Now is an exciting time for private investment, with new and innovative technology appearing and if you have some disposable income and are looking to make a few investments to boost your portfolio, here are a few tips for 2022 investments.
Stocks & Shares – You might already have some of your wealth in company shares; yet when the markets are volatile, perhaps it is not the best time to invest in company stocks and shares. Of course, some sectors have done well during the pandemic, but investing in stocks and shares might not be the best move in 2022. Of course, it all depends on the sector; PPE, for example, has done very well for its investors.
- Real Estate – Land and property have always been a sound investment. Check out the new property developments in Estepona, where you can buy a townhouse at very low cost, which you can use as a holiday home, or even turn it into a rental unit. The property market in most areas around the world is going through the roof at the moment and now would certainly not be a good time to buy land at home, especially for those located in the UK. One of the reasons so many people are turning to southern Spain is the low property prices and owning a second home in the sun is very appealing. Search online for local real estate agents, start viewing properties and see how low the prices are.
- Precious Metals – Gold, silver and platinum are all sound choices in 2022 and when global markets are volatile, as they are now, many investors are moving their wealth into the stable markets of precious metals. Research the price of gold since the start of the pandemic and you will see stable performance; you can register with a local gold bullion dealer, then you can buy and sell instantly, using their secure online portal.
- Crypto – This is an exciting marketplace, although we recommend you do some serious research before making an investment. The main digital currency is Bitcoin, but there are many others out there. We advise you to start pretend trading for at least 6 months before you actually trade for real. If you do get lucky, consider a property to buy in Estepona or in any other location with the money you earned.
- Antiques – Fine antiques have always been sought-after and it is one of the few investments that you can actually derive some pleasure from. Decorating your home with antique furniture is a great investment and the more you know about antiques, the better. There are a lot of free resources on the Internet for anyone who wishes to learn about this mysterious world; some investors opt for antique jewellery, which also appreciates in value over time.
Investments always come with risks; all you can do, as an investor, is to try and minimise those risks. Do a lot of research and if you are still unsure, talk to an investment specialist, who can give you the right advice.