Alternative Ways to Diversify your Investment Portfolio
If there is anything 2008’s crisis has taught us, it is that placing all our faith (and assets) in financial banking institutions is a surefire way to maximise your investment portfolio’s risk. It is just not enough to work off the stock market, store your liquid assets in the bank, and call it a day. The world is unpredictable, and the only way to survive it is to minimise your risk. One way to do that is to diversify your investment portfolio.
There are more methods today to spread your wealth and protect yourself against financial crises and other forms of risk. Here are five ways you can consider as you think about investing in 2019.
1. Bullion (gold and silver)
If there is anything that will stand the test of time and always retain great value, it is bullion. If you have not already considered it, stocking up on gold and silver bars (or even coins) is a great way to efficiently and quickly protect your wealth in trying times. Should the markets collapse, gold and silver will always have value – thus insuring yourself against losing everything.
2. Equity crowdfunding (investing in businesses)
Parking your money in someone else’s business is another great way to diversify your investment portfolio, especially if you have strong faith that this business will take off in a couple of years’ time. It is a great way to diversify and also support someone else’s ambition – and if you have hit the nail on the head with your strategies, you might just stumble on the next Facebook.
Consider investing into promising startups or businesses that hold great potential as a way to wisely spend your money with a chance of great returns in the future.
3. Starting your own business
If investing into another’s business is not your cup of tea, then why not invest in yourself? Entrepreneurship can lead to great returns, provided you have a solid vision and a great product to roll out into the market.
Identify an area of need in society that has not yet been met, and make that your new business model. Starting up your own company can also ensure that your wealth is protected as you continue to generate revenue and profit, instead of parking it all in the form of stocks and bonds in an unstable market.
4. Fine art collections
If there is anything that will continue to grow in value as the years go by, it is fine art. Consider the great works stored in museums all over the world – how much are they worth now?
If you have the means, collecting fine art to diversify your investment portfolio could lead to some very lucrative ends. Just be prepared to store your art collections in controlled environments within private vaults, such that their longevity will be ensured and their value will continue to increase.
5. Luxury watches
Watches, to some, are timeless – which is why the value of some luxury watches will continue to increase the longer you hold onto them (and keep them working).
Consider investing in luxury watches and storing your wealth in these intricate devices. As the years go by, their value and demand may increase, and you will be able to sell them off for a hefty profit should the need ever arise. Keep an eye out for luxury watches being specially produced and built, and consider investing into them for a long-term goal.
With more and more ways of investing springing up as times continue changing, consider storing your wealth in different areas in order to effectively diversify your investment portfolio. In a world that has been shaken by financial crises, political turmoil, and war, there is no better way to protect your wealth than to store your eggs in various baskets.
Minimise your risk and invest with a peace of mind, and store your assets in private vaults to ensure maximum protection. For the future of your wealth, why not?
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