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Many Names Are Better Than One
Financial and prosperity strategies are very individual matters. However, there are a few basic investment rules that all successful investors adhere to. This includes never placing everything on one map. The biggest mistake is putting all your money into one investment. No matter how strong a stock is or how big and successful an investment fund is. Theoretically, any investment can suffer a total loss. Even if it still seems like such a utopia to you. It’s always better to invest in five stocks than one, and it’s even better to invest in a top stock mutual fund that exposes you to many companies.
Invest In Different Asset Classes
In addition to your security, your flexibility is severely limited if you invest all of your assets in one investment. Some of your money should be placed where you can quickly access it. Investing broadly means investing in different stocks (e.g. Apple, Amazon, Bayer) of the same asset class (shares) and investing your assets in different asset classes. This minimizes your financial risk in two ways.
On the one hand, you also invest in systems from which you can withdraw money in the shortest possible time and without loss. If all your money is invested in stocks or mutual funds, you may have to deal with significant expenses (buying a house, a new car, etc.) with significant losses. Your savings shouldn’t melt away like this.
On the other hand, you absorb losses better if you invest in different asset classes. You know it’s impossible without risk. Depending on the economic or political situation, the investment fund may depreciate. For example, if the stock markets are very turbulent, this does not necessarily affect the real estate markets because there is almost no correlation between the two asset classes.
Investments According To Risk Classes
Ideally, you first decide how you want to distribute your wealth according to your investment mindset. Only then should you look for specific investments. The contradiction between profitability, safety and liquidity, as well as related issues, is essential for your decision:
- How much income will I receive from the investment?
- How can I be sure that I will return the invested money?
- How long will I wait before I can access my deposited money?
If you are very security conscious, you will want to invest most of your money in “safe” investments. However, these “safe” investments will not give you the returns you need to accumulate wealth. Thus, wealth accumulation only makes sense if you allocate your money according to risk classes. And in percentage according to your investment mentality.
This is easiest in the case of investment funds: because each investment fund belongs to risk class 1-7. The higher the class, the greater your chances (profitability) and risks (loss of value). This risk classification is mandated by law and helps you allocate your assets according to your investment thinking.
But you must also be strategic with all other investments. We enjoy working with team strategy. Following it, you divide all investments or your capital into the categories of goalkeeper, defense, midfield and attack. Goalkeeper (for example, pension insurance) offers you quickly available money, with a high degree of security but almost no income. Storm (stocks, certain stock funds) promises the highest returns. You can make big profits.
Keep Cash Reserves
Despite all the strategies, there is a critical rule of thumb to keep in mind: always, always, always have cash on hand. The one who invests all his capital is highly tied up and can suffer significant losses. On the one hand, you need cash for unique opportunities – a promising investment or a cheap way to reinvest. On the other hand, you should always have enough money for all upcoming expenses – unexpected repairs in the house or tax debt.