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Profit-making passions: Hobbies as alternative investments

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A look at hobbies as alternative investments

Bored of bonds? Find stocks too volatile? Some investors are turning their hobbies or interests into potentially lucrative investment vehicles. It can be risky but also full of rewards. And there are often few immediate dividends apart from emotional ones. From art, antiques and vintage autos to whiskey and wine, here's a look at alternative investments that do double duty as both passions and profit generators.

By CNBC.com's Kenneth Kiesnoski.
Posted 4 Dec. 2013

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