Investment strategies these days are quite risky to undertake especially that the erratic condition of the global economy creates an unstable market resulting to the skyrocketing of prices of all prime commodities. While mutual funds and stock exchange are not quite reliable, there are other ways to invest money that are uncommon to the majority of investors. Here are strange ways to make money out of your investments:
Renting a Cow
Renting a cow is basically investing your money on cows that will produce dairy products as well as meat products. The calculation of returns is at 5% per annum. Despite movement of the macroeconomic climate, you get the same percentage of ROI. This means that your investment earns in slightly small amounts but sure in returns.
Funding Treasure Hunts
Recovering treasures from sunken ships and exploring valuable resources from shipwrecks underwater are what funding treasure hunts is all about. If you are willing to invest your money on this kind of product, you will have to buy shares at a marine merchant that is a company that earns profit through salvaging goods from sunken ships and shipwrecks. Time is a consideration in this investment in order to double the amount of your shares.
Betting Against Congress
For individuals who are skeptical in their views about politicians, there’s the so-called CEFFX or Congressional Effect Fund, which is an investment platform that allows investors to put their money into interest-bearing domestic securities. The calculation of returns is dependent status of the congress whether it is in-session or out of session.
Collecting vintage wine is another bizarre method of investment. In here, you should be willing to invest your money antique wine purchase. A collection of vintage wine in the cellar can be a part of your personal assets. The older the wine gets, the higher its value. This goes to show that vintage wine appreciates over time where the price of each bottle can double in just a few weeks.
The principle behind investing in collectible coins is like that of buying vintage items in a pawnshop. You have to wait for a long period of time before your investment to double or triple in amount. The value of collectible coins is dependent on its metal content. Usually, the oldest coins obtain the highest metal value therefore these are the best coins to buy. It is recommended to take caution in this investment strategy because risks are involved when it comes to scrutinizing the authenticity of each coin.
Any of the investments obviously sounds odd but it is their peculiarity that makes them enticing to try. Before choosing your medium for investment, study the system first and think about its return of investment (ROI). An intelligent analysis will help you put your money in the right product. If you are considering an investment that will never fail despite the market crash, it is always safe to invest in gold. Its value increases over time and merchants are readily available to transform these into cash.
My girlfriend and I have got to know a local farmer here in the UK. After some deep discussions about the price of meat these days, we’re considering “investing” in a pig. He will rear it with the others and then we’ll get a whole butchered pig at the end. It’s a weird investment but sounds like fun! 🙂
I used to have some cattle so the idea to rent a cow sounds appealing. I don’t know how the situation is in the U.S. but in the four years I have been watching cattle prices here, they have doubled, because less people are doing it and there is a raise in people’s revenue that mean they can afford more meat. We will always need to eat so that sounds like a solid investment.
I agree, Pauline. I watched with interest your cow investment, and Jim over at Critical Financial did timber investment one time and made big bucks: double digit returns in two years, if I remember correctly.
Some unique strategies there, Aaron. I’ve never heard of betting against Congress. Do you invest in any of these things yourself?
I have to disagree on the closing statement. It’s not “always safe to invest in gold”. Look at its performance the last two years. Anyone thinking the wild ride would just keep going up was in for a very rude awakening.
Not to get all “Jesus” on ya, but whenever I think of gold as a rock solid investment, I think of this verse: They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumbling block of their iniquity. -Ezekiel 7:19
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