Here are some picks for alternative opportunities for accredited investors.
1 Own a piece of farmland with FarmTogether
Minimum investment: $15,000
FarmTogether is an online investment platform that lets accredited investors take a stake in farmland across the United States.
Wouldn’t have thought of that, would you? That’s because farmland has been out of reach to all but the ultra-rich — until now.
The company makes investing in institutional-quality farmland easy by removing the barriers to entry that would otherwise turn investors away. FarmTogether offers:
The company also offers a bespoke program for those looking to own the entire farm outright and can accommodate 1031 exchanges.
2 Become a real estate tycoon on CrowdStreet
Minimum investment: $10,000 ($25,000 for most opportunities)
Through CrowdStreet, you can invest in real estate through crowdfunding — so you can own a piece of valuable property without the upfront investment of hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
CrowdStreet gives you options for investing, so you can build your portfolio exactly the way you want it. You can:
CrowdStreet minimizes fees, too. You’ll pay no transaction fees, sales commissions, or additional fees, just an annual fee on funds between 0.50% and 2.5% and variable fees for direct investments.
3 Diversify your portfolio through Yieldstreet
Minimum investment: $500 to $15,000
Yieldstreet offers retail investors a variety of alternative investments that have traditionally been available only to the ultra-wealthy. Through the platform, you can invest in funds that include art, real estate, legal finance and more.
Uniquely, this platform offers a wide range of asset classes and a range of investment minimums, so you can find the opportunities that are right for you. Accreditation isn’t required for all Yieldstreet offers, but you have access to more options as an accredited investor.
Investment options include:
4 Be your own hedge fund with CARL
Minimum investment: $20,000
CARL is a robo-advisor app that aggregates hedge fund opportunities to make this type of investment opportunity more accessible.
The platform comes with a low minimum investment and gives you access to algorithmic trading — like having your own quant in your pocket (without the high cost).
Just like you do with stock investments through other robo-advisors, you can browse hedge fund strategies on CARL’s platform and choose how much of your investment to allocate to each. The app shows you real-time performance updates with suggested actions to take to optimize your portfolio.
When most people think of investing, they generally think of traditional investments—namely stocks, bonds, and cash. Whether it’s the index fund in your 401(k) or the cash in your savings account, these traditional investments are common for most ind
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