Poll: Where Would You Invest Now?

This week I wanted to take a look at how people view the markets and where they would put their money. Obviously, most people would diversify their money across multiple asset classes, but for this question, let’s assume you could only put new money into one type of asset. Which one would it be?

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Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle

My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.

9 comments
Steve Austin
Steve Austin

And to be pedantic about it, international means both domestic and foreign, right? ;-\

Steve Austin
Steve Austin

Funny, I picked int'l precisely because it seemed the most diversified of the available selections! After all, int'l stocks refers to both large cap and small cap int'l stocks, eh?

Shadox, what was your anti-herd selection?

Shadox
Shadox

I find it alarming that a majority of people voted to invest in international stocks. This smacks a little of a herd mentality and a little more of performance chasing.

You know what they say - when everybody else gets in, it's time to get out.

Use international assets for diversification, not speculation!

Creative Investor
Creative Investor

I think it's way to early to be investing in real estate, it will likely hit its low next year and that will be the time to buy in. Right now Large Caps Growth is the way to go as people want safer, large companies with good growth prospects. International stocks are also expected to have a good return for next year at least, but they are a part of the global bubble right now which will burst either next year or the year after.

David
David

Because of the dollar's devaluation, I'd go with European ETF's.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Steve, things are always going through cycles, so I wouldn't think this is a long-term call. I'd say over the next couple years is all.

Jen
Jen

It was a close call between REITs and Intl. I went with REITs because right now my retirement investments don't have quite enough REITs, and the last time I checked the Vanguard REIT fund the price was down, so I figured now might be a good time to buy low.

I was thinking about international because I just feel that the economy is becoming more globalized so investing in international stocks would be a good thing. Probably not the most rational thought process, but there you go. Besides, it's morning, and mornings aren't my best time :)

Steve Austin
Steve Austin

Before I answer, what is the intended time-frame of the investment? A short-term "play", or must we think long-term for this deployment of new money?

Reboboth Beach Realtor
Reboboth Beach Realtor

It's not even a question. This is a "buyer's market" in real estate. It's the time all of us who save our pennies live for. Add to your portfolio of real estate investments. All the Republican's are doing it...