Investment Basics and Investment Options

Last updated: December 11th, 2017

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What is an investment?

In financial terms, an investment is an asset that is expected to generate income or appreciate in value in the future. Simply put, an investment is a product that you put your money into expecting to make a profit.

For most of us who started working in the early 2000s or even earlier, probably our first investment would have been a bank fixed deposit or a LIC policy. While these traditional forms of investing still remain a favourite among many, there are other better investment alternatives which offer much superior returns; and many of us have moved on to such alternatives.

Let us have a look at the different types of investment options available to the average person.

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