The scope and attractiveness of alternative investments is increasing. Here’s a weekly tracker of returns from such investments.
But don’t compare these with returns from traditional investments since the proportion and purpose of alternative investments is vastly different.
Gold (995) (Rs)
Despite the fall in technology shares, gold investors continue to book profits. It is trading now 9% down from its recent peak.
Since silver volatility is higher than that of gold, the weekly fall and the fall from peak (14%) are also higher here.
WTI Crude ($ /barrel)
After remaining stable for weeks, volatility is inching up in crude oil markets, triggered by concerns of slower economic growth.
You can also make money by investing in wine and the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index from Bloomberg. It tracks daily price movement of the most heavily traded commodities in the wine market.