Safe Alternative Investments

There are many different ways to invest your money, from bonds and stocks to mutual funds and FOREX. The last decade hasn’t done a lot to inspire confidence in shares, but fear not! There are alternative options available and in this blog we're looking at some of the safer investment options available.

 

Gold

Buying gold as an investment can protect your wealth and can make you very wealthy down the line. You can buy gold in two main forms: coins or bars (also known as ingots). Coins have the advantage of being more flexible to sell, but if you are looking to buy a sizeable amount of gold, bars might make more sense for you.

Another benefit of investing in gold is that your investment is protected against currency devaluations as well as if a banking or economic crisis should occur.

Art

Fine art can be a good investment because, historically, the price fluctuations in the art market don't reflect the ups and downs of traditional stock and bonds.

Collecting work by emerging artists is a fantastic way to begin investing in art; and it is work that doesn’t instantly appeal which often leads to a modern master. But the most important thing to remember when buying art is that you actually like the piece. Unlike any other investment, you have to look at a piece of artwork every day.

Watches

The value of premium second-hand watches has been clocking up; even in the tough economic times of late.

When it comes to investing in watches, it all boils down to the make and rarity. Back in 2013 Christie’s in Geneva sold 50 Rolex Oyster Daytonas, a model that dates back 50 years, and raised £8m.

Lloyd Amsdon, co-founder of pre-owned watch marketplace watchfinder.co.uk, claims that there are several watches available that are sure to rise in value.  These include:

  • Omega Spacemaster Z-33 RRP £3,160
  • TAG Heuer Silverstone RRP £5,250
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph RRP £7,650
  • Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 116660 RRP £8,050
  • Rolex Sky-Dweller RRP £26,100

Property

Everybody is an expert in houses. From the day we’re born we live in them and see how our needs change over the years. From needing a bigger bedroom to needing a bigger house there is always a need for property. Plus, you can leverage up your property investment. A bank will lend you £200,000 to buy a house at an interest rate that’s just slightly above inflation, but if you try getting the same deal to buy a high-yield share portfolio, you're going to struggle.

Property is a real asset, and as such it has the ability to rise in price with inflation. Shares also have the ability to respond to inflation, but it’s a not the same smooth ride you get with property.

 

As experts in the acquisition, management and sale of both commercial and residential properties, The Prideview Group have built up a very strong reputation in the world of commercial auctions and private treatise.

If you are looking for an investment property in London, we would be happy to assist. Please browse our website to see some of the opportunities we have on offer, and do contact us to discuss your requirement in more detail.

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