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Americans Believe Real Estate is BEST Long-Term Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

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4 replies
  1. Matthew
    Matthew says:

    But it doesn’t matter what they believe — which of those things is the best long-term investment is a matter of math. You can simply look at the numbers and see which performs best over 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, or whatever.

    It’s kind of like asking people who the best hitter in baseball is. They can name whomever they want, but there are actually stats that give the answer.

    Bottom line: Isn’t it silly to ask people’s opinions on matters of fact?

    • David
      David says:

      I agree with you to a certain extent. There are facts and statistics to back up all sorts of opinions about almost anything. When asked who is the best hitter in baseball, I would imagine there will be a number of different answers because people have different opinions of what constitutes “the best”. Is it batting average, home runs, slugging percentage, RBI’s, etc. Same with investing. There are numerous ways to invest, and people have different opinions of which works best for their needs.
      Bottom line: different people have different ideas of what is best and one size (or answer) does not fit all.

  2. Yvette
    Yvette says:

    I believe the public’s opinion is important. Statistics do not always include the variables which help determine whether or not something is a good investment.
    For example, purchasing a home is a forced savings, if you do not use your home as an ATM once you have equity. It may not predict what the rate of return will be, but appreciation of the product is not the only consideration in determining the value.

  3. Mike Spendlove
    Mike Spendlove says:

    Regarding the baseball analogy; if the question is who WAS the best hitter in the past, then that answer can easily be given by looking at stats, etc. If the question is WHO WILL BE the best hitter going forward, that’s a lot tougher. I think that’s the question this survey is attempting to answer regarding investments.


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