Besides traditional stocks, bonds, and cash, unique investments are hard to find these days. Don’t get me wrong. There are lots of choices out there. But doesn’t it seem like everyone is peddling the same alternative investments as everyone else?

You know the ones I’m talking about – publicly-traded REITs, crowdfunded real estate, hedge funds, commodities, or cryptocurrencies. Some of these are available to all investors. Others are only available to high net worth individuals or institutional investors.

What follows is an introduction some unique investment options. Some are only available to accredited investors. Others are available to anyone looking for unique investments for 2022 and beyond.


Though farmland is not unique in and of itself, investing in farmland can be difficult. Buying land outright is expensive. Depending on the area, it can be costly. Also, it’s a hands-on activity to run a farm. Most people don’t have the knowledge or expertise to do it. If you can’t run the farm yourself, you’ll need to hire someone to run it for you.

Fine Wine

The first thing to know about investing in fine wine is that it takes knowledge to understand how to choose the right wines. Vinovest has a team of experts, called sommeliers, who have undergone rigorous training over several years. Three of their four sommeliers have achieved the Master Sommelier title. That’s the highest degree of recognition in the wine industry.

Luxury Watches

Fraud is rampant in the high-end jewelry business in general. Luxury watches are no different. Luxury watches are another investment where if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can lose a lot of your hard-earned dollars.


Many of the uber-wealthy make a lot of money investing in art. Like with many investments, the problem is the price point to invest. With works selling for hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars, that market is out of reach for most. That’s where Masterworks comes into play. The team at Masterworks has a four-step investment process.

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