One of the reasons investing in the stock market is so difficult is because we can’t predict the future. 

The trick is to use hindsight to help you determine what will be. While past performance is never a guarantee of future results, if you were able to invest in the stock market 50 years ago, would it have been a worthwhile investment?

Take a look at how the world’s economy and standard of living have developed over the past 50 years. When deciding where and how to invest, it’s important to look at the market’s potential and not only at its past. Looking at the potential of every country’s economy is just like how a chess player examines the potential of every piece.