3 Stock Market Myths You Can't Afford to Believe

Katie Brockman, The Motley Fool
·4-min read
3 Stock Market Myths You Can't Afford to Believe

Approximately 45% of Americans are not investing in the stock market at all, either in individual stocks or through a retirement account like a 401(k) or IRA, according to a 2020 survey from Gallup. Investing in the stock market can be intimidating, especially during periods of volatility. There are a few myths surrounding the stock market, though, that could be preventing you from harnessing its full potential.