We’ve covered a wide variety of subjects about investing in bonds, treasuries, and similar instruments here on Learn Bonds. Bonds will remain very attractive for investors in 2018, especially with new policies that will be put into effect next year.
In this article, however, we are going to take a quick break from talking about bond investments. There are other investments that are worth looking into in 2018. Here are the top 3 other investments you should consider making next year.
One of the best ways to push your career forward is by pursuing a higher degree. An MBA in information technology, for instance, can be very valuable to the future of your career, particularly since there is a growing need for experts in this field.
There are also more jobs being created thanks to the steady market growth, so you know you’ll have plenty of opportunities to chase by the time you earn your master’s degree. The current growth is sustainable and will continue for 5 to 10 more years, according to experts.
There is also the fact that earning an MBA online is now very easy to do. 2018 is the perfect time to start since top universities such as the New Jersey Institute of Technology are making their online courses more accessible and affordable.
Many would argue that cryptocurrencies aren’t really viable investment instruments to consider, but recent developments certainly make them more appealing to investors. Goldman Sachs will open its cryptocurrency trading desk sometime around June of 2018. Several investment firms are already trading cryptocurrencies as we speak.
Unlike bonds, however, cryptocurrencies are volatile and risky. You have a high potential gain to benefit from, but the risks are relatively high too. If you do decide to enter the market, there are a number of things you need to know first.
First of all, make sure you study the market and its patterns. You should also take some time to review the different cryptocurrencies on the market and how they react to each other. Lastly, only invest with the money you can afford to lose.
It is difficult to ignore the fact that small businesses are the ones benefiting the most from the current market growth. Spikes in demand are not uncommon and many small businesses, especially online retailers, are connecting with thousands of potential customers every day.
There are several ways you can invest in small businesses. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending is a popular way that you definitely need to look into. This lending system eliminates middlemen completely and lets you connect with small businesses across the country with ease.
You can also invest in companies that offer loans and financing options to small businesses. You have the option to invest in the shares of these companies or be more involved and provide indirect funding to them through the available schemes.
For maximum security, bond investments are among the best on the market. That said, looking into these alternatives is a great way to branch out, diversify your portfolio, and access new opportunities in 2018.