Fusing between the apparent and the abstract, the typical result of an investment must be a profit. In this industry you can really make a fortune with a few well-placed investments, but which ones?
Of course, the stock market is fair standard and putting money in some of the major tokens is a relatively profitable place to keep money for the long term. The real estate we have found is a remarkably versatile investment that requires some skill. Particularly in the area of knowing values and valuing correctly.
There are other types of investments and it can and is said that anything can be classified as an investment as long as it is an asset and not a liability. By that definition, you could buy a sconce at the sidewalk stand for 10 cents and sell it in town for $1.20, and theoretically and rightly say you’ve just made an investment in the truest sense… you made a profit.
Putting $400 into a hedge fund won’t do much for your bank balance because entry costs alone would exceed that amount, but putting that same $400 into a wholesale investment in any commodity will, or at least should, generate superior returns. Anything from New England hams to a tin case of Maine lobster is classified as an investment if your purchase was at wholesale and well below retail.
One thing is for sure and it will never change, buying in bulk always attracts a huge discount over the natural retail of any particular product, so selling the largest quantity piece by piece can be a profitable investment tactic.