Investing isn't all about putting your money into stocks and bonds. You can add diversification to your portfolio by adding exposure to property, gold and cash.
But you're not just limited to these investments either.
You can also consider buying alternative investments to add further diversification.
So what types of alternative investments can you think about including?
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If you have a passion for literature, chances are you're aware of the market for rare books.
So does trying to get your hands on rare books pose a good investment option?
Let's take a closer look…
Are rare books a viable investment option?
There are some who don’t see rare books as a true investment. They believe they are something you collect.
The basis of that belief is tha... ››› more
If you're thinking about putting some cash into an alternative investment, rare books could be worth a look.
They're a bit different to other collectibles. The market isn't very liquid and you might have to hold onto a book for decades until you can sell it on for a profit.
But if literature is a passion of yours, you can combine this love with investing.
So before you leap in, check out ... ››› more
When it comes to investing in coins, the first thing that may come to mind is Kruger rands.
But dig a little deeper into the world of numismatics and you'll come across ancient coins.
If you're passionate about history, this investment vein may take your fancy.
But is investing in historic coins a worthwhile venture? And if you decide to take the plunge, what's the best way to go about it... ››› more
If you want to invest in art, the costs can be high. Picking up pieces by artistic greats isn't cheap.
If your budget doesn't stretch to that, the next best thing to do is concentrate on artists showing fantastic potential.
And if photographic pieces are you thing, this artist is worth taking a closer look at.
Read on to find out more…
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Investing in artistic masterpieces is an expensive hobby. The more famous the artist, the higher the price tag.
One option you have is to try to identify up-and-coming artists who are showing promising signs of potential and whose pieces could rise in value in the future.
So where can you look?
Let's take a closer look…
Invest in art by focusing on up-and-coming artists
The bes... ››› more
If you like photography and want to invest in some masterpieces of the genre, you can't go by Ansel Adams. He was an American photographer and environmentalist.
He's one of the best-known photographers in the history of art.
So if you want to invest in a piece of his work, what sort of price tag are you looking at? And how can you get your hands on one of his pieces or other artists online?
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Do you own a property? A range of different unit trusts? And a carefully selected blue chip share portfolio?
If this is you, you are diversifying your investments well. You also probably achieve returns that are the same as the JSE's performance.
But you're still missing out…
You see today I'm going to introduce you to a special investment where you can earn up to 60% on your investme... ››› more
Go back just 18-months and the number of people who knew about Bitcoin was small. Fast forward to the present, and the vast majority of people know about this digital currency.
Bitcoin is gaining traction. The amount of investment money going into it and the projects surrounding it are growing at breakneck speed.
But if you want to put some rands into Bitcoin, where do you start? How do you ... ››› more
When you think about investing, chances are you think about shares, unit trusts and other conventional investment routes.
But do you know you can put your money to work in other forms of investment? I'm talking about things like art, coins, stamps, antiques and much more.
Not only can you enjoy owning these “alternative investments,” but invest in the right pieces and you can make a ret... ››› more
We all get excited when new technology arrives on our doorstep.
But, not all new digital platforms will end up surviving.
Take Bitcoin for example, the media describes Bitcoin as the currency of the future...
I think not! It's a currency destined for disaster.
You see, Bitcoin is a digital currency (Cryptocurrency). The transactions take place between users, directly via a comput... ››› more
On Saturday, Washington in the US saw its first marijuana auction.
Washington is one of the first US states to legalise the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. The US government gets its cut through taxes.
Let's take a closer look at what went on at the auction…
Legal marijuana auctions could become more popular
At the weekend, Fireweed Farms of Prosser sold around 136kg ... ››› more
This week saw the arrival of the first Bitcoin wallet developed in South Africa.
The wallet's main focus is its ease of use whether you're new or experienced when it comes to Bitcoin. And it looks like it has hit the mark with its appealing interface.
Let's take a closer look at this latest Bitcoin development in South Africa…
A proudly South African Bitcoin wallet
BitX has just l... ››› more
By December, we could see the world's first Bitcoin initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Stock Exchange. This could be the first steps in a wave of other Bitcoin companies listing over the coming years.
So what Bitcoin stocks already have listings? And what stocks look likely to list soon?
Let's take a closer look at what's going on and what this means for Bitcoin…
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The CEO of NASDAQ-listed Overstock.com recently launched a wiki page to explore the idea of a Bitcoin stock exchange. Patrick Byrne came across 13 other groups working on similar ideas.
He's now created a division within his company to drive this idea from a dream into a reality.
So what's the idea behind the Bitcoin stock exchange? And what would be the advantages of such an exchange?
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