There are many types of investments people can make, and deciding which type is right for you can be a daunting task. Before jumping into investing it is a good idea to assess your own needs and your own personality. Do you want to make a lot of money quickly? Are you able to handle the psychological pressure of taking risks, and can you absorb a loss of your capital? Are you in for the long haul, or are you interested more in speculating? This all must be cleared up before you can make any sensible decisions about investing.