Investing is all about finding the best opportunities for your risk tolerance level. Growth and risk go hand in hand, and balancing these competing interests is where successful traders make a name for themselves.
Locking in great returns on your investments means prioritizing research and jumping at identified opportunities as they present themselves to you, with these five great investment opportunity ideas in mind, you can be prepared for anything that comes your way.
1. Ounces of Gold Bullion
Gold is one of the primary resources for any investor looking to grow their wealth. In North America, there is a great abundance of market resources here, so getting started in the trade of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, and others) comes with relative ease.
Ounces of gold can also act as a lever when approaching collateral borrowing opportunities. Lenders are often happy to secure a loan with the help of a few ounces of precious metals because they know that the commodity value is already set, requiring no additional appraisals.
The stock market, whether your cup of tea is the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange, in the United States), FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange, in the UK), or CSE and TSX (Canadian Securities Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange, in Canada) is a great place to begin your search for new investment opportunities.
ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and other funds are a great option for many traders looking to buy into a wide range of subsidiaries operating in the United States, Canada, or elsewhere (China, Europe, or the Republic of Turkey, for instance).
3. Blended Assets
Blended assets that cross over multiple asset classes are a favorite for investors. Real estate is one type, but many find that investing in gold mining companies offers some of the best returns on the market. A gold miner like Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE:AGI) is a great option for a Canadian or U.S.-based trader.
Alamos is at the cutting edge of gold miner practices. Prioritizing environmentally friendly practices—such as the outlawing of heavy chemicals like cyanide—sets Alamos Gold, Turkey-based and Northern Ontario-based projects apart from the pack.
Alamos is a pioneer in this space, and yet the gold miner’s extraction processes still manage to yield hundreds of thousands of ounces of gold at sub-market operating costs within the Turkish assets, namely the Kirazli project, and elsewhere. Their mines in North America offer the same margins—the Young-Davidson Mine and Island Gold Mine in Northern Ontario, and the Mulatos Mine in Mexico.
4. Options Trading
Options are another great way to lock in high-quality profits. Canadian options trading relies on a long-term strategy of price targeting that helps you make the most of the market’s constant fluctuation.
As a baseline, options trading offers the ability to lock in a low price on a commodity that you suspect will move north, and vice versa. If the price moves in favor of your position, you can buy at the agreed-upon price and immediately sell for a profit if you like. If it doesn’t, you lose out on the premium paid for the contract, but don’t have to buy into the trade.
5. Real Estate
Real estate is another great asset class. It offers the same great double-threat conditions that gold mining companies do, yet all the profits are directly tied into your management rather than a publicly-traded company’s decision-making processes. As a landlord or house flipper, you can make all the moves on the property and enjoy 100% of the profits that result from your hard work.
Investment opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, make sure you’re doing your homework in order to find the best ones for you.