The current investment climate has forced investors to be creativity and open minded as they seek alternative investment opportunities. These opportunities represent a shift from the tradition investment opportunities which are volatile due to global market changes that have seen investors lose millions of dollars.
Most investors trust assets that are physical rather than investment based on paper. Investments like shares and bonds. Gold as well as other precious metals have always been the trusted means of trade for centuries. Even with today advance economy, Gold still remain as a measure of wealth and trade. When prices fall in stock market, investors always sell their shares and buy gold. The price of Gold never fall drastically as you will witness shares prices falling on stock market. That is why it is the favorite and favorable alternative means of investment. Other physical assets include real assets and agricultural farm.
The other alternative is betting on supply and demand opportunities. Investors are looking on what is on demand in their investment-sphere. Whether it is service or goods, they spent money to understand the market and then invest where the demand is high. This requires you to know when to invest and when to exist. The returns are high if you can identify the right market demand.
The idea with alternative investment is to invest in areas that have high chances of asset appreciations and is less affected by global market changes.