More surprising investment choices outside the traditional world of stocks, bonds and cash
There are several important components that make up an investment portfolio. Most people think of three main asset classes – cash, stocks and bonds. However, there are alternative investments – also known as unconventional asset classes – that get overlooked. In order to be able to understand these strategies and asset classes, an investor must first know how traditional assets work.
Stocks and bonds
Stocks and bonds are extremely common in the investment environment. Stocks in particular, are better known as equities. When investing in stocks, you basically own [...]
There are lots and lots of investment options on the market, but they all fall into the same old categories of stocks, mutual funds, indices, real estate, etc.
Alternatives to these common investment options are rare. But every once in a while, we do see new categories reach the market. There is a good reason to take note when this happens, as being in from the infancy of new investment can yield stunning results.
Today, I got three fairly new (well, at least two fairly new and one less so) investment ideas to share with you. They are not new as in yesterday´s news, but compared to traditional investment options, I think it´s fair to consider them [...]
[bsa_pro_ad_space id=1]There is no end to the amount of suggestions you can get online, to get you started with profitable trading. There are naturally different suggestions for different markets, but some ideas seems to be used unquestioned in all markets. Personally, I hate seeing these ideas being posted again and again, without any critical perspective, whatsoever.
With that being said, I am not directly saying that the ideas posted below are wrong, but I definately think its a good idea to question them. They might be suitable for some, and not for you.
Let’s get to it.There is no risk in taking profit
This is such a cliche and in my [...]
Used to be non-existent, Australia’s start-up scene has become more vibrant as ever as more and more people are jumping on board, looking towards both innovation and entrepreneurship as keys to growth. But while many start-ups manage to get off the ground each year, only a handful get the press they seek and succeed. In Sydney, for instance, one tech start-up launched in August 2014 is slowly but surely turning heads and challenging tech bigwigs. Like Skyscanner for tyres, Tyre Compare is a platform that promises to reinvent the tire retail industry by making tire inventory and prices more accessible. Founded by Matt Banks, the platform aims to provide the second opinion [...]
Fast Math – Do you find mathematics difficult? Difficult to understand, learn and calculate? I did, from the very first time I had this subject in school, and it troubled me in many years.
It was not before I started to learn shortcuts, it all started to become really interesting. At first I fond this interesting because it meant that I could get my homework done much faster than I used to be able to. But learning all sort of shortcuts also resulted in greater interest in mathematics, and specifically in fast math. I simply wanted to learn, more, to get more work done faster. Over the years, my view on mathematics had [...]
A lot of people sell their working money making sites on Flippa for miserable money. Can you imagine selling your business for 6x monthly profit? This is insane! Why do they do it? Some of them are idiots. Some need cash urgently. Some sites require a lot of ongoing work.
But in the majority of cases these guys simply have no idea how to sell a site for good money.
No matter if you use Flippa, some forum, other sites marketplace, there are several things you need to do to ensure you’ll get good price for your site:Show Me The Traffic!
You have to be really detailed about your site traffic. The best thing you can do is to take [...]
We’ve all heard the old phrase ‘it takes money to make money.’ I always had a little resentment for the concept while I was a poor student without any ‘money to make money’ and I suppose I still have a little resentment now as I’m now a graduate but the money still alludes me! Having said that this fact has not stopped me strategising for my future when I have finally scraped enough of my pennies together to make some kind of tangible investment or business model. In the paragraphs below I’ve shared my favourite (and by this I mean the most ambitious of my ideas.) This was partly to make for an interesting read but also to show you just how [...]
Running a business takes a lot of time and a lot of money. The resources required to launch the business can be calculated quite accurately by the cautious businessman, what’s more difficult to judge is the profits you will see in the first year. There’s no guarantee or time limit on when your business will become self supporting. This dilemma affects many fledgling business owners who have underestimated the investment required to allow their business the chance to grow. Of course the difficult judgement lies in how long you finance your business if it is not producing a profit. A decision must be made on whether to withdraw funding from [...]
This article has been written by Todd McCullough, an independent blogger and finance researcher. He represents the financial loan company http://wonga.ca by producing guest posts full of useful money saving and organisation information for various websites.Credit card debt is a crippling force if left to escalate.
If you struggle with credit card debt then you will know that the repayments become harder and harder the deeper you get into the debt quagmire. Your repayments increase and continual penalty feeds for being over your limit can cripple any long term chance of recovery you have. Do not be tempted by quick fix solutions to your monthly problems such as additional [...]
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