Investment can be a strange word. Many investment is not even known by most. 40 years ago there were stocks and bonds and… thats about it. Today we have 100-1000 of investment products. We might have heard of default swaps and sub prime loans bundled up in different other products. The 07-08 financial crisis where caused do to many of these new investments which were based on bad loans given to many people without any knowledge. There are god and there are bad investments.