I'm relatively new to the sharemarket and have a small portfolio, say about 4k. I've got a spare $2500 this week and I've been doing a lot of research paper trading and viewing a lot of charts. It seems to me for someone who is relatively inexperience it is hard to make a buck at the present time.
So i was just wondering should i buy into a government bond or something like that? What kind of returns do i get? Also I'm thinking of purchasing some gold stocks, like RMS.
Am i a loony and a massive pessimist for buying bonds or gold stocks at the present time or should i just continue sifting through charts and finding a decent stock?
Thanks in advance.