There are too many different type of investments and it comes through bonds, stocks, mutual funds, etc.etc. but one alternative yet unique way is having a gold investment. It has been conventional yet a very effective one. Since it has been circulating ages ago its value increases as time goes by, it comes in many different forms too like gold bars and jewelries. You just have to be very extra careful when dealing with people who sells gold bars and bullion, it has been reported that there are some fake ones that are circulating, claiming that it has been the gold from a century old Chinese or Japanese treasure and would really cost you a wealth of lifetime if you buy them, only to fooled in the end that it was just plain heavy metal coated with gold on the outside. You have to deal with legitimate ones. Monex is indeed a good place to find the finest and certified gold bars.