Alternative Assets Provide Real Opportunities for Wealth Preservation, Growth and Passive Income
Alternative assets are often a mystery to most, but when you learn a few basics you’ll understand why they are often the asset classes of choice for the smarter investors. They stand out even more in a stagnant and volatile economy.
Alternative Investments fall outside of the “paper” asset market that is so common among the average investor. Paper assets (and their digital counterparts) include Wall Street securities, banking and insurance investments, such as annuities.
Alternative assets are often tangible items or properties. The most common and perhaps most accessible are precious metals (Gold and Silver primarily) and real estate. They may also include some paper assets, such as investing in private businesses, loans and private equity funds. Each has its own place and depends on your particular desired outcome and the economic climate.
–Real Estate as an investment includes rental properties (residential and commercial) and undervalued real estate that may be purchased and sold for profit. It should be noted that your home should never be considered an investment. This is an error made by many people that are now “under water” in their mortgages. If you remember that Investment Real Estate always generates Passive Income or profit when flipped you’ll be in good shape. Probably the best investment in real estate is to generate Passive Income through rental properties. Click here to learn more about real estate investing.
–Gold and Silver are among the most liquid and stable of all assets. They have a track record of at least 3500 years as stores of wealth, use as money and as a hedge against inflation and other economic problems – something that no other asset class can approach. Every investor’s portfolio should include at least some physical Gold and Silver. The form, quantity and safe storage of physical precious metals can be tailored to meet your unique needs and are well-suited to create your own Personal Hedge Fund. Click here to learn more about gold and silver.
If you are looking for a good place to start with alternative investments, check out the article on how to invest smarter with alternative investments.