The goal of every investment is to make money. Otherwise, it is a waste of money that you could have put to better use.
The problem is that it is always hard to find the perfect investment.
Investments are volatile, and they change like the weather. One year a certain asset could be lucrative, and the next it could be worth nothing.
The best thing to do is to take it year by year so that you don’t fall into a trap.
For 2016’s investments, take a look at the list below. The following will make you a lot of money this year alone.
Thanks to the dip in the oil market due to the influx of oil, energy stocks have dipped in the last couple of months.
However, the savvy investors among you will realize that isn’t going to stay that way for very long. As the world begins to come finally out of recession, the demand for oil will rise.
Plus, the Arab and South American countries can’t continue to subsidize the price for too much longer.
When the oil prices rise, the energy stocks will follow suit. They are low at the minute, which means a high future yield.
Following the crash of 2008, the property market was in freefall. Thankfully, that isn’t the case anymore. The market is starting to rise from the ashes, and that is a good opportunity.
At the minute, it hasn’t fully recovered, which is to say there are plenty of bargains lying around. If you can find houses to fix and flip, you can make a killing. The good thing about real estate is that you don’t need to sell straight away, either.
Renting is also an option and a good one if you want a steady stream of money. Now is a good time to invest because interest rates are low as well as house prices.
The one thing about gold is that it preserves its value. Over thousands of generations, gold has preserved the same amount. For example, an ounce of gold would cost somewhere like $40 in the 60s and 70s.
The money would be enough to buy you a new wardrobe, for example. Today, you could still get a new wardrobe with an ounce of gold. The $40, however, wouldn’t get you very far in today’s currency.
Also, it is worth noting that central and federal banks are trying to raise their gold reserves. Whatever the reason, they want as much gold as possible. If you have it, they will pay a very good price to take it off your hands.
Virtual Reality Technology
There is a reason Facebook invested in Oculus – the future of entertainment is in virtual reality. In the not-too-distant future, the technology to project live events in your front room will exist.
It might sound futuristic, but that is the probability. If you can get your hands on this technology early on, you will make a fortune in the long-term.
Every man and their dog will want a piece, and means you can name your price.
All of the above are great investments for 2016. But, that could change by the end of the year.