A few weeks ago I wrote about 10 alternative investments that you have never heard of. I got so much positive response from it, that I decided to add to it by creating the Big List of 75 Alternative Investments so investors could have more options to diversify their portfolio. This is available as a special report here.
In 2008, many people lost money by investing in the stock markets around the world. There was a cascade of events that caused people to flee the markets in favor of cash, safe bonds and other assets such as gold.
More than 7 years later, this fear has stayed in many investors’ psyche due to the massive losses that they took on their stock portfolios during that difficult period of time. It is hard to forget such a traumatic experience. Some investors were only a few years from retirement and they lost 50% of their money. What if the stock market had not come back so sharply? Worse yet, what if the investors sold at the bottom and stayed in cash?
More importantly, how could this have been avoided?