For people to make enough money to fund their retirement and long-term goals, investing is a necessity. For those that are looking to invest in the future, finding unique ways to invest and diversify is very important. There are three interesting types of investments in particular that you should consider. These investments can help you to better manage your investments while also providing you with a good return on investment.
One interesting investment option would be to invest in shipping containers. The shipping and transportation industry is a very important one that is required to get products and services all over the world. To do this, shipping companies will need to have a lot of heavy steel shipping containers to ship products. Unfortunately, there is a lot of capital costs that go into shipping containers.
Today, many shipping companies will lease the containers from individual investors. As an investor, you can purchase a shipping container and then lease it for full use to the shipping company under a very long-term lease. This will then provide you with a guaranteed return on investment, which is often 12% or higher unlevered. As an investor, you will never have to actually touch or hold the container and you can always sell your interest at a profit in the future.
Micro Lending and Investing
When you are looking to invest your money, another great option would be to invest through a micro lending or investing platform. With a micro lending platform, you can participate in loans that are provided directly to consumers and small businesses. With each loan, you will get a summary of the transaction that will outline risks and benefits to help you decide if it is a good investment.
When micro investing, you can place small investments into real estate projects, companies, and other vehicles. These can allow you to invest small amounts across a variety of different vehicles, which will provide you with a very natural way to diversify your capital. Micro lending and investing vehicles can often provide investment returns in excess of 10%.
For those that would like to invest more in the stock market, but do not know enough about individual companies, investing in an ETF could be a great option. An ETF is a fund that invests in a very select area of the market. Some ETFs that could provide you with great investment returns are those that are focused in the tech industry. Currently, there are a variety of top bio technology ETFs that can provide you with very high potential returns while also diversifying your funds across a variety of different investments.
Davenport Laroche is a shipping container investment agency.