Picking winners and losers is an ancient ritual for the investor and betting on who will come out on top at next quarter’s corporate earnings reports is the goal of active investors. Individuals who invest in a particular publicly traded stock attempt to buy a stock at a particular price, considered to bereal estate as an investment perhaps undervalued for the moment with expectations of a higher value either near term or long term.

So-called “day traders” affix their eyes to computer screens watching various candlestick charts and an abundance of high-tech trading tools to squeeze out a profit during the day. Funny though, you don’t hear as much about day traders as you used to.

For the less aggressive, mutual funds provide a way for individuals to assess their own personal risk tolerance and buy mutual funds that can distribute that risk among various categories. Things such as age, risk tolerance and diversification can all be factors when buying mutual fund. And of course, securities such as bonds and Treasuries offer a risk alternative but don’t provide the financial “bump” if short term profits are the goal. For investors who allocate their funds between a mix of stocks, bonds and cash, they have likely never heard of turnkey real estate investing.

This approach, perfected by EquityBuild and EquityBuild Finance, provides investment opportunities to investors all secured by real estate. In essence, EquityBuild searches for properties in specific markets that are undervalued, in or near foreclosure or otherwise distressed. EquityBuild then evaluates how much it will take to acquire, rehabilitate and sell the property. If the project provides a solid return, the opportunity is then presented to investors to participate in the transaction. The investor doesn’t do any of the evaluation of any sort, other than to carefully review the opportunity and decide whether or not to participate. The result? Double digit returns in as little as just a few months. And you don’t have to watch the stock market every day.