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Riskless Investment

An investment where the return is known with certainty. The certainty generally comes from a supreme amount of confidence in the issuer of the investment; for example, Treasury securities are considered riskless investments because the United States government is considered the best possible issuer. Critics contend that there is no such thing as a riskless investment because, in theory, even the US government could default. However, riskless investments have such a low level of risk that it may be ignored. Riskless investments usually have a low rate of return and, as a result, are exposed to inflation risk.

riskless investment

An investment with a certain rate of return and no chance of default. Although various investments (for example, savings accounts and certificates of deposit at insured institutions) meet these requirements, a Treasury bill is the most common example of a riskless investment.
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He specializes in crafting creative deals and risk free investments. Jack has also written plenty of real estate books and conducted various real estate seminars that always sell out.
This is not to say that there is no place for keeping money in cash based risk free investments, on the contrary I believe that everyone should have some money in cash in case of emergency and for those saving in the short term there may be nothing more suitable.
"With interest rates on risk free investments as low as they are, an investment opportunity like this will attract overwhelming attention from the market today," said Massey Knakal Chairman Bob Knakal, who is marketing the property with vice chairman John Ciraulo.
"We know all too well about the catastrophic consequences of consulting 'evidence' of unknown reliability on problems as diverse as the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the possibility of risk free investments," he added.
He specializes in single family houses and risk free investments.
These seminars focus on teaching about risk free investments and how to make money in real estate even with no cash, credit or experience to back you up,” Jackie adds further.

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