2 Massive Growth stocks turned $5,000 into $1 million in 20 years

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By: Aquib Nawab


In the world of investing, the idea of turning a modest $5,000 investment into more than $1 million over 20 years might seem like a distant dream. However, the stories of two companies, Nvidia and Apple, demonstrate that such remarkable growth is indeed achievable.


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Nvidia has made a remarkable impact in the tech industry. The soaring demand for Nvidia's chips, driven by AI and generative AI applications like ChatGPT, has been a key factor. Notably, Nvidia holds a dominant 80% share in the AI chip market.

1 - Nvidia - The AI Chip Dominator

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Nvidia's Financial Performance

Revenue surged by an impressive 86% year-over-year, reaching nearly $39 billion. Earnings grew from less than $3 billion to over $17 billion, demonstrating remarkable growth.

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Analysts from Bank of America predict an additional $14 billion in revenue for Nvidia by 2027 as AI and chatbot demand rises. The company's potential for future growth remains substantial, although it's essential to note its high current valuation.

Nvidia's Future Prospects

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Investors who put $5,000 into Nvidia in 2004 now see their investment worth nearly $1.6 million. While duplicating such performance may be unlikely, there are still ample growth opportunities in the AI sector.

Nvidia's 20-Year Returns

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2 - Apple - From Near Bankruptcy to Success

Apple faced near bankruptcy in the 90s, saved by a $150 million investment from Microsoft. The iPhone's introduction marked a turning point in Apple's fortunes, making it an innovative and exciting investment option. Apple's 1.5 billion active iPhone users form a substantial customer base.

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Apple achieved remarkable iPhone sales, surpassing $200 billion in the most recent fiscal year. This success persisted despite economic challenges and inflation.

Apple's iPhone Sales

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Apple's growth potential lies in its services, leveraging its vast user base for recurring revenue. Services like music, streaming, and news offer opportunities to enhance Apple's top-line growth.

Apple's Growth Potential

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Apple's Valuation

With a near-$3-trillion valuation, Apple may appear expensive, but its loyal and extensive customer base makes it an attractive long-term investment.

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