New to the forum and was looking for some info / opinions on investment options.
Recently just sold off some investment properties and have some capital laying around collecting a measly 3% return in the bank. i want to look at investing outside of the property market but I'm not familiar with the stock market and to be honest it scares me. I'm not much of a gambler not one to put my money into something I don't understand.
I am starting to research and do my home work but in the mean time I want to use to capital to make a reasonable return. I'm not looking at for high returns high risk, I'm looking medium to long term as I'm only in my mid 30s but feel like there should be better than 3% returns without going high risk.
Something that caught my attention is a-reits. I'm familiar and comfortable with property and feel like I'm investing in something that's value is real and not just on paper.
After doing a little homework on A-Reits non traded a-reits look more appealing to me than listed ones. I was after opinions on a-reits and listed vs non traded. I understand non traded are illiquid and are a longer term investment, which is fine by me as I don't need the funds short term and I like the fact that the unit price of non traded is less volatile than listed. The idea of a regular stable income with small potential of capital growth is more appealing to me than low dividend and potential high capital growth which could just as quickly disappear as it appeared.
Appreciate any info / opinions.