08:28 24 July 2013
Earning from the apps of Smartphone and tablets might be demanding, but it may not have stopped their creator from burning the midnight candle to think hard of ways how to squeeze more income from apps and platforms, that will ensure big income for companies that also earn from apps.
There are hundreds of investment portfolios being floated around to savers to who could become potential investors. If you are one who goes for the traditional investment, you could always opt to invest in short-term money market or high yielding checking accounts. There is also the ISA and the fixed rate stocks and bonds. These types of investments give higher yields than the ordinary savings account with lower risk.
There are other investments of non-traditional type that are not so well known. Real estate is quite a popular and good diversification to you investment portfolio. It is a tangible asset that can be improved to get better price or profit. It however requires bigger cash to acquire and quite expensive to maintain.
Art and antiques have been used as an investment by more affluent investors. Antiques and art collections value increase over time. Nevertheless, just like real estate, it is quite expensive to acquire, requires high maintenance and needs some kind of expertise to determine the real value and authenticity of the art and antiques that you are interested to acquire for investment purposes.
The riskier types of investment are trading such as foreign exchange or commodities and hedging which can be used to counteract the possibility of loss from one type of investment. These types of investment might require some expert advice from investment professionals.
As an investor, the type of investment you choose can be determined by your financial goals, the type of investment you can readily handle and how much risk you are willing to take. Even though you feel it is time to make changes to improve the returns or to protect your investment, do so after much thought and analysis so as not to jeopardize whatever gains you have already achieved from your present investment portfolio.
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