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Different Kinds of Investments

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I came across a great article on LifeHacker: Two Cents about different kinds of investments and how they work by Kristin Wong.

An article written by Kristin Wong on

An article written by Kristin Wong on

She makes points about:

  • Ownership Investments
    • Stocks
    • Real Estate
    • Precious Objects (Art, Collectables, Metals)
    • Business Investments
  • Lending Investments
    • Bonds
    • CDs (Certificate of Deposit)
    • TIPS (Treasury-inflation protected securities)
  • Alternatives
    • REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts
    • Venture Capital (think like the being the sharks in “Shark Tank”)
    • Commodities (Oil, corn, coffee beans)
  • Funds
    • Mutual Funds
    • Index Funds
    • ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)
    • Hedge Funds

Her simple explanations are easy to understand and yet she provides good links to provide a way to get more in depth information about the kinds of investments.

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