When you think of real estate as an example of an investment to hedge against inflation, this isn’t just an asset reserved for the rich. Beyond home ownership, real estate investments can be made through REITs (also known as Real Estate Investment Trusts). A REIT is a company that invests in different kinds of income-producing real estate (shopping centers, condominiums, housing developments, hospitals, parking garages, etc). You can buy shares of the REIT in order to get exposure to its real estate investments and have that real estate be part of your investment portfolio without actually managing property yourself.
TIGER 21 members are putting their money specifically in ethereum (34%), bitcoin (33%), a crypto fund (23%), other coins (15%) and dogecoin (2%).
These wealthy investors certainly aren’t wrong. Bitcoin is often described as “digital gold” and theoretically should protect against inflation because of limited supply, but it’s not yet known if it will be a good inflation hedge over the long term.
It’s interesting to see how the ultra-wealthy are investing going into a new year with rising inflation top of mind. Because this is a concern for every investor, it’s helpful to take notes on what they are doing to hedge against inflation.