Research has shown that long term investment in shares/funds will give the best investment returns and therefore is the best investment category. Gallup has done research to what American’s think is the best investment category and only 24%! of the American’s think investment in shares are the best option!
The respondents had to option to choose from Real estate, Gold, shares and funds, savings and securities. Another 24% chose gold, which adjusted by inflation doesn’t give much investment return. Real-estate had the preference of 30% of the respondents and real estate as well hardly gives any return on investment on the long term. Savings was preferred by 14% of the respondents and the remaining 6% percent of the respondents preferred securities. This means that 75% of the American’s doesn’t seem to know what the best investment category is!