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Old 03.09.2015, 22:59
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Re: Investing long term - buying a rental property vs trading index funds vs?

Well the advantage of funds / stocks / bonds is you have more liquidity...buy and sell whenever you want, however much you want (could also be a bad thing if you're prone to emotional decisions). Also you should expect higher returns from the stock market than a property. I believe rental yields are pretty low here in Switzerland also, though maybe the low interest rate makes up for it.

Also it can take a long time to sell a house and you have to do some upkeep.

Me personally, I like investing in the stock market, and I'm gradually increasing my exposure. I can't see myself wanting to buy a house in the next 5 years.

Remember you can also invest in stocks that pay a dividend and then you have additional income
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