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December 30, 2015 by  
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( If you’ve got any sort of experience in investments, you probably are already familiar with bonds and stocks. That’s where most of the money goes and for good reason. The returns are high, their performances are proven, and the market is easy to navigate. There is one potential downfall, though, and that’s over saturation. As more and more people clamor to get involved with investment, the value of stocks plummets. And that doesn’t seem to be changing.

Outside of those areas, though, is a whole world of investment opportunities that largely remain untouched. And guess what? They could all be equally as profitable as traditional shares, if not more so. 2016 could be the perfect time to jump on board these alternative investments, as you want to push your way ahead of the crowd.

If you’re not experienced in investing, don’t panic. Our friends at have you covered. They’ll be able to give you the rundown on what to look out for before you get into investing. But, what are some of the areas that every investor needs to start looking at sooner rather than later? Let’s run through them, and try not to delay!© Copyright 2010 CorbisCorporation

Physical Assets

The word ‘assets’ has been tossed around so much that nobody really knows what it means anymore. The definition changes to suit any given agenda, which can make investments harder to navigate. When I use assets here, I’m going to mean tangible objects. Of course, perhaps the most popular asset investment is property. Outside of bonds and shares, which probably clocks in with gold in the second tier of investments.

Other options, depending on your budget, are oil, metal, and land. The forecasts state that all three areas are going to continue to reap rewards well into 2016. That makes them an ideal starting point to get involved in the world of investment. For the most part, they’re free from risk and offer high returns. Isn’t that the very definition of an ideal asset? For lower budgets, collectibles such as art continue to fare well on the market and are equally as good options.

Private Eye

A lot of people think their equity options are limited to those on the public market, but that is far from the case. Rather, the private market is just as lucrative. And what’s more? There is a multitude of private companies in comparison to public. That means more businesses and more opportunities to invest. Many of them would be happy to take your money, too. Take a look at some of the startups that appeal to you, and inquire about investment opportunities.

Of course, equity is by no means your only option. Indeed, you can look into making a direct investment, if a small business is willing. While it is slightly riskier than a private equity fund, the potential rewards are much greater. You’re not limited to startups, either, as many businesses look for investment at various cycles. Perhaps they have the ambition to expand, and that’s where you come in.

Staff Writer; Alisha Moore

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