1. 25 Investments: Introduction
  2. 25 Investments: American Depository Receipt (ADR)
  3. 25 Investments: Annuity
  4. 25 Investments: Art and Collectibles
  5. 25 Investments: Bonds
  6. 25 Investments: Cash
  7. 25 Investments: Closed-End Investment Fund
  8. 25 Investments: Common Stock
  9. 25 Investments: Convertible Bonds
  10. 25 Investments: Corporate Bond
  11. 25 Investments: Futures Contract
  12. 25 Investments: Life Insurance
  13. 25 Investments: The Money Market
  14. 25 Investments: Mortgage-Backed Securities
  15. 25 Investments: Municipal Bonds
  16. 25 Investments: Mutual Funds
  17. 25 Investments: Options (Stocks)
  18. 25 Investments: Exchange-Traded Funds
  19. 25 Investments: Preferred Stock
  20. 25 Investments: Private Equity
  21. 25 Investments: Real Estate & Property
  22. 25 Investments: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  23. 25 Investments: U.S. Treasury Securities
  24. 25 Investments: Unit Investment Trusts (UITs)
  25. 25 Investments: Venture Capital
  26. 25 Investments: Zero-Coupon Securities
  27. 25 Investments: Conclusion

Below is a summary of the 25 investments covered, but in order of liquidity (how quickly the investment can be turned into cash).  It also includes a combination of categories across specific asset:

 

1. Cash

2. Stocks

               A. Common

               B. Preferred

               C. ADRs

3. Mutual Funds

               A. Active and Passive

               B. Closed End Funds

4. ETFs

5. Bonds

               A. TIPS

               B. Treasury

               C. Agency

               D. Municipal

               E. Corporate

               F. Convertibles

6. Futures (Commodities)

7. Options

8. Private Equity

9. Venture Capital

10. Life Insurance

11. Annuities

                A. Variable

                B. Fixed Indexed

                C. Real Estate

12. REITS

13. Actual Assets--Art/Collectibles


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