Investing is a game of risk. No matter what the economy looks like and what you invest in, it’ll always involve some uncertainty. Taking that leap can lead to big payoffs in some cases, but some investments are too risky to be worth your time.
There’s a lot of financial noise out there, including many promises that can seem too good to be true. To help you separate that noise from real opportunities, here are five investment types to avoid and five alternatives to try instead.
This post originally appeared at ValueWalk.com.