It is not a secret that United States economy has been in a recession for a while now. This has left many would be investors wondering where to put their money safely. However, even in a recession there are areas of growth in any economy if an investor knows where to look and U.S. is no exception.
Topping the list for 2012 best investments is Commodities. Economic commodities are categorized as goods and services. This is a broad area of investment and can be difficult to predict but with a top notch broker there is money to be made in this market.
Coming in a close second to commodities are emerging markets. An emerging market is considered to be a nation with rapid economic or social growth. India, China, and Brazil are considered to be among these and social and industrial investments in these countries are almost certain to show a profit.
The third of 2012 best investments is gold. That’s right; gold set a record in 2012 reaching $1,415 an ounce, an all-time high. This is perhaps due to the Central Bank‘s reluctance to follow up with a second round of quantitative easing. Therefore the price of gold is expected to continue its rise well into 2013.
Coming in at fourth in 2012 best investments are mutual funds. Mutual funds are companies that continually sell shares and buy them back when requested by the shareholder. The company then uses its capital to invest in other companies. With a virtual buy back guarantee, an investor cannot go wrong with the purchase of mutual funds.
Last but certainly not least on the list of best investments in 2012 is real estate. While it is a well-known fact that the housing market is tied directly to the economy and has been in recession for years as well, seeing the values of currently owned real estate drop dramatically and the sale price of newly built homes decline as well, investors should not be frightened but encouraged. While this is a long term investment and will not show immediate profits this is an investor’s market. With interest, housing and real estate prices being the lowest in recent history properties can be purchased and resold when the market recovers for considerable profit.
Those are the top five best investments for 2012. If a would-be investor is not sure which of these is the best invest opportunity for him a broker can be consulted for further advice about various investment strategies and markets.