Investing can be overwhelming. The key is knowing what is available and where to start. There are many investment products. I will list them below and provide a high level overview of some of their features and inherent risks.
|INVESTMENT TYPE||FEATURES||COMPANY BENEFITS||BENEFITS||RISKS|
|Stocks||Capital appreciation & Dividend payments||Capital & Market expansion||Growth potential||Volatility|
|Bonds||Steady income & Capital preservation||Capital investments||Predictable returns||Interest Rate Risk|
|Certificates of Deposits||Steady income & Insured balances||Low cost access to liquidity||No risk||Low returns|
|Real Estate Investment Trust||Investing in commercial real estate||Access to capital||Diversification & real estate income||Lack of transparency|