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If you are the type of person that likes companies that are stable and gush cash flow for owners, you might be drawn to
If you prefer a more aggressive portfolio allocation methodology, you might be drawn to investing in the stock of bad companies.
Even a small increase in profitability could lead to a disproportionately large jump in the market price of the stock.
Real estate investing comes down to either developing something and selling it for a profit or owning something and letting others use it in exchange for rent or lease payment.
It can allow someone without a lot of net worth to rapidly accumulate resources, controlling a far larger asset base than he or she could otherwise afford.
Real estate can also be traded like a stock. Usually, this happens through a corporation that qualifies as a real estate investment trust or REIT.
Once you've settled on the asset class you want to own, your next step is to decide how you are going to own it.
If you decide you want a stake in a publicly-traded business, do you want to own the shares outright, or through a pooled structure?
Outright Ownership: You will buy shares of individual companies directly. To do this right requires a certain level of knowledge.
Pooled Ownership: You mix your money with other people and buy ownership in a number of companies through a shared structure or entity. The downside is a near-total loss of control.
Your decision can have a major impact on how your investments are taxed.
Choices include taxable brokerage accounts, Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, Simple IRAs, SEP-IRA, and maybe even family limited partnerships.
Two of the most common investment questions are "what do you invest in " and "what are the best investing strategies"?
The best investing strategies are where you can maximize your return while minimizing the risk.
Banks don’t like to give away their money. That mindset is reflected in the interest rates of checking and savings accounts of 0,5% and 0.9% avg. annual interest respectively.
When you deposit your money in the bank, the bank turns around and invests that money at 7% a year or more. After they collect their profit, they give a tiny shaving of it to you.