When investing in 2012, there are a number of strategies that work. Obviously real estate and stock investing are two popular methods everyone knows about. However, because of the debt crisis in the Eurozone and the poor economic reports in America, many investors are going away from these traditional investments. If you are looking for alternative ways to make money in 2012, here are two forms of investment that work:
The price of coins and stamps, of course, is determined by their supply and demand of them. Basically, the rarer they are, the higher in price they are. However, in the case of coin investing, the price of the metal is also something that factors into its’ worth.
Coins are a safe form of investment that will keep going up every year, regardless of what the economy is doing. They are a great hedge against inflation. Of course, since gold coins are considered legal tender in the United Kingdom, there are capital gains tax advantages for putting money in them.
Stamps’ prices are solely determined by supply and demand. You really have to know a lot about coins to make money with these investments, so make sure you get educated before you start buying stamps.
Putting money in trees is something else to consider. While trees get bigger, their value goes up regardless of what the economy is doing. After all, wood will always be in demand, so this is a good safe investment.
Generally speaking, tree investments increase in value roughly 6% a year. Therefore, you are not going to make a huge ROI, but it is a good safe way to keep increasing your money every year. If you are leery of bonds, wood is the way to go.
Investing in 2012 calls for some different strategies, due to the shaky economy. Both of these methods are relatively safe and risk free. While you could still make more money with real estate or stock investing, these strategies are more time consuming, and often are riskier. If you want a safe way to make money, than coins, stamps and timber are options to consider.