Online Trading Academy Instructors Weigh In on the Best Way to Invest $10,000

Robert Arnott once said, "In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable." Deciding how and where to invest your money is not always an easy decision, nor an easy process. Consider for a moment, how would you decide what is the best way to invest $10,000 today? Or what if you were trying to decide how to invest $1000? There are many possible avenues depending on your level of experience and goals as an investor. In exploring this topic, we asked a few of our Online Trading Academy instructors to weigh in. Here's what they had to say:

  1. Knowledge

    What is the best way to invest $10k?

    There are many things you can lose –your home, your job, $10,000 cash, a motorcycle…and so on. What “they” cannot take is your knowledge. I would trade $10k anytime for the right piece of education.

    Mike Mc Mahon

    Online Trading Academy provides investors and traders with the knowledge tools they need to be successful in finding high-potential, low-risk opportunities in good markets or bad. Students also learn how to conquer emotions and bad habits which may have gotten in their way, and how to build a methodical trading plan that is appropriate to their interests, the time they have available and their long-term goals.

  2. Real Estate

    Real Estate Investing

    If I had $10,000 to improve a flip house (3 bed, 2 bath) I would do the following: scrape ceilings of cottage cheese, new flooring throughout (in older homes you often find hardwood under the carpet, best and easiest thing to do is pull up the carpet and have the floors refinished), fresh coat of paint (I like a soft sand color with a bright white trim. It's warm, clean and allows the buyer to create a vision), clean up landscaping (add bark to flower beds and plant colorful flowers to add curb appeal), paint the front door. This $10,000 investment should get you a 50% return on your investment (ROI) minimum.

    Diana Hill

    At OTA Real Estate, investors learn strategies for using property to generate income, build long term wealth or both. Fix-and-flips, multi unit buildings, foreclosures, auctions and more offer unique opportunities to gain a market edge.

  3. Debt Reduction

    Pay off debt

    I think the best way to invest $10K is to pay off debt, add to your IRA, and anything left over add to your vacation fund.

    Dan Sugar

    In the OTA Financial Matters curriculum, students learn money management strategies that everybody needs but none of us heard about in school. Taking steps to improve your credit rating can help you pay off debts at a lower interest rate. Creative investing in an IRA or 401(k), using ETFs, can help you build up retirement security faster. And with improved quality of life from better financial management, you’ll be able to take more vacations and enjoy them more.

  4. Fund a Trading Account

    Fund a trading account

    What would I do with $10k? I would fund a trading account, where I would look to generate a 3-5% monthly return without touching the principle.

    Steve Moses
  5. Education

    Invest in education

    The money spent on education can save us so much down the line in our learning of doing something new! We need to respect that money we pay out by putting in the time that it took to earn that money. I believe in lessons, so given $10,000 I would put it on lessons.

    Joann Farley
  6. Invest in the Stock Market

    Stock Market Investment

    The best use of $10,000 today is to invest: 1/3 in Gold, 1/3 in SLW, and 1/3 in MSFT.

    John O'Donnell

What do you consider the best way to invest $10,000 today? Get your start by attending a complimentary Power Trading Workshop at Online Academy. Check out the schedule of upcoming courses in your area.

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