Investment Strategy


  • Diving Into Sunken-Treasure Investing Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:06 AM ET
    A sample of gold bars, coins and jewelry recovered from the $450 million treasure cache discovered on the Atocha shipwreck.

    Gold coins, gems and historic artifacts that were lost at sea have captured the imagination of treasure hunters for centuries. For a minimal investment, though, you can get a piece of the action without getting wet

  • REITs Are Quite Alright Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    A confluence of economic and market conditions make them an excellent option for diversifying a portfolio: low interest rates, a strong potential for inflation, lots of available capital and real estate bargains.

  • Precious Metals Dearer Than Ever Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Financial advisors have long recommended that investors have some precious metals in their portfolios, but years of solid gains, as well as heightened interest in inflation hedges and safe havens, have made metals more alluring than ever.

  • Horses Are An Investment You Can Ride Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    If you want to make money on horses, you have two options: racing or breeding. Either way, seek out someone who knows the thoroughbred business, develop a plan and don’t be afraid to sell after you win a race.

  • Playing The Celebrity-Guitar Market Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    Though the condition of the instrument and the rarity of the model are also important, an interesting history is the key determining factor in the world of collectible celebrity guitars.

  • Green Grows On Companies And Investors Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET
    A worker cleans solar panels at a solar photovoltaic power station under construction in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.

    Investors who care about the environment or believe it’s just a matter of time before the nation’s lawmakers begin to address climate change, have a growing number of green investment options.

  • Foreclosure

    If you’re looking to renovate and flip, forget it. But if you’re in a position to buy and hold, with the intent of either renting your property or sitting on it until the real estate recession subsides, the market is ripe for the picking.

  • Investing In Fine Art Can Mean Pretty Profits Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET
    "Tete" carved by Italian sculptor and painter Amadeo Modigliani

    Investment-grade art enjoys a low correlation with other asset classes, including stocks and bonds, strengthening its case as a candidate for portfolio diversification.

  • Investing In The Big Screen Can Be A Profitable Story Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET
    The Hangover

    If you haven't enjoyed the stock market's plot line in recent years but you're still able to stand the suspense—then you might want go to the movies. While some 60 percent of the movies produced each year are box- office flops, those that do resonate with viewers can generate a pretty penny for investors.

  • The recession may have relegated some of America’s most revered financial institutions to the scrap heap of history, but it also upped the ante on vintage stock certificates, coffee mugs and ballpoint pens from corporate icons that hearken back to yesteryear.

  • The Producers

    By most accounts, investing in the theater is high on the risk scale, but there are opportunities to make a respectable return on your investment. And there's always the perks.

  • Investing In Books: Safe Returns Between the Covers Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    A first-edition paperback of  on sale for $200 at the Chicago Rare Book Center.

    A multimillion dollar Shakespeare First Folio up for auction gets a lot of attention. But for most collectors, books represent a stable, long-term investment. It’s a rarefied pursuit, one that can be financially rewarding if you have the necessary expertise, diligence, and patience.

  • Art Deco Jewelry: Cool Design, Hot Investment Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:57 AM ET

    Art Deco is a style of fine jewelry whose worth remains solid whether or not the economy is dipping or climbing. Naturally, its prices rise when times are flush.

  • Barb Getty at one of her investment properties.

    Housing Slump Offers Opportunity In Apartment-Buil

  • Antiquities: New Highs For Old Treasures Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    Mongolian iron cap-helmet, 1300 A.D., purchased last year for $7,200.

    High quality, rare examples of Egyptian jewelry, Roman coins, prehistoric fossils, Greek vases, shipwreck coins and tribal carvings, for example, will nearly always appreciate in value for those who are willing to wait.

  • Editor's Introduction: A Wealth of Options Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    Alternative Investing - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Alternative investing is a big space; an alphabet soup of options to diversify your portfolio. From commodities to coins to cars, there's money to be made.

  • Interest in vintage or collectible motorcycles is still strong despite the weak economy, but, warns one broker. "It’s like buying art. Buy something you like because you may have to live with it.”

  • Isaac: Geithner's TARP Myths Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:42 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    The fact that Mr. Geithner takes time from his busy schedule to defend a program that has expired, speaks volumes about the damage TARP is inflicting on politicians associated with it.

  • Futures Mixed After Fisher Remarks, Citi Earnings Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures are pointing to a mixed open Monday, regaining some ground after Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher said on CNBC that the Fed can't help the economy alone, and that there is "ample liquidity"  in the market that hasn't been put to work.

  • What's On: A New Market Tool, Banks and Earnings Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 8:12 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.