3 Big and 6 Other Investment Choices. The 3 big investment choices are: Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds and Stocks plus 6 other popular choices. This post opens a continuing White Top View Series, Investment Choice. The series provides a basic survey of the many choices investors can access. The series begins with discussions of the most popular investment choices and the less common choices. Discussion of mutual funds, ETFs and equities or stocks opens the series. Additional posts discuss 6 other investment choices include, bonds, commodities, treasuries, money market funds, foreign exchange and derivatives. Options and futures are also parts of the investment mix for discussion.