Alternative Investment Options For New Investors

These days, it seems like so many of the established ‘safe’ investment options are no longer delivering returns. Many of us grew up with a lot of old wisdom about the best, the safest, and the most lucrative ways to invest our capital. But if you are just starting your investment journey, all it takes is a quick look at the market to see that things have changed pretty radically.

Over the course of the last two years, we have seen so many businesses forced to close their doors. We have seen the property market go through a rate of inflation that is truly alarming. Technology is changing the way we do business and opening new doors on a daily basis. With that in mind, investment options that may have seemed out of the ordinary before may now appear more attractive.

Here are just a few:


Let’s start with one of the most discussed investment options out there right now. Cryptocurrency has gone from being a niche option to an increasingly mainstream route into investing. We are seeing more and more big businesses invest in blockchain technology, popular companies planning to accept crypto as payment, major banks offering crypto services, and even PayPal allowing their users to process crypto transactions. However, cryptocurrency is still an extremely volatile asset, so you need to do your research on any potential investment. This is also an investment that will require a lot of your time and focus.

Think About Using An Investment Manager To Invest Through The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

An investment manager could be your best bet for growth potential, and they can do this by locating a great company for an EIS investment. A good investment manager will use their expertise to recommend the best options for your specific needs, whilst ensuring all risks are clearly communicated. Whether it’s investing in media or venture capital, they will help you to find the enterprise investment scheme that’s best for you. Oxford Capital is a great example of a company helping investors achieve their investment goals.

Consider Crowdfunding Equity

One of the major innovations of the last decade or so has been the use of crowdfunding to help entrepreneurs get over the finish line. It takes a lot of work, of course, to build the kind of campaign that will convince strangers to hand over their hard-earned cash, but there can be no denying that we are seeing more and more successful businesses come out of crowdfunding space. If you are looking to invest, why not consider investing in the equity of a business that has caught your eye? This is obviously a gamble, but if you believe in it you could think about taking the leap.

Buy To Let Properties

One of the oldest investment strategies in the book is buying property to resell at a later date. Well, with the way that the property market has been going in recent months, we are going to see a decline in house prices at some point soon. Meanwhile, rental properties will always be in high demand, and there has been a boom in staycationers wanting short term rental homes to stay in. Buying a property to let could be a solid investment in the long term, although it will require more active involvement on your part as a landlord or landlady.