Alternative investments

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Crowdfunding is a type of investment, where investors would put money into equities of newly established startups, rather than large blue-chip companies. This gives them an opportunity to pick an investment which perfectly describes their investing sentiment and that represents the idea which they, even personally, care about. 

When it comes to this type of investing, there are several platforms on which potential investors can reach their goals. Fundrise is the one for real estate investors, where they can invest in both REITs and electronic real estate funds. While minimum investment with it is as low as $10, with Yieldstreet is up to $1,000, with additional options of investing into the financial sector. Groundfloor offers the possibility of investing to both accredited and non-accredited investors in the real estate sector through notes and so-called Limited Resource Obligations (LROs).

Some of these alternative investments don’t strictly follow the stock market and they are a good tool for portfolio diversification. Vinovest offers an investment option previously available only to the very rich and this is the investment in fine wine, which can be done with as little as $1,000. Masterworks is a platform that buys fine art from major galleries and offers individual investors a chance to own a portion of it. These fine arts objects are registered with SEC and the platform offers class A stocks for it to potential investors. When these objects are sold to private collectors, investors would get a portion of this revenue.