10 Best Places To Invest

You have some extra money, but you’re just not sure which the 10 best places to invest are. The types of investments listed here can help you make a wise decision.

  1. The stock market-when it’s down, of course That is when it’s ne of the best places to invest. By the way, if you want to use some investor lingo, when the market is down, it’s called a "bear market".

  2. Real estate, including foreclosed property, rental property,  and vacant land. This can be built on or rezoned to increase its value.

  3. Gold and silver Although gold and silver prices fluctuate, they can still be considered a good investment.

  4. Oil Even with fluctuations, this is still one of the best places to invest.

  5. Education Yes, this one is surprising, but it is still a good option, especially if you’re relatively young. Anyone can go back to school at any time, and his is a long-term investment. It may take a while to see any gains, but you will definitely notice them when you get a better job, a raise or promotion at your current job. If you are a victim of downsizing or job elimination, continuing education will make it possible to enter another field almost immediately.

  6. Bonds Savings bonds, treasury bonds, even bonds sold to pay for construction. Many churches do this, and these are surprisingly safe investments. Their  favorable returns make them one of the best places to invest.

  7. Certificates of Deposits These have always been one of the best places to invest. Look for financial institutions that offer high interest rates.

  1. Mutual Funds The Securities and Exchange Commission describes a mutual fund as “a company that pools money from many investors and invests the money in stocks, bonds, short-term money-market instruments, other securities or assets, or some combination of these investments.” These include money market funds, which the SEC considers fairly low-risk. Low-risk always makes for one of the best places to invest.

  1. Socially responsible investments These include projects or organizations that are looking into environmental protection matters such as alternative fuels and emission-control products. Just make sure the company you invest in is reputable and well-known, not one that seems to have sprung up overnight.

  1. Fixed annuities You can purchase fixed annuities with money from a severance or other job termination package, or from other assets, such as an inheritance or insurance settlement. The agency from whom you purchase the annuity pays you a fixed amount each month out of that fund until you die. The remaining amount builds interest on a regular basis. Annuities funds have also been extremely popular, and have been long been considered some of the best places to invest.

 

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