Finding the perfect investment option
Before we answer that let us understand what a perfect investment should be like. There are many attributes or characteristics to an investment decision. Our eluding perfect investment also may have a combination of one or many characteristics.
First, it is important to know the characteristics of various investment decisions. Second, only when one applies a suitable combination of the characteristics and creates an investment strategy one will be able to determine whether or not he has been a successful investor. Here are those characteristics:
Complete Safety: The original investment must remain intact, no matter what. Bank FDs, government bonds, other bonds and similar fixed interest type investments offer this benefit but then you have to compromise on higher rates of return. You also have to compromise to the extent that these investments may not even meet the inflation rate and as a result you are making no real gain.
High rate of return: The returns on the investment should be such that it beats inflation by at least 5-10 per cent, and thus we are able to create real wealth for ourselves. An investment that is such that returns overcome all expenses, loads, taxes and still there is much more left. Perhaps