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Where To Invest In 2011
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Are you tired of watching your investment dollars slowly disappear day after day?  Do you feel like you may never be able to retire comfortably?  I don't know about you, but I can't stand the current state of the economy we are in and I want to do something about it.

But what can you do to keep from losing anymore money?  Well I have spent some time researching this issue and found that there are a few options. 

You can continue to move your money around in the stock and bond markets in the hopes that you will eventually find something stable - or better yet, profitable.  Unfortunately, the market is so volatile right now that this alone is not the best place for investment dollars. 

You can purchase property in the housing market.  A lot of homes are at rock bottom prices right now, so you may be able to get a deal, but there are some drawbacks to this option.   These properties need to be insured, property taxes need to be paid, and utilities and maintenance are necessary.  There is also no guarantee that the housing market will rebound, so there is the possibility that this could cost more than expected and may end up causing you to lose money. 

Another place for investment dollars is in Certificates of Deposit.  Money placed in these CDs earn a set interest rate with the rate being higher the longer the money will be kept in the CD .  Unfortunately, the current interest rate on CDs is very low.  To get the better rate, the money will need to be tied up for a long period of time.  Also, penalties are incurred if you should need to withdraw the funds early.

Some experts recommend investing in precious metals.  There are several metals that are available to invest in, but what I discovered was that in times of economic crisis, people have historically turned to gold for their investments. Gold is a precious metal and is in limited supply (160,000 tonnes).  Because it is in limited supply, that drives the demand up and therefore increases in value.  This demand for a piece of the gold commodity is worldwide, so with such a limited amount, you can see how that would drive the price up.

From everything that I have read on the subject of investing, diversification is the best route to go.  It is my belief that given the current state of the economy, though, there is very good reason to consider adding a large amount of gold to your investments. This is the answer to my question, where to invest in 2011.  You should definitely consider diversifying to include gold as well!


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