Alternative investment

  • Have we discovered the future of money?
  • Have we discovered the future of money?
    Did you know that the story of money is older than civilisation itself? That's right. Money is an “innovation” that's older than the wheel and, as old as fire. Originally when humans wanted to trade outside their tribe or villages, they needed something that everyone agreed had value. Something that was accessible. Enter “commodity money”. There were many kinds of commodity... ››› more
  • [06 December 2017]
  • Bitcoin - A new world currency…
  • Bitcoin - A new world currency…
    Bitcoin - A new world currency… If you had to ask most people to name a digital currency, the first answer you'd probably hear is Bitcoin. Since 2009, Bitcoin has swept across the world offering new ways for people to transact, transfer money and even make money. But how did bitcoin come to be? Well first we have to go back to before Bitcoin was even an idea… The Liberty dolla... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Is Bitcoin really the answer?
  • Is Bitcoin really the answer?
    As I write to you, I'm still working out of the MoneyWeek offices in London. Yesterday I had a chat with two of my colleagues there, Dan Denning and Nick O'Connor. Dan and Nick head up the daily free British stock market and economics email newsletter, Capital and Conflict. Anyway, back to the chat I had with Nick and Dan. We spoke about Bitcoin. If you haven't noticed Bitcoin has been ... ››› more
  • [15 September 2017]
  • Will the next sports empire be built on e-sports?
  • Will the next sports empire be built on e-sports?
    As a traditional sports bettor, betting on e-sports seems a little out of the ordinary and to be honest a little out of my comfort zone. So when a college friend of mine suggested that the next big sporting empire wasn't exactly your traditional sport, I became intrigued. Being a little into gaming myself, playing your traditional sporting games on console, such as FIFA, NBA and even the NFL... ››› more
  • [22 September 2016]
  • Genetically advanced children? No wonder it's the best investment in the world...
  • Genetically advanced children?    No wonder it's the best investment in the world...
    What you are about to read, may sound like science fiction... But I assure you it is fact. Think about Hollywood blockbuster movies like Gattica and Splice, where healthy, genetically modified children are a standard feature in everyday life. Now imagine a new technology that can help you decide if your child has black hair, hazel eyes or tanned skin. Not only does this new technology allo... ››› more
  • [20 September 2016]
  • Become a virtual farmer and “Beef” up your investment portfolio
  • Become a virtual farmer and “Beef” up your investment portfolio
    I spend a massive amount of time researching odd ball ways to invest money. You see, I love spotting the method in the madness of the idea. Best of all, I help you make a pretty penny in the process. And that's exactly what I want to help you do today. When I come across a good idea, I can't wait to write about it and share it with you. This time around, I've found a really strange investm... ››› more
  • [13 September 2016]
  • This safe haven asset surges to record highs as JSE financial stocks fall
  • This safe haven asset surges to record highs as JSE financial stocks fall
    Since the result of the Brexit referendum came in last week, investors have watched millions disappear from the companies in their portfolios. This week, it's the South African financial stocks that took the brunt of the impact. - Nedbank (JSE: NED) is 4% lower this week - Standard Bank (JSE:SBK) fell 4% - Barclays Africa (JSE: BGA) also took a 4% knock - While FirstRand (JSE: FSR) fell ... ››› more
  • [07 July 2016]
  • Alternative investment alert! Collectables area great way to grow your wealth
  • Alternative investment alert! Collectables area great way to grow your wealth
    How would you like to own a home accessory that not only looks nice, but could potentially be worth thousands - even hundreds of thousands - of rand in a few years from now? I'm sure you'd like that a lot... I'd like to show you six insider secrets that can help you find the perfect collectible for your home. These 6 secrets will ensure you get your hands on the ‘real deal’ when it... ››› more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • Some of the coins in your pocket right now could be worth more than you think
  • Some of the coins in your pocket right now could be worth more than you think
    Could the South African coins lying around in your spare cash drawer or the bottom of your wallet be worth a small fortune? It's quite possible they are. One 50c coin in particular is worth over R3000. Aiden Sookden investigates which date and imprint copper and silver coins you should keep an eye out for. Keep reading to find out if you could make some money on your spare change... Have you ev... ››› more
  • [17 May 2016]
  • Why Bitcoin could be the alternative investment that's missing from your portfolio
  • Why Bitcoin could be the alternative investment that's missing from your portfolio
    Alternative investments are seeing a boom. The current economic climate, the faltering rand and tough economic conditions are forcing investors to look for new investment opportunities in the alternative investment space. If you're looking for an alternative investment, believe it or not, owning Bitcoin can has similar preservation properties to owning gold. In fact, in some ways Bitcoin i... ››› more
  • [16 May 2016]
  • “The gold medallion racket” - Don't make these mistakes when you buy gold coins
  • When I read this question last week, my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe that an investment that treated me so well, is causing such a headache for one of the MoneyMorning readers... “I am somewhat puzzled that, although your writers are often at pains to warn us against various potentially bad investments, nothing is ever said in regard to the pernicious gold coin and medallion racket that h... ››› more
  • [06 May 2016]
  • Antique investing - Will you hit the next R766 million “jackpot”
  • Two siblings from the United Kingdom cleaned out their house belonging to their recently-deceased parents. They found an old vase and thought it might be worth a few bucks, so they had it appraised. It was valued between R14 million and R21 million. Whe they auctioned it off it sold for a record breaking R766 million on auction! The stories motivate thousands of people to scour their old cu... ››› more
  • [05 May 2016]
  • Three of the greatest investors I know are stocking up on gold
  • Gold is getting ready to soar. The volatile state of the local and international investment markets are playing directly into the precious metal's favour. I've done quite a bit of research on the gold price recently and what I've found is that no investor should be without gold right now... Some of the best investment minds in the world expect the gold price to shoot as high as $10,000 an ounc... ››› more
  • [02 May 2016]


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