What are some investment ideas that are atypical but can have great returns?

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If I hear one more thing about investing in fine art I will lose my shit..


I look for antique firearms at estate sales. There are apps to find/ review estate sales. It was kind of just a hobby/ collector thing, but it is a hobby that’s now a great income. Also, firearms in general can be a great investment, as long as you know what to look for and what might be popular/ rare later. I got a bunch of Russian AKs before the import ban, knowing we’d drop the hammer eventually, and Trump did. Now with the war I’m seeing them at 1000% return on investment.


There’s boatloads of money in Incan matrimonial head masks if you can move them; but you can’t.


If you meet the SEC’s definition of an accredited investor ($1M net worth, or over $200K/year annual income), a whole world awaits you in the realm of early stage startups. You can create a profile for yourself on Crunchbase, AngelList, and similar platforms. From there, you’ll have a wide range of startups in different sectors that are each in different stages of funding. You won’t be able to invest alongside Venture Capital, since those deals are later stage investments in the tens of millions, or hundreds of millions of dollars. But if you have the time to do your due diligence, and are patient, you can invest in promising startups before the VC players will even look at them. These deals are very different from crowdfunding, since crowdfunding is generally not suited for companies that plan to IPO. So, there’s the potential for big gains here. As the founder of a company that’s going through a $2M financing round now, our annual growth has been a consistent 45% year-over-year, and this year we’re expecting a valuation increase by some multiple. However, the general public is prohibited from participating unless they meet the SEC’s definition of an accredited investor. So, this is not for everyone.