Top 10 Stock market alternatives investing

Top 10 Stock market alternatives investing

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When people inquire with me about stock market possibilities, 

they typically fall into one of three categories: 

The daily fluctuations in the market are too much for them mentally.

They are young, have experienced several busts, 

and have essentially watched the stock market 

stagnate throughout their short lifetimes. 

They want to get involved in something concrete or something they 

have more direct control over.

I wanted to provide several excellent alternatives that you 

might try out right now since after searching

for stock market alternatives for 12 years, 

I've seen a lot. 

All of these concepts have my 

personal support in one way or another.

Whether you have $1,000$10,000 or $100,000

there are great options for anyone.

As a former financial derivatives trader who was in the market 

24/7 through the “Great Recession”, 

I uniquely understand the ups and downs of public markets. 

I’ve also been actively investing in 

alternative asset classes for over 12 years.

1. Real Estate

For many years, real estate has been a 

reliable investment. 

Although there are occasionally busts, they 

are typically isolated and 

are preceded by a purchasing frenzy, 

as was the case recently in places 

like San Francisco.

Real estate investments can be made in a variety of ways. In 2010, 

I acquired my first piece of commercial real estate from a bank that had to 

foreclose on it. We worked really hard to turn it around, 

and it has paid off well.

If that sounds like too much work, my favorite 

“easy” strategy is now Fundrise. 

Fundrise lets you pick a portfolio, and you buy “fractional” shares in 

buildings across the country.

Just point and click. 

It’s that easy, and you can do it with as little as $500.

GET STARTED WITH FUNDRISE

Jeff goes into great detail in his full Fundrise review 

which is worth checking out, too. 

Here are some other options for investing in 

different types of real estate:

Farmland – Acretrader

Single-family homes – Roofstock

Commercial – RealtyMogul ($5,000 minimum)

2. Your Own Home

Given the current position of monetary policy, the housing market 

is thriving and should continue to do so. 

The cost of borrowing has never been lower

 due to historically low interest rates. 

You have several options, like adding on to 

your house, purchasing a

home of higher caliber, or just refinancing 

your current mortgage at a 

reduced rate and receiving a sizable cash refund. 

I have friends who refinanced their homes 

into fixed 15-year mortgages, 

which will save them more 

than $100,000 over the course of the loan.

3. Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer-to-peer lending is a third stock market 

alternative that I favor.

Peer-to-peer lending is a relatively new 

concept that has undoubtedly 

garnered a lot of popularity in the previous 

few years if you are unfamiliar with it. 

There are a few significant participants in the market, 

but Lending Club and Prosper are the two you 

should focus on. Jeff uses Lending Club and has 

had great success there.

Quickly, what exactly is peer-to-peer lending? 

It is precisely how it appears. 

When you lend money to a peer, 

you are compensated with interest. 

In essence, you've just taken on the 

role of the borrower's banker. 

Being on that side of the equation 

for a change feels good.

Let’s say you invest a thousand dollars 

in Lending Club. 

Of those thousand dollars, only $25 would go to 

one individual borrower, s

o if that borrower defaults you don’t lose 

a whole lot of money. 

Comparable to investing in stocks 

through a mutual fund.

You still have more than 99 stocks in that 

mutual fund that are 

still profitable even if one of those stocks in the fund fails. 

With Lending Club, the same thing takes place, 

which is why I like it.

You're diversifying your loans; you're not 

putting them all in one basket.

Again, you can see from his Lending Club

Review that Jeff has done fairly well with it. 

He now has an average return of between 

8.5 percent and 9.5 percent, 

so it's definitely worth looking at as a stock market option.

4. Gold, Silver and Other Commodities

When the financial system is under great strain 

(as in end-of-the-world scenarios) or 

when massive inflation 

is predicted, precious metals like 

gold are typically purchased. 

They consequently have a lower correlation 

with other financial assets. 

Gold is currently over $2,000 per ounce! 

Globally simulative monetary policy is 

what is driving this. Other goods, such as copper, 

aluminum, or cereals, frequently 

follow changes in economic activity. 

Although they are frequently viewed as riskier investments because 

they don't really distribute any cash, 

most portfolio managers advise 

having some exposure to commodities.

You can buy physical commodities or 

you can invest in financial ETFs 

that track the physical price. GLD is a 

gold ETF. ETFs for metals and 

commodities can be bought through any 

online brokerage account.

5. Cryptocurrency

People are afraid of this one, but I still think 

that some cryptocurrencies will eventually replace 

fiat money as the internet's native digital currency. 

Since I started investing in cryptocurrencies in 2014, 

I've traded in and out of numerous different cryptocurrencies, 

but I've maintained a core stake in Bitcoin, Ethereum, 

and a few other currencies. In particular, 

Bitcoin has been around since 2011, and its use cases 

keep getting better. Luckily, 

I’ve been able to make some significant 

money in cryptocurrency. 

We’ll see what the future HODLs!

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6. Art, Antiques, and Rare Memorabilia

Antiques are another option to stocks. 

For years, Jeff's stepdad has 

purchased vintage toys. 

These toys date back to the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. 

He made investments in a number of 

paintings and other works of art. Additionally, 

he has a sizable collection of Lionel trains and has a 

whole spare bedroom devoted to them.

Some of them had a value that astounded me 

with how much they are worth. 

A smart alternative for you may be to invest your money in antiques 

if you have a fascination for things from the past.

You can easily get started with Masterworks — 

buying fractional pieces of fine art, and 

watch the value soar!

7. Sports Cards

Did you ever grow up collecting sports cards? 

Well, that market is currently in a frenzy. 

Sports cards have increased in value over time, much like 

other types of artwork or memorabilia, as more individuals choose

 to invest their money in unique and priceless items.

Values on sports cards are accurate. 

My friend just spent six figures on cards by 

purchasing the cards of players 

who may have recently lost favor but who are 

unquestionably Hall of Famers. 

Dust off your old cards and determine their value, at the very least!

A LeBron James rookie card recently sold for $1.8 million! 

Look at this price chart of one of the rarest cards on earth, 

a mint Honus Wagner. 

8. Invest in a Private Business

If you're fortunate enough to have access to good offers, 

you may want to consider investing in 

venture capital or private equity, 

which allows you to make direct investments 

in private companies. Additionally, in order to do this, 

you must often be a "accredited investor." 

Over the years, I've invested in restaurants, technological companies, 

and medical clinic firms. 

There is, however, another approach. 

By becoming entrepreneurs and founding their own companies, 

purchasing franchises, or forming partnerships, 

more and more people are taking charge of their destiny. 

Jeff has accomplished this with both this website and 

his prior advisory practice! Additionally, he knows 

someone who has successfully launched multiple 

locations for two businesses. 

He's probably visited 10 places so far, and he doesn't 

seem to be slowing down.

To get started, there are sites, like Primeshops.co, 

where you can buy websites and digital businesses

You can learn how to buy these 

businesses on those sites, 

and get comfortable with the process. 

Want more information on starting your own business? 

Check out these posts on the “13 best small-business ideas” 

and “65 home-based business ideas”.

9. Invest in Yourself

You might find this one a little surprising, 

but give it some thought. 

You can always make an investment in yourself. 

How do you go about that?

Developing your skills is one way. 

Knowing something is important, and you can 

learn almost anything online. 

The following are some fantastic platforms for skill-up:

Masterclass

Coursera

Linkedin Learning

Another way is by going back to school to get a degree 

that’ll help you get to the next level. 

Jeff started by investing into designations like the CFP® designation. 

Maybe you want to be a CPA to be a 

Certified Public Accountant. 

It's possible that specific titles in your industry could lead 

to prospective raises or present you with fresh prospects at work.

For myself, I've spent a lot of money 

on premium courses to master 

Facebook advertising, SEO, email marketing, 

and Google AdWords. 

Hiring a coach is another method you can invest in yourself. 

Perhaps you might work with a coach for personal growth. 

I'm working with an entrepreneur coach right now, 

and I can assure you 

that the investment has more than paid for itself.

11. Online Business Investment

You can invest your money of buying 

profitable online business.

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Investing into Stock Market Alternatives

These are just a handful of the stock market options 

you can choose from. 

While some of these are unconventional and perhaps 

less liquid than stock market investments, 

they have positive returns on investment.

Have you experimented with investing 

in markets besides the stock market? 

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