Looking for an alternative investment to stocks and bonds? Here are seven options to consider…

Julie Brownlee, Fsp Invest, 04 Jun. 2015

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Investing isn’t all about investing in stocks, bonds and other financial instruments. There are other alternative investment options worth considering.

So what are these alternative investments?

Read on to find out…

Collectibles as an alternative investment

Collectibles include a wide number of different items. What’s great about investing some of your capital into collectibles is they tend to perform differently to the financial markets.

This adds diversification to your portfolio. And over the long-term, collectibles are a great alternative for growing your wealth.

Seven different types of collectibles worth exploring

So what makes a good investment in collectibles?

Regardless of which type of collectible you opt to invest in, you’re looking to buy the best you can afford, in the best condition and, the rarer an item is, the better.

Knowing your market is vital when it comes to investing in collectibles. Do as much research as you can and ask an expert for help when you need it.

Here are some examples of collectibles…

#1: Antiques
Antiques include furniture, clocks, watches, porcelain, and pottery. Condition is vital with antiques.

#2: Art
This includes paintings by renowned artists and those that are up-and-coming. Art includes paintings, prints and photographs.

#3: Coins
Coins includes gold and silver examples. You could hold some Kruger rands, but have a look at rare collectible coins.

#4: Stamps
Look to invest in rare stamps in excellent condition. The rarer the stamp, the higher the demand.

#5: Books
First edition copies are what to look for. And again, the better the condition, the higher the value of a book.

#6: Wine and whisky
Certain vintages of wine and particular single malt whiskies are highly desirable.

#7: Memorabilia
Memorabilia includes items such as comics, toys, dolls, teddy bears and entertainment-related items.

So there you have it. Here are seven options to consider if you’re looking for an alternative investment to stocks and bonds.

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