Anything that has value or may have value in the future is considered an asset.
All investments are assets.
Assets include stocks, bonds, real estate, gold, silver, and precious metals.
This is why mutual fund companies, which manage mutual funds, are also known as asset management companies (AMC).
Tangible assets are commonly applied to assets that are of a tangible nature and that can be easily measured by their worth.
Cars, buildings, furniture, and appliances, for example, are all tangible assets.
Intangible assets, on the other hand, have a theoretical value that is often difficult to calculate.
Intangible assets include patents, brand value, licences, and so on.