Being able to make money via investing is always a tricky subject. It’s certainly possible to make loads of money if you invest in the right thing. However, it’s not always easy to tell what the right thing is. You can look at market trends and try to guess by that, which is what most people do. It’s probably the most straight forward way to figure things out.
However, there’s also another aspect of investing that’s important to consider, especially in the year 2016. That aspect is the long term impact on the economy and the population. It’s all well and good to invest based on nothing but how much money a thing can make for you, but when your investments can cause a long term problem, then it might be appropriate to invest a little bit differently. This is one of the major problems with investing in real estate in 2016. The housing market had a huge crash recently, leaving thousands of people homeless and thousands more with properties that they can’t sell because the banks refuse to sell for below what they’ve determined the property is worth. Never mind that the owner has a potential buyer.
This is a huge problem, for reasons that should be obvious. When people are homeless, they are left in a horrible position. It doesn’t help that the United States is particularly terrible at helping its homeless population, either.
So what about business real estate? That’s less of a problem, but business real estate is real estate that could be used to build low income homes, or do other things that could help the population. So even with that kind of real estate, there could be a number of issues that are caused by the investment.
Meanwhile, investing in gold in 2016 may not be as immediately profitable, but it could be much more economically stable. The price of gold doesn’t raise as drastically as real estate, because it’s just not as necessary as real estate. However, there’s a certain idea in people’s minds that gold is incredibly stable. This is somewhat ridiculous, since gold only has value because everyone has decided it has value, but the fact remains that everyone has decided it has value.
This means that whatever price you pay for gold, you’ll be able to get at least somewhat around that price when you sell it. Even when the price of gold goes down, it won’t go down so much that you’ll be taking a giant loss. What’s more, it will often go up in worth.
So when you’re looking to invest in the year 2016, it’s worthwhile to consider not just the financial incentives, but also the long term economic incentives. It’s all well and good to make as much money as you can as quickly as possible, but that kind of decision can have a huge impact on the economic environment. It’s much better to be a responsible investor.