It’s hardly surprising that alternative investment opportunities have become increasingly popular over the past few years. First there was the big economic meltdown that saw business too big to fail actually fail. Then there was Brexit was has kept the market unsteady. And now we have Trump and Putin in charge of world affairs. Basically, the economic and political landscape is looking pretty uncertain, and that means the stock market is looking a little unsteady. So what alternative investments are out there for you? Well, read on and you’ll soon find out.
Art is a cultural investment, a fun investment and, most importantly, a financially rewarding investment. But don’t just take our word for it, go and look at the Fine Art Index, which shows that the price of art has increased at a steady rate of ten and a half percent annually since the 1950s. That’s a cracking return on something that is completely tangible, something that can adorn your walls and make people go wow.
Wine investing exploded in 1990s and early 2000s. People were making crazy sums of money from it. Just look at Bill Koch. However, after the revelations concerning Rudy Kurniawan, which was recently documented in Sour Grapes, a lot of people have been put off this as an investment. But they shouldn’t be. As long as you do your research before buying an expensive bottle, you’re in the money. Think of it like this, they aren’t going to be making anymore 1941 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon. In fact, their number will only decrease which means your investment will only increase.
It is important not to buy bullion coins as an investment as they will usually be matched to their weight in gold. You want to look at numismatic coins; collectible coins. Why? Because the prices of these are based on their scarcity, which can make them extremely valuable. These are coins like Morgan dollars and Buffalo nickels, but the price they can fetch is completely dependent on the condition they are in.
This is quite simply investing in a company that does not issue public stock. How it works is simple. An investor offers funds to a company that they can use as working capital in exchange for returns on their initial investment once the company reaches a certain, and often agreed, stage. This is obviously a risky route, but with the guidance of a private equity professional, such as Mr Jason Colodne, professionals who have built successful careers, portfolios and records will be able to provide you with great insight in what types of company you should be looking to invest in. Typically, these have been tech startup’s in telecommunications, alternative energy and biotech fields.
Hedge funds operate by collecting funds from numerous investors and then spreading the capital they have raised into several investments as a way of spreading the risk and increasing their chances of a good return. Hedge Fund managers are also able to invest in a wide range of opportunities ranging from stocks to commodities to futures and derivatives, to name but a few.