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"Pretty safe" investments

Welby

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Location
Greensburg, PA
I have money in the stock market (mainly an index fund) and an equal amount sitting in a Capital One online savings. The rate fluctuates and with the current shit state of affairs it's dropped down from 2% (which took eternity to even get there) down to 0.8% now, which to me...sucks. Are there any fairly safe investments that will give a modest 3 or 4% return that I can do with a large chunk of money?? I don't want to throw it all into stocks because the wild up and down swings are stressful... This is money that I'm not comfortable with losing. CD's are trash right now, online savings is trash right now... Even trying to save seems like a big waste of time to me anymore, but I gotta....
 

Arps

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May 19, 2020
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165
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529
Location
NE Indiana
Investing is going to be a struggle if you are looking for good gains but are afraid to lose.
 
Joined
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Location
Roy WA
If you have some handyman skills.....
Rentals!!!!
As many units you can buy on one parcel (cheaper per unit that way)!!! Find the best PM in the city!!!!
Best returns I’ve ever had!!!
 

Provience

Kill!
Joined
Jul 8, 2009
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15
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7,820
Location
Thurston County, WA
i put my kids savings into a 'promo' rate CD that is something like 2.5%. not great, better than 0, very stable.

"one of these days" i need to get around to investing in corporate bonds and such, 4% APY should be easily doable
 
Joined
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On the down side you get to deal with filthy shitheads who destroy your property. That's why I got out of the slumlord gig. If you don't mind then there's definitely some money to be had.

Not if you have a good PM!!! All my issues went away and vacancy rates went almost to zero!!!
 

Projectjunkie

Whatever
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
306
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1,993
Location
Tucson Az
Is there something expensive you want in the future?

Is there something you can buy now that will increase your earning potential?

/ Dave Ramsey/ do you have a credit card to pay off?

We save for retirement, trying to find investments that beat inflation, then use 2010 dollars to buy 2040 goods.

I don't have much in savings, but have paid for trucks trailers, forklifts, welders, a small crane truck, and am backhoe shopping. I can cherry pick smoking deals on things I don't really need, use it to make money, and if I ever get really jammed up, I sell it in the end, even if i liquidate it below market value, I'll still probably profit.

I've been on strike since October, this has done me pretty well.

I want to semi retire earlier than most on a little hobby farm and tinker with shit, maybe build custom cars and sell them, tractors, whatever. Instead of doing things the hard way now, breaking my back, and wearing myself out, to save a million dollars, I buy the equipment now and use it now, getting more accomplished in less time with less damage to my back, and in the end, I'll still have well made equipment
 

Projectjunkie

Whatever
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That's my longer term strategy.

Short term, we're going to have market turmoil, I think we're going to have deflation then a great deal of inflation, possibly hyper inflation.

In the short term, if you can buy guns and ammo within 20%of 2019 prices, buy some, if you can buy silver for $3.50 over spot, buy some, and hold cash for deals. There will be a wave of delinquencies and lots of 2nd hand goods will hit the market.
 

MuntCuffin

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Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
238
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1,032
Location
Farm lands and horse's asses
I bought quite a bit of facebook and snapchat back in march.

Snapchat has more than doubled, facebook is up 40 percent or so. Tech fund is rocking right now, but not sure how long that'll last. I'll prob let ride until the end of the year and pull out or switch to precious metals. This all just feels fake and its gonna come crashing down.
 

The War Wagon

Mafioso of the Apocalypse
Joined
May 24, 2020
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1351
Messages
47
Location
da' 'BURGH
Gold, silver, and of course, your base metals too. Copper, lead, brass... preferably assembled... 🤔
 
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