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Unpopular Investments People Should Do More

Unpopular Investments People Should Do More

When planning for the future, you may consider putting your hard-earned money to good use. Whether it be through an investment in something that you like or something entirely new, you can increase your income significantly in the long run by making wise investments. There are a lot of options out there, but here are some of the less popular, but no less rewarding, investment plans.

Gold

When you think about it, the value of gold does not fluctuate as drastically as stocks in the market. In fact, gold investors like this precious metal for its prolonged financial protection. As the financial saving gurus at IRA Investing emphasize, gold will help you make a great amount of money over the years and will help protect your wealth. The precious metal is ancient and scarce, which makes it a valuable and trusty material that won’t lose value. Gold a good investment for your retirement, and some even claim that gold is a great tool for reducing losses when other investments, such as stocks, real estate, or bonds fail.

Bitcoin Mining

Because bitcoin and blockchain technology are both fairly new to the economic world, mining is not a very popular method of investment; however, once you get the hang of using computer hardware for bitcoin mining, the process will prove to be very rewarding. Sure, the hardware for bitcoin mining can be a bit expensive, but it will be eventually worth the money.

Art

For ages, art was a favored source of investment, but lately not many people want to take the risk. While art prices can easily fluctuate, investing your money in a painting or a sculpture can be extremely profitable, but because not all pieces of art are going to be good investments, you have to be methodical with how you approach investing in art. For starters, you should study different paintings and sculptures to help you understand the colors and composition of a great art piece. This will help you identify what makes an art piece appealing and will help you decide what pieces are worth investing in. Don’t start big; buy reasonably priced items, then you can purchase more expensive items once your investments become successful. You must also keep in mind that these items are irreplaceable and shouldn’t be damaged in any way, as this will deduct from their value.

Delivery Services

Delivery service investment is not unusual, but it is still not as popular as it should be. You can invest in package or product delivery services to particular areas that aren’t usually reached by companies such as FedEx. A growing trend of using delivery services has been going on for a while now, especially with everyone being on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, if you’re willing to invest in a food delivery service, for example, it might turn out to be quite profitable.

Comic Books

Investing in comic books may be just the thing for you if you’re an avid comic book collector. Not many people would consider investing in comic books as an option to get profits, but if you’ve collected comic books that date back to the 70s or 80s, they might be worth a lot of money today. To get an idea of how valuable comic books can get, the first issue of Captain America is worth $343,000, and Action Comics’ No. 1 issue, featuring the debut of Superman, sold for $1.5 million in an auction. Knowing how valuable comics can be, you might want to sort out your collection and determine which ones are rare. Of course, you will have to pay attention to their condition as missing pages and paper quality will affect the price.

Rare Books

Like old comic books, rare books— especially first editions— can be worth a lot of money. Signed books can also add to the value of the book. If you’re planning on buying rare books, don’t search for them in a local antique store, look for them in auctions or with book dealers instead. This will help you be sure of the authenticity and quality of the book, which makes your investment more sturdy.

Now that you know all these investment ideas, all you have to do is pick the one that suits you best. All you need to do is make sure that your investment is going to be worth it, and seek the advice of an expert investor to help you avoid mistakes.


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by Dirk DeBie // Contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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