As for those expecting to avoid traditional plans, some new and weird investment strategies like renting cows, funding treasure hunts, betting on death, and collecting wine, may become their preferred choice.
A client insists financial advisor Steve Juetten to add the value of over 4,000 bottles of wine in his cellar to his annual personal balance sheet because they are not just normal vintage wines and their price is not cheap. For example, a Lafite-Rothschild 2008 vintage is at 1,500 pounds upon its release, but its price doubles within two weeks.
Let image how much money the client own if buying the bottles
Some investors, including Gestel company of France, pay more attention to the cows than even blue-chip stocks because the business offers annual returns of 5% despite of the macroeconomic climate. The investors have provided ways to buy and rent cows as an investment.
Renting cows is really an effective way to avoid traditional plans
Super Bowl and Stock Market Predictor
According to an academic study by Lee professor George Kester, the stock market will be up on the year whenever an original NFL team wins the Super Bowl, but it will be down if an original AFL wins the Super Bowl.
As of 2010, the overall prediction accuracy was 77.3%, based on Kester’s research
Funding Treasure Hunts
Though finding the gold and other treasures in sunken ships may bring much profit, few people have enough funds to launch their own expeditions. However, with a brokerage account, anyone can buy shares of publicly-traded company Odyssey Marine, which earns profits by salvaging goods from shipwrecks.
Since the start of 2010, shares of the company have doubled
Betting on Death
People, who expect to receive cash in early on their own life insurance policy, can sell the rights to the death benefit to an outside party. If the seller dies before the estimated life expectancy, the buyer may receive a higher return, and if the seller lives longer, the return is lower.
The investment strategy seems to be very weird and bearish
Investing in Virtual Currency
Have you ever thought of betting on digital currency? The uncommon investment strategy is very profitable but dangerous. For instance, the latest denomination Bitcoin created in 2009 has been five-fold in dollar terms since early May, while a previous virtual currency offered by Flooz.com went bust, making the credits worthless.
Investors have to consider carefully before they invest on virtual currencies
Betting Against Congress
If people have a cynical view of politicians, the Congressional Effect Fund (CEFFX) can become their favorable choice. The fund invests in the S&P 500 on days as Congress is out of session and invests in interest-bearing domestic securities or to otherwise be out of the stock market as Congress is in session.
The fund is up just 6% since the beginning of 2010, while the S&P is up 22%
Definition of Bitcoin