Your Investment Options

As an investor, it is good to remember that there are a number of options available to you. If you’ve only every out your money in stocks and shares, then you may feel like this is the area in which you are most confident and experienced. However, this does not mean that this is the only area in which you should look at investing your money.

Often, by considering a number of different investment options, you will be able to make more effective and successful investment decisions. You might find, for example, that investing in commodities such as gold may be more profitable for those who are keen to make long-term investments. Super money management and hedge fund investment, on the other hand, might be more suitable for those who are prepared to take certain risks, in order to generate a higher return. Even if you are not as experienced when it comes to other types of investment, it can be worth doing your research into other areas of this field, if you’re keen to benefit as much as possible.

Considering a wider range of investment options can also allow you to invest in area in which you have a keen interest. For example, you may be in a position to offer financial backing to a film project, or to purchase art as a means of investment. Being passionate about your investments can be beneficial in that you will be keen to gain a better understanding of how to put your money to good use. It can also offer the opportunity see a return on your investment, outside of the financial rewards.

You may also want to consider making personal investments, and putting you money in property, or other such purchases. If you’re keen to stick with investments which are able to generate a profit, then you may wish to rent your property to others, which will allow you to make a profit from your initial investment.

About jrv

I was born in Spain and lived in Belgium, Chile, France, USA, Argentina among other places. Currently I am trying to settle down in a wild place. I am "retired", even though now I dedicate more hours "working" for my investments than I ever worked in the real labor market where I used to work in IT and Banking. I am a family man, I have a lovely wife, several sons and one step daughter. I have humble tastes, I like to stay home and read about companies and investments. I started investing at 25 before the internet bubble exploded. I did not know much about investing and liked technical analysis so my results were pretty bad. Fortunately I did not have much to lose. Some years later in 2006 bored of doing only real state investments and with quite a lot of money saved I opened an account in a cheap and excellent online broker and started again. This time I did not want to commit the same mistake, so I decided to follow a model. I heard that Warren Buffett was the best at making money via stocks so I started by reading a lot about him, all of his shareholders letters and several of the books that he recommended. I learned a lot, started applying his investing principles and reading a lot of 10K's. Digested news from lots of different sources. Basically I started buying very good and cheap companies and holding them for ever if possible and if nothing changed fundamentally. When the housing crisis started I was more than 75% cash. At that time I identified good companies at incredibly cheap prices so I invested most of my savings in stocks. In less than I year I doubled. By the second semester of 2009 I turned my software company into an investment vehicle and dedicated myself full time to it. My wife and I decided to change our lifestyle and moved from Belgium to the beach in a wild country. The goal was to keep fixed costs low in order to be able to live with a minimum 6-8% yearly return but specially to move away from the inhuman life of civilization and to have finally some peace and sunny weather to concentrate better on investing. Now I can think and study about companies 60 hours a week and I am doing great. I can finally do what I want full time and can proudly say that I have never been so happy, specially also with my just born 4th son, my other great kids and my sweet wife who supports me fully while I study most of the day and patiently wait for the opportunity to make a swing ! You can learn a bit more about my portfolio by viewing it at www.kuchita.com/view/sumo.php or you may learn more about me and my family by following the link "Author's site" from the menu above.
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