You thousand of people the recession means that they are having to cut back, sell things, and downsize. For others, the recession just means holding steady and riding out the worst of it. However, if you are lucky enough to be a person who has a steady job or has acquired a large amount of wealth, the recession is more like a candy store of options. If you are lucky enough to have any money at this time there are several ways that you can invest your money that will return your profit as soon as the recession turns into recovery.
There are several stock market companys that have been hit hard by the recession. Stocks right now are at an all time low. Therefore, if you had the money to invest in the stock market, now would be the time to do it. Most stock market companys require that you invest a minimum of five hundred dollars to see any kind of return on your investment. While you may not see any return for a few years, there will be a time when the recession will end and you will sitting on stock that you paid nothing for that are worth a fortune.
Another area that has been hit hard by the recession was the real estate market. Everywhere you go there are signs of foreclosures and short sales. So many people were hit hard by the recession that holding onto their home was just to difficult. However, if you have any money set aside or are looking to make some investments that will be lucrative later, real estate is the way to go. Homes that were close to two hundred thousand are now selling for around a hundred thousand less and homes that were priced hire have been sitting are the market for years. If you were able to buy a few properties and hold onto them until times improved, they would be worth more after the recession.