From antiques to horses to truffles, new, original online special report examines the risks and potential rewards of putting money outside the world of stocks and bonds
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 18, 2010 - The first ten years of the new millennium have been a lost decade for stocks and, in this increasingly complicated market, investors are exploring new opportunities that puts their money to work, gives them a sense of control and, hopefully, makes them a profit. CNBC.com takes a comprehensive look at the growing and expansive world of Alternative Investing (http://www.cnbc.com/id/32387570/), a veritable alphabet of options and choices that exist beyond stocks and bonds.
“Whether it's cars, comic books and commodities, or motorcycles, musical instruments and corporate memorabilia, there are a lot of opportunities to make significant capital growth and an equal number of risks for those who do not do their homework,” said Allen Wastler, Managing Editor, CNBC.com. “Our special report takes an in-depth look at this big space and offers investors an introductory guide to the wide variety of investment options that exist and important information on what they should know or study before jumping in.”
Complete with over 60 original stories, slideshows and videos, CNBC.com’s Alternative Investing examines a multitude of investment opportunities in fourteen categories including Fine Art (http://www.cnbc.com/id/39593828/); Jewelry & Clothing (http://www.cnbc.com/id/39594054/); Vehicles (http://www.cnbc.com/id/39594374/); Wine (http://www.cnbc.com/id/39594763/); Antiques (http://www.cnbc.com/id/39573046/); and Commodities (http://www.cnbc.com/id/39593547/). Investors will find everything from straightforward alternatives including precious metals, green and social investing to those that overlap with collecting (stamps, coins, books) and some that are an outright business (memorabilia, film, real estate).
CNBC.com’s Alternative Investing comes on the heels of a record month for the site. According to comScore Media Metrix, CNBC.com had its best September ever in terms of page views, with close to 5 million unique visitors consuming 258 MM pages, an increase of 15% compared to same time period as last year. CNBC.com also remains the most engaging business news site on the web based on minutes per visitor (99.5 min/visitor); minutes per visit (15.1 min/visit) and page views per visitor (53 page views/visitor). (comScore Media Metrix, Busines/Finance - News/Research category, among sites with >1MM visitors, September 2010)
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