I believe that investing in the right securities is one of the most reliable wealth-building strategies. However, investment in stocks and other asset classes requires prior planning and a lot of patience. Here are some strategies that I feel can help investors maximize their returns: i) Diversifying your portfolio with strategies like mixed mutual funds investments and PMS. ii) Setting tangible and attainable investment objectives which state your specific requirements from this investment exercise. iii) Preparing detailed investment plans that chalk out key aspects like your risk tolerance, investment objectives, expectations, investment amounts to be deposited etc.