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Great Investment and Money Making Ideas

Updated on June 9, 2014

Investment, Trading and Money Making Ideas

Have you ever been stuck for investment ideas? What should I invest in at the moment? Which stocks are good value? Which markets or investment vehicles should you invest in?This article attempts to cut through some of the jargon and provide some safe and not so safe investment ideas that will perk up the returns on your investment portfolio or reduce the investment risk.

Follow the links below to personal finance articles giving for tips about how to make money, save money, invest money and reduce the risk of your investments; from savings tips and balanced portfolio investment to spread-trading, bonds, cash, stocks, shares, commodities and gold and some more obscure investment ideas.

There is always a bull market in some asset class or somewhere in the world, so identifying this trend is one way to trade your way to a fortune, alternatively a more balanced portfolio approach came provide you with good safe returns in a more passive way. Of course spending sensibly and living with in your means is another way to a comfortable retirement.

Disclaimer: Information in this and other linked articles is unregulated and for general information only and is not intended to be relied upon in making specific investment decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision.

Get Rich Slowly

How to guarantee becoming rich. No this isn't one of those get rich quick schemes that usually just make the salesman rich and end up costing you money. This is real money-saving and investment advice that really will make you richer (eventually)

This personal finance article looks at where money usually gets wasted or used inefficiently and how to save and invest it sensibly to secure a comfortable future:

Get Rich Slowly

What to do with your Lottery Winnings (and Beat The Credit Crunch)

How would you invest a lump sum (e.g. a lottery win, inheritance etc.)? This article looks at some of the possible areas to invest in at the moment, both for lump-sum investment and other long-term investment strategies:

Investing in difficult times: Beat The Credit Crunch

Spread Trading strategies

Spread trading sounds very risky and for many people it can be, but it is possible, if used very carefully, to both make money and also reduce the risk of an existing investment portfolio. Spread trading can be used to hedge an existing investment portfolios or in a more risky way, for trading the markets. It is quick and all gains are tax-free. It is generally used for short-term trading and often in conjunction with Technical Analysis which can be used both for predicting market direction, but also timing or market movements.

Please read these personal finance articles explaining financial spread-betting, a guide of how to reduce risk with spread-betting and using technical analysis (charting) to generate buy and sell signals:

Spread-trading Strategy"

and how to use Technical Analysis to time your investments:

Technical Analysis (Charting)

Balance Your Portfolio

And buy some Gold and Silver!

Any investment portfolio should have a mix of assets to reduce the risk of losing money. Carefully choosing different investments can dramatically reduce the risk without reducing the expected returns. Mix gold and/or silver with bonds, cash, property and stocks and shares in the right proportions and you should achieve above average returns and below average volatility.

This article looks at how best to create a balanced portfolio:

Balance Your Investment Portfolio

Here is some more specific about how to invest in gold or silver and other precious metals to diversify your portfolio and reduce investment risk:

Investing in Gold and Silver

Make Money From Home on the Internet

There are lots of ways of making some extra money on the internet. Some pay well, but some really do not reward you for the time spent. Internet surveys, writing consumer reviews, blogging and web-site advertising or selling your holiday photographs will all make you money, but some web-sites pay more than others.

This article looks at some of the options, the pros and cons of each and typical rewards and gives links to a variety of money making web-sites:

Make Money From Home on the Internet

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      As compared to other investments, less of misadventure is involved in a real estate property. I will not get away from the fact that just like any investment you make; you have the risk of losing it. Real estate investments are traditionally considered a stable and rich gainer, provided if one takes it seriously and with full sagacity. The reasons for the real estate investments becoming less risky adventure primarily relate to various socio-economic factors, location, market behavior, the population density of an area; mortgage interest rate stability; good history of land appreciation, less of inflation and many more. As a rule of thumb, if you have a geographical area where there are plenty of resources available and low stable mortgage rates, you have good reason for investing in the real estate market of such a region. On the contrary, if you have the condo in a place, which is burgeoning under the high inflation, it is far-fetched to even think of investing in its real estate market.

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      Economically sensitive companies were the U.S. marketâs strongest in 2010, and their momentum will likely continue. These businesses shine in the earlier stages of an economic expansion as corporate and infrastructure spending increases.

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      One disadvantage of investing in property is that it is an expensive investment. If only looking to invest a small amount then property isn't for you. When investing in a business you can invest in a few shares (or even one share), but with property you are probably looking at a six figure sum. However, as already mentioned, you don't need it all in cash; you can borrow it. Although the outlay may be a lot, for those who can afford it the return could be much more significant than other types of investment.

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