Monday, December 16, 2013

Looking To Invest? 5 Foreign Investment Ideas For Your Portfolio

Luckily, no one needs to scour through information on hundreds of countries or upcoming trends in developing states in order to invest internationally. Instead, here is a look at five simple investment ideas that many have not though of when it comes to expanding the portfolio. 

1. French Wine

What many investors are surprised to hear is that wine funds are both popular and a great investment. Much like a hedge fund, a specialist in both wines and finances will allow investors to pool money in order to invest in new or established wineries, bottles, or companies.

This not only will diversity your portfolio, but it yields good results as well. When investing it is best to spread out your money, this is a great option to mix things up and still be happy with the results. 

2. Chinese Clean Energy

While China is a global player, the country is now encountering huge issues with air pollution, toxins in the soil, and irreversible damage to wildlife. This has led them to begin looking at projects for clean energy in all parts of the country. Investors should take a look at their up-and-coming hydroelectric plants and solar panel fields to get an idea on the scale of growth they can expect. This is a great potential opportunity. Something is going to have to be done in China, if you are invested in the right companies you could really benefit through the market. 

3. Iraqi Currency

The value of the Iraqi dinar has risen and fallen due to instability in the region, but many are looking to dinar news to see that this form of currency is looking profitable in the near future. For those that do buy dinar, even minor changes to the region could result in dramatic increases to the currency’s global worth making it an excellent investment opportunity.

4. German Housing Market

Japan has long been one of the most undervalued investment markets for property, but foreign investing can become a lifelong hassle. This is why many investors may want to look at the German housing market. Both German land and German houses have remained chronically undervalued by as much as 15 percent when rent, home sales, and land prices are taken into consideration.

By being aware of history and trends, you will be able to better understand the market and how the stocks will react and change. 

5. Globally Appealing Art

A few pieces of art around one’s home can be much more than decoration, but investing in art is not for the faint of heart. Sometimes considered to be more complex than any other form of investment, investors will want to ensure that they not only love art, but are devoted to the extensive research that each piece will require along with global art trends.

Diversifying one’s portfolio is an absolute must in today’s volatile economic climate. With these few international ideas, investors have a number of great new options for unique and exciting markets.

Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn't writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

1 comment:

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