If Republicans come to power, stock market in India would go up as well. Since they are friendlier towards India and that will likely result in better cooperation and investment between both the nations.
On average real estate has given about 10% yearly returns over last 4 years. Sansex average over last 4 years is 23.6% per year. With investing dividends and interest, Sansex will come out even higher.
Some of you may know this already but if you need to know how many years it will take to double your money at a certain given interest rate then divide the number 72 by the interest rate.
Say interest rate is 10% then 72/10 is approximately seven years when your portfolio value will be doubled. If interest rate is 2% then 72/2 is 36 years. If you do not have money invested in portfolio then have fun with inflation rates to see in how much money you need to make in future to afford same cost of living. For example, if inflation is 10% then you need to double your salary in seven years. Otherwise, you are falling behind.
if any one want to invest then my advice is invest in land , that also in tourist places like Goa, Puri, Rameswaram, Dwarka, Kovalam (Kerala), any places where usually 12 months u get tourist. in those places land prices increases at a healthy rate, so u can double or tripple ur invest or more than that.
Gold days may be coming back in 2018 because the US is back at its dollar printing and debt raising ways. Trump has given huge tax breaks to corporations by lowering taxes from 35% down to 21%. Additionally, personal income taxes are also cut at different rates at different income slabs.
The idea behind cutting taxes is that it will boost US economy and tax revenue will go up even at lower tax rates. In reality, it does not always work this way and, as a result, US government is always pushing other countries to buy US products.
The bright side of all this is that dollar printing and tax cuts will almost certainly put inflationary pressure. Gold becomes a vogue in such environment. Under normal circumstances, gold may give modest returns in 2018. If North Korea is bombed then it could be a great year for gold.