Friday, December 24, 2010

Different Types of Investments by Ravinder Tulsiani

Different Types of Investments by Ravinder Tulsiani

Overall, there are three different kinds of investments. These include
stocks, bonds, and cash. Sounds simple, right? Well, unfortunately, it
gets very complicated from there. You see, each type of investment has
numerous types of investments that fall under it.

There is quite a bit to learn about each different investment type.
The stock market can be a big scary place for those who know little or
nothing about investing. Fortunately, the amount of information that
you need to learn has a direct relation to the type of investor that
you are. There are also three types of investors: conservative,
moderate, and aggressive. The different types of investments also
cater to the two levels of risk tolerance: high risk and low risk.

Conservative investors often invest in cash. This means that they put
their money in interest bearing savings accounts, money market
accounts, mutual funds, US Treasury bills, and Certificates of
Deposit. These are very safe investments that grow over a long period
of time. These are also low risk investments.

Moderate investors often invest in cash and bonds, and may dabble in
the stock market. Moderate investing may be low or moderate risks.
Moderate investors often also invest in real estate, providing that it
is low risk real estate.

Aggressive investors commonly do most of their investing in the stock
market, which is higher risk. They also tend to invest in business
ventures as well as higher risk real estate. For instance, if an
aggressive investor puts his or her money into an older apartment
building, then invests more money renovating the property, they are
running a risk. They expect to be able to rent the apartments out for
more money than the apartments are currently worth – or to sell the
entire property for a profit on their initial investments. In some
cases, this works out just fine, and in other cases, it doesn’t. It’s
a risk.

Before you start investing, it is very important that you learn about
the different types of investments, and what those investments can do
for you. Understand the risks involved, and pay attention to past
trends as well. History does indeed repeat itself, and investors know
this first hand!

About the Author: Ravinder Tulsiani is a published author who has
written about personal finance, real estate, self-help and online
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