still earn a living such as working and owning a business while investing within the stock market … It is recommended to never put all your eggs in one basket so while investing always create other sources of income anyway try computer share company to invest your $100.00

Best of luck to you

Steve D:
Not even close. You would to actively trade and the commissions would kill you since they would be a minimum of $10 per round trip (buy then sell). That means your $100 would have to appreciate 10% – the average stock appreciates 8% annually, so you would have to basically wait 1 1/5 years just to break even.
Steve:
Starting with $100, it would take you 12 years doubling your money each year to get to $204,800. With that amount would I only start to consider making a living of trading stock. This scenario is highly unlikely and I didnt factor in taxes and fees, so it would take you maybe 18 years to accomplish this only if you are right nearly all the time with your choices. Its ok to dream, though.
cory:
Of course, you'll need to be able to reach those customers, but honestly I'd just start with the classic Craigslist to eBay flip. Find something on Craigslist, sell it on eBay. Buy the right items and you could turn $100 into $500 by the weekend.
Kyle T:
no
as soon as you invest it, you dont have that money until you sell those stocks
instead all you have is value or equity
and honesty, $100 is gonna get you like 3 shares of stock, depending on which company you invest in
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