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    (Original post by Wilzyy)
    I know of a nigerian man who could invest your money for you very well...
    yes. me too.
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    Im suprised non of you have suggested 5000 £2 scratch cards. Top price of £25,000.
    with 5000 your bound to win the top price atleast once!

    And think of all the smaller prizes you'd win too....
    Im seeing 3x profit ATLEAST!


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    If you really do not want to spend any, i would stick half in a savings account which tracks the FTSE 100 for one year, and the other half in a regular highish interest savings account for one year.

    I reckon you could make 10% if you did that in 2011, you get 3% in a normal savings account and i can see the FTSE rising a good 7%.
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    Bet it. Manchester united to win vs blackpool gets 1/8. That's over 1000 profit in 90 minutes, and the odds are in your favour.

    Investing in banks or businesses are virtually a bet anyway, exept this is a lot faster and you don't need to know about banks/buisnesses to do it.
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    Put the £10 000 on one roulette spin.
    You get £10 000 profit and can invest your initial £10k and do whatever with the profit!

    Nah seriously though an ISA would be good.
    Or gold bars! Seriously with the price of gold rising, gold bars are a good investment
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    invest in silver, value is going up now! (apparently, i don't know nothing about economics)
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    Invest in Brazilian banks.

    No need to thank me.
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    (Original post by Krov)
    Invest in Brazilian banks.

    No need to thank me.
    That actually isn't that much of a bad idea!
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    (Original post by lonelykatana)
    That actually isn't that much of a bad idea!
    I've managed three figure returns on investment with real estate in Brazil.
    Now it's banks.
    It will be oil circa 2015.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    If you really do not want to spend any, i would stick half in a savings account which tracks the FTSE 100 for one year, and the other half in a regular highish interest savings account for one year.

    I reckon you could make 10% if you did that in 2011, you get 3% in a normal savings account and i can see the FTSE rising a good 7%.
    That would give a 5% return, not 10%.

    My advice would be to look at your time frame for wanting/needing access to the funds. If > 5 years then stockmarket might be the answer, if < 5 years you leave yourself somewhat open to needing to encash at the wrong time vis a vis the market.

    Other than the above, if the stockmarket, you probably wish to diversify e.g. not all eggs in one basket.

    I favour, for my own investments, mainly higher yield FTSE 100 companies, however you probably would need minimum circa 15 holdings to spread individual stock risk, and with £10,000 the broking charges would be quite high proportionate to the sums invested.

    A spread of risk into BRIC funds coupled with some UK index tracker might be interesting, but I would only look at this with a >10 year time horizon.

    None of the above I would term "safe".
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    Poker obviously.
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    Buy £10,000 worth of oil.



    Or just give it to me.
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    Buy a boat. You'll be laughing when the worst of global warming kicks in.
 
 
 
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