1. Jump into the crypto market starting with $1

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Once considered a niche asset, Bitcoin has entered the mainstream.

Even big names like Elon Musk and Mark Cuban now hold millions of dollars worth of it in their portfolios.

Some even call cryptos “digital gold.”

While Bitcoin is in a slump right now, its historical average annual return between 2011 and 2021 is 230%.

Thanks to Robinhood, investing in cryptocurrencies is easier (and cheaper) than ever.

Other big crypto exchanges charge up to 4% per transaction when buying or selling crypto.

Robinhood, on the other hand, charges 0%. And it allows you to trade not only Bitcoin, but also Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Ethereum classic, Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin SV.

There’s no need to buy a whole coin. You can start with as little as $1. So set up an account and start investing today.

2. Invest in iconic paintings by world-famous artists

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You might think that investing in fine art by the likes of Banksy and Andy Warhol is only an option for the ultra-rich.

But with an investing platform called Masterworks, you can invest in iconic artworks too, just like Jeff Bezos and Peggy Guggenheim.

On average, contemporary artworks appreciate in value by 14% per year, which is significantly higher than the average returns of 9.5% you’d see with the S&P 500.

And investing with Masterworks lets you bypass a lot of the drawbacks of art investing — you won’t need to scour garage sales looking for a lost work by a master, and you won’t have to scramble to find a buyer if you need to sell your shares fast.

Masterworks is one of the first art investment platforms, and it’s available by invite only.

If you want to own a piece of art history — and take the next step towards your first million — you can request an invitation by using this special link.

3. Pour your portfolio a glass of recession resistance

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Fine wine is a sweet comfort in any situation — and now it can make your investment portfolio a little more comfortable, too.

Ownership in real assets like fine wine could be the diversification you need to protect your portfolio against the volatile effects of inflation and recession. High-net-worth investors have kept this secret to themselves for too long.

Consider for a moment that Sotheby’s Wine Index has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 since 2005. Meanwhile, the Sotheby’s Burgundy Market has significantly outperformed the S&P 500 since 2007 while the Sotheby’s Bordeaux Market index outperformed the S&P 500 from 2005-2019, according to Business Insider.

Now a platform called Vinovest helps everyday buyers invest in fine wines — no sommelier certification required.

Vinovest automatically selects the best wines for your portfolio based on your goals, and it tells you the best times to sell to get the best value for your wine.

4. Generate a diversified passive income stream through Yieldstreet

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Yieldstreet offers retail investors a chance to receive passive income through a variety of alternative investments — opportunities that have traditionally been available only to the ultra-rich.

Through the platform, you can access asset classes that typically have a low correlation to the stock market including luxury vehicle finance, commercial real estate, and even marine finance.

Uniquely, this platform also offers a wide range of investment minimums, so you can find the passive income opportunities that are just right for you.

Case in point: Yieldstreet’s Prism fund lets you build a high-quality, multi-asset fixed-income portfolio with a minimum investment of just $500.

You’ll receive quarterly cash distributions. And, of course, you’ll benefit from any long-term appreciation on top of that.

Sign up easily and join 300,000+ members today.

Final Thoughts

You don’t need to limit yourself to the stock market in order to invest successfully.

These four investment ideas aren’t typical, but nonetheless real. Maybe reading about these alternatives will inspire you to think outside of the box when looking for interesting places to invest your own money.

Always remember to consult with a financial advisor to discuss the merits of your ideas and associated risks.

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