There are several investment options available that include gold, real estate, T-bills, stocks, bonds etc. I have heard that the most return that you can get is stocks of small enterprises. Can anyone share their knowledge upon this?
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The best investment today, may be the worst investment next month.
You can debate if cryptocurrency is an investment, but nobody can argue that some people made a ton of money if they bought in early 2017 and then sold in late 2017. Those who bought at the peak, are still waiting to see if they can cut their loses or if their investment will go to zero.
The pursuit of the best investment will expose a person to lots of problems related to trying to time the market:
- Chasing the hot investment
- Buying high and selling low
- Transaction fees eating into profits
- Tax issues
It can also cause problems related in lack of action by being paralyzed by the number of choices and the amount of analysis so that you spend too much time on the sidelines, thus missing the general movements of the markets.
You need to determine your goals, your time frames, your risk tolerance, and how you would react during various market changes before determining what makes the most sense for you. Which might be very different for somebody else.