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What are my investment options beyond stocks?
Other than stocks you have options, bonds, futures and real estate.
We will give you’re a overview of these here and go into each in more detail in future articles.
Options are a contract on a set number of shares of stock. Say a lot of 100. These contracts mainly give you two options bet on a stock to go up or down. You buy a call when you think the stock will go up and a put when you expect it to go down.
Futures are a contract betting on the price increase of a commodity, say you think oil will go up five dollars or gold will go up fifty dollars. You but a contract on this price increase as long your right you make money.
Bonds are the debt of a company, depending on the company’s financials and credit rating you will get more or less interest. A bond rated below B grade is considered a junk bond because the chances are you will never get your money back.
Real estate is buying a physical or digital property. Physical property is a house, apartment building or some commercial location. Digital real estate is buying domain’s or website and flipping them for a profit.
This should give you a better idea now of what your investment options are.