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What would you invest in?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by treelancer, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. treelancer

    treelancer Junior Member

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    Ok I have some money doing nothing in my business account and since inflation is at around 5% I'm losing money daily so what in the current climate do you think is a good investment?

    1. Buy a house to rent out (although I think house prices cannot go up here because of the ridiculously low interest rates and lack of mortgages for first time buyers here in the U.K), rental market Is much in demand though.

    2. Gold/Silver, have they had there time and can only go down?

    3. Stocks, Are they too risky with Europe/U.S depts?

    4. Wine, is this even worth considering?

    5. Anything else.
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Land on a country that 's going to have a bubble in its real estate ;) Classic and trusted :)
     
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  3. mattcash

    mattcash Newbie

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    Income CEF's that are based on natural resource assets.
     
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  4. browsing_hosts

    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    Depends how much your talking about, if its enough how about investing in some oil and get ting yourself some a--rab money!
     
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  5. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    really depends how much you are talking about. And also timescales.
     
  6. treelancer

    treelancer Junior Member

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    Around £150k GBP, timescales don't matter too much.

    Don't think I have enough for that lol.

    Guess picking the country is the hard part?

    What are they?
     
  7. shariqcomp6

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    invest in real estate......
     
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  8. dejanlesi

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    You should take a look into domain names. The prices are pretty low at the moment so there are many bargains to be made..

    Or you could invest into a proven ecommerce site or website that is making money.. People are selling on the cheap at the moment and you can get your investment back in 10 months and also have a great online property that is making money day in, day out :)
     
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  9. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if the money is reasonably legit, I would advise you to get yourself a good stockbroker and invest it into shares - if you have a good advisor, you can control the risk/reward ratio - within reason.
     
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  10. kendy

    kendy Junior Member

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    4. Wine, is this even worth considering? >>> yes you can, the risk is you do not win money but you are sure that you will not loose money like real estate or gold/silver ;)
     
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  11. StartupBros

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    First of all, stop asking for the mass opinion when making investment decisions. 95% lose money investing, and you are asking for their opinion.

    That being said, I will ironically answer. Silver, Platinum, and Gold (In that order) are a great bet. Watch this though, dont take it from somebody you dont even know on some forums...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E5VNAEmmBQM
     
  12. browsing_hosts

    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    150k GBP, seriously speak to someone such as Meathead here on the forums, he brokers established websites that make a huge amount of money every month. He can help if you wan't to go down the website route, you can either run it yourself or just outsource it with all that money.
     
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  13. davids355

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    I second that.

     
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  14. sukataetumba

    sukataetumba Senior Member

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    the general rule would be to invest in something you know about or want to learn as it won't make sense in the long run
     
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  15. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Invest in penny stocks the black hat way. Have a programmer create a stock picking robot,get a website,do some seo. Charge people to join the stock picking mailing list. But you are going to have to not actually have an interest in all of the stocks,just a few good ones. And when you send out the stock pick of the week,and it is one you own,you are going to have to include a disclaimer saying that you own some of it.

    Talk to a stockbroker about this to make sure you do it legally.
     
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  16. rabota1234

    rabota1234 Registered Member

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    It's not simple question to answer. Let's see what your ideas are.
    1- Real Estate- Good idea, although I am not familiar with the UK market. jazzc gave you the answer. Find a developing market and invest in it. For instance, East European countries fit that requirement.
    2- Wine- If you know a lot about wine and you are prepared to start a business, go for it.
    3- Stocks- You can lose a lot or win a lot. You will really need a good broker.
    I have no idea whatsoever about the silver/gold thing.
    Good Luck!
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Do you have something profitable already? Can you reinvest in yourself? Better rankings? Better scaling?

    That's what I'm doing with better infrastructure for all of my efforts.
     
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    Watch out for impending demographic changes before you leap in. There are nearly 100 million people in North America entering the twilight of their lives and they ain't going to be spending on real estate or investing in stocks in their retirement, so what is going to lift those two asset classes?
     
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    Invest in shares of funeral home companies and nursing homes.:D
     
  20. davids355

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    Out of anything mentioned here I thinking go for investing in an established website, sounds like the most fun to me:)