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Most Malaysian investors believe that stocks are amongst the most attractive and interesting investments, perhaps the "only" investment tool available. Over the past several years, many local investors have both profited and lost plenty of their investments from the ups and downs of the stock market.

There is no doubt that this investment vehicle has managed to attract a large number of local investors since the "super" bull run in 1993.

But, the world of investments does not end with stocks. There are other investment alternatives that one should look into for greater diversification of ones personal investment portfolio.

With the liberalization of the local financial markets, there will be rapid development of the financial services industry as a whole. In fact, we have already seen the evolution of derivative securities such as options and futures and the growing number of unit trusts being launched in the local market.

Despite the immense growth of the local funds industry, most investors tend to overlook bonds which have been in the market for rather a long time. There are many good reasons for investing in bonds despite the common perception that bonds are a very dull and conservative type of investment.

It is likely that a seasoned second board stock trader will avoid bonds. They would be probably discouraged by the poor risk/returns tradeoffs when compared to the more volatile stocks. But, is it always that easy to make fast money? Now is the time to shop around in search for other prospects.