Investing your money is undoubtedly the best way to see it grow and buiild yourself a better financial future, espeically since interest rates are pretty paultry at the moment. However, you need to invest in the right places if you want to see a decent return, and often the best places to invest are not the ones that might immediately spring to mind.
According to Huff Post, along with the usual stock market picks and algo trading, alternative ways of investing will grow by 10 percent year on year until at least 2023. With that in mind, here are some imvestment opportunities you may want to consider alonside your more traditional holdings:
As the name might suggest, reinsurance is insurance that is provided for insurance companies so that they too are insured against all manner of disasters. Althoguh the reinsurance business has been around for more than a century and a half, it is opnly now that lots of people are seeing it’s full potential and investing in it much more widely.
As with all investments, there is some risk, namely having to pay out large sums if there is a natural disaster or accident, however, when compared with stocks and shares and real estate, reinsurance holds its own.
Peer-to-peer lending is an alternative form of investment whereby you provide loans to individuals who are looking to set up or bolster their businss without troubling the bricks and mortar banks. It’s a good choice because you can spread your investments across numerous individuals to minimize risk, and on average you can expect a return of around 6% when investing conservatively. If you’re looking for a place to park a little extra cash because interest rates simply aren’t high enough, it’s a good option to take.
You should only invest in cryptocurrencies if you aren’t afraid of potentially losing it all, and you certainly shouldn’t put all of your eggs in this basket, but Bitcoin and other emerging currencies like Lithiumcoin can rise in value very rapidly (they can also fall jusdt as rapidly too) which makes them worth your consideration. Just make sure that you do your homework and you know what you are getting into before you invest.
MLPS investments are where you invest in energy-oriented master limited partnerships. Put simply, you’re investing in energy conmpanies who deal in natural oil and gas. These are commodities that are always in demand, which means that they are a pretty safe bet, In the past, many people have gambled on oil and gas, so you might not think that this is anythign new, but MLPs are different in that they do not generally take on comodity exposures. This matters because it means that you do not expose yourself top nearly as much risk as you would when investing in these commodities via other means.
You should never invest in anythign without first doing your homework and you certainly should not invest more than you can afford to lose, but if you know what you’re doing and how much you can risk, these alternatives could prove to be quite lucrative for you.
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