“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be greedy when others are fearful, and fearful when others are greedy.”How did things fare on the 2017 investments front? Steinhoff, of course, took a scooter to the ankle. EOH fell from grace and Woolies, that household darling, had a troubled run. In the face of political turbulence and economic distress, however, the market proved surprisingly resilient. The JSE All Share Index recorded repeated all-time highs. Against all odds, we even saw Gupta-linked Naspers double their share price. The strangest of years has just, mercifully, limped across the finish line. We’ve sat, woefully aware of the passage of time, staring at our smartphones in the dark, watching society collapse like a dying star. 2017 was the year in which everybody was offended by absolutely everything, Blake Shelton was named the sexiest man alive and if you successfully avoided listening to Despacito you had a good enough year. Going into 2018, you may think the best investment one could make is to dig a huge hole in your backyard and build a bunker, in case North Korea acts the fool. But, if you’re hopeful and optimistic enough, you may put your efforts elsewhere. We sourced some of the best options, according to people who actually know what they’re talking about.