The average person looking to invest his/her money to gain a positive return in the future does not even know where to start these days. It used to be a simple process. You would simply hire a financial consultant and they would handle everything. The expert would be expected to send you monthly progress reports and hopefully you would make money on your investment. Times have changed. More and more people are losing on their investments. The global financial crisis cost investors and tax-payers all around the world TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS, causing many to become skeptical of the whole industry – and rightfully so.
If you cannot trust your bank or your financial broker (or even governments, for that matter) to protect your money, who can you trust? You end up having to trust and rely on yourself first and foremost. After all, it’s your money to begin with. You worked hard for it. Do some research and find out what investment gives the best yield for the least amount of risk. It’s a simple formula. Warren Buffet, a world-famous successful investor has said, “I like to invest into businesses I can understand.” So, perhaps looking for an investment that is easy to understand is a good starting point for investors.
Take the shipping container, for example. It is simply a hard asset that is always in constant demand around the globe, and is forecast to be for years to come. There are reputable companies in the world that offer to lease and manage shipping containers, on behalf of their owners. Investors/owners stand to make a double-digit return, paid monthly, over the course of an established lease agreement; while their shipping container does all the work. It is simple to understand. And furthermore, when you invest in containers provides a very good return, with limited risk.