When we talk about alternative investments, this term has a whole different spectrum as conventional investing respectively the view on conventional investments includes classically only financial products like funds, further real estate and commodities like gold and silver. But alternative investments are defined in the following main areas, or let’s say this is how I see the main areas of alternative investments:
- Managed accounts
- Crowd investing in real estate
- Direct investment in companies (start-ups and basically private equity)
- Investment in infrastructure
- Venture Capital
- Investment in commodities
Just to give you a quick overview of the mentioned areas, managed funds in the sense that I will refer to it relates to small funds managed by individual traders, most of them are primarily trading their funds with options strategies as it gives good opportunities for income trading. Crowd investing in real estate and in start-ups is basically self-explanatory. Investments in infrastructure relates to state owned or private company investments whereas these companies contribute to the infrastructure system. Venture capital comes down to bigger crowdfunding investors or business angel’s starting in the range of 50.000 to 100.000 USD per investment. Investments in commodities are also pretty straight forward but I will show you how to find niches in the commodities section to achieve very good returns especially in focusing on collectors items in relation to commodities.
In terms of risk and return one could think that alternative investments in general are just not the right thing for risk-averse investors but I think it depends really on what you do and how you do it.Like conventional investments, also alternative investments depend on economic cycles which have their downs and up every now and then, the cycles of booms and depression. Therefore a healthy Portfolio management of your whole range of products in which you are saving money and invest can provide a very good basis for your money and reduces big ups and downs.
In my following articles for this section I will provide many examples for alternative investment opportunities were I see good chances to easy and risk-averse success, also some examples of investing opportunities I took and made money from.
- Managed funds: https://www.captrader.com/de/produkte/managed-accounts/
- Crowd investing in real-estate: https://www.homerocket.com
- Direct investment in companies: https://www.greenrocket.com/
- Investment in infrastructure: https://www.buergerkraftwerke.at/eportal2/
- Investment in commodities: http://www.proaurum.at/home.html