February 17th, 2021 | Updated on June 28th, 2022
Investors are always looking for the silver bullet. Everyone wants a shortcut to profitability and major returns on their investments. The truth is, though, that there’s no substitute for hard work.
In the investment game, that means research and analysis. But success in the marketplace relies on a number of other factors as well.
First and foremost, you must be prepared to operate outside of your comfort zone; flexibility and adaptation are key to creating the types of returns you are surely looking for. With these tips you can begin to grow your investment portfolio as well as your knowledge.
Think Big And Small All At Once.
In your early days, your portfolio will be miniscule in comparison to the sprawling investments you will one day own.
In order to create wealth that will outlast even your own ambitions and dreams you will need to think big picture even while trading with smaller sums.
Generally speaking, the stock market, cryptocurrency investments, real estate pricing, and all other commodities are always increasing in price alongside the slow march of inflation.
This means that you will want to purchase long hold commodities now in order to see them grow in value over the course of many years—this is thinking big.
But you also need fast movers. Thinking small, or in some cases short, is a crucial component of market success no matter which commodity you choose to target first.
Index funds, for instance, are a great benefit to every investor. They track with the market and grow at a steady rate over the course of years. But a portfolio that only holds index funds isn’t always a short term winner, no matter where you are in the course of your investment career.
Combining long vision with short term thinking is a core piece of success in investing, and it’s why portfolio managers in the U.S. and around the world engage in rebalancing on a monthly or quarterly basis to change investment capitalization with the swaying marketplace.
Find Commodities That Work For You.
Whether you are looking for the best Bitcoin exchange, are looking for new stocks on the New York Stock Exchange, or want to diversify your portfolio with a new real estate property, doing your research on a variety of commodities is an essential task for investors large and small.
Bitcoin and Ethereum—cryptocurrencies that are making huge waves in the marketplace—provide a great way to target short term market trends and lock in major profits. Trading in cryptocurrency has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years.
Begun as a proof of concept in 2009, cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin as its market leader, has risen in stature and now commands a major space in the minds of investors looking to create profits for their future while bucking the trend of fiat currency investment.
Binance, Coinbase, Kraken, and other crypto exchanges are all great places (and decentralized exchange access points) to maintain a digital wallet for trading in this exciting new commodity that is upending the alternative investment marketplace.
For those looking for relative security, John Foresi, Venterra Realty CEO recommends a real estate holding.
Real estate inflates in price alongside all other commodities, and the monthly income that you will receive from the management of a rental property often rises above the monthly mortgage repayment obligation that you will see as a new property owner.
This makes real estate a fantastic long term solution for creating income stability. As rent goes up over the years, your property’s resale value rises, and the monthly repayments remain static. This is a true winner for many, many investors in the United States and abroad.
Finding investment opportunities that fit with your portfolio’s needs takes research and leg work, but in the end this will all be worth it as your investments create financial stability for the long term.