Best financial products investments in France 2016

This statistic shows the financial products in which it is the right time to invest, according to French people, in September 2016, by type of financial product. At that time, more than 60 percent of respondents considered that it was worth to invest in capital-guaranteed products. In addition, more than 30 percent of them considered that investing in government bonds was advisable too.

Financial products in which it would be necessary to invest, according to French people, in September 2016

Share of respondents
Real estate rental investment 69%
Capital guaranteed products 64%
Bonds / ST bonds 60%
Life insurance in euros 59%
Multisupport life insurance, invested in equities and bonds 55%
Gold 51%
PEA-SME * 50%
Popular retirement savings plan (PERP) 48%
Corporate bonds 48%
Innovation Mutual Funds (FCPI) 46%
Shares of civil real estate investment companies (SCPI) 45%
State bonds 33%
Raw materials (oil, wheat) 28%
Short-term money market investments 28%
Structured products 19%
Funds with flexible management 18%
Absolute performance funds 13%
None of them2%
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Release date

October 2016



Survey time period

September 1-14, 2016

Number of respondents

300 respondents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The question was formulated by the source as follows: "Avez-vous le sentiment que c’est le bon moment pour investir dans …?"

The 300 people surveyed are wealthy French people holding securities or life insurance, with a level of non-real estate financial wealth of more than 30,000 euros and intending to make a financial investment within two years or having a rental property.

PEA-PME: stock savings plan for the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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