I am a venture capitalist, but I made the money in what me my friends call 'alternative trading'. Basically you put your money in higher-risk, higher-reward type deals. These are my buys this year, non-paper assets and non-investment vehicles that still make plenty of dough: Bitcoins: - peer to peer crypto currency, very volatile but high returns and little to no fees FAIE.X - virtual god, can't lose 50% of it's value from reducing quantity over time, safer, owned by Forget About It Enterprise Terra coin - peer to peer crypto currency like bitcoin, commercial version, less volatile than bitcoin but returns aren't as high, safer Gold - the real commodity, old-fashioned but still relevant, bought them cheaply Hope it helped! That Guy EDIT: For example I bought 10,000 x from FAIE.X for $0.03 each, the current price dropped $0.02 and is trading at $0.10 at the moment, however since the highest point was $0.12, the price can't ever drop below $0.06 now. I hope that wasn't too hard to understand.