Alternative investments are financial assets that don’t fall into one of the conventional investment categories—stocks, bonds, real estate, or cash. Today, they’re gaining more and more traction as technology makes them easier to execute. Examples include:
– Peer-to-peer lending (P2P; refer to
– Real estate (refer to
– Real estate Notes (the niche Faller Financial is in)
– Collectibles
– Gold
– Non-fungible tokens (NFT)

And there are more. In this series, I’m weighing in a little on some of the more popular alternative investments.

DISCLAIMER: I’m familiar enough to be dangerous with many of these asset classes so I’ll do more commenting and referring than anything. Hopefully, some of it will be helpful.

A collectible is anything that can be sold for more money than it was originally worth. Its value has increased over time. Examples include:
– Comic books
– Coins
– Dolls
– Art prints
– Books
– Watches
– Statues

Here are a couple of really important things to keep in mind about collectibles:
1. Once you go to sell the thing, prepare yourself for a capital gains punch in the gut: 28%. If you sell it in less than one year of purchasing it, the money you make will be taxed as ordinary income.

2. It isn’t going to kick off a cent of income or dividend checks like other investments.

But if you’re still interested, check out the following sites where you can buy or sell collectibles:
1. Sothebys
2. catawiki
3. eBay
4. Collector Online
5. Ruby Lane
6. Christies

To learn more about the ups and downs of investing in collectibles, check out one or more of the following articles:
– Investing in collectibles: 5 types of collectibles that have historically offered bankable returns

5 Tips for Collectible Investing

What You Need to Know with Collectibles as an Investment

6 Tips for Antique and Collectible Investments

How To Invest In Collectibles

Just remember…
Collectibles are about as alternative as you can get when it comes to alternatives. They are very risky, potentially offering zero upsides. But they offer a lot of intrigue and potential (!) opportunity.

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