Choosing a Safe and Profitable Investment

Choosing your investments can be one of the most challenging things of your life. When it comes to investing your hard earned cash, there are ever more investment vehicles out there ready to grab your attention. With hundreds of investment instruments, ranging form Bonds to Real Estate, choosing the most suitable one can become a tricky task. In this article I give a few tips on the most important things to consider when looking to invest your money.

  1. The capital you have: Sometimes the type of profitable investment you can make depends solely on the capital you are ready to invest. If you don’t have a lot of cash to invest, it is foolish to consider Real Estate or other cash intensive investing options. Similarly, if you have a life savings account and can afford to invest in costly investment vehicles you may be able to reap better profits.
  2. Check your risk: Investments vary across the risk spectrum. Some investments, like bonds, can have little or no risk, while others, like Stocks, can be on the riskier side of the investment pack.
  3. Always consider the costs: When investing your money into a venture, always think twice. It is not only the profit that matters, but the cost of investment is very important too. When investing, consider the costs, charges, fees and other expenses related to the investment. If you fail to do so, your profit expectations may become obscure.
  4. Time considerations: Whenever choosing an investment option, always analyse the time horizon over which you are willing to make the investment. Consider the profit, viability and risk associated with investing over the short or long term.
  5. Professional advice: One of the best ways to double check your investment options is to seek professional help. Certified advisors are the best source of advice on making your choice a safe and profitable one.
  6. Active or passive: Always consider the time you will have to invest in making and maintaining your investments. People often choose the wrong investment vehicle due to ill judgments made only on the basis of profit. Active investments like stocks need constant monitoring, while passive ones will take little effort.