Everything Else

Since the beginning, we’ve been dedicated to analyzing unique investment ideas. And boy, there is simply a ton of interesting stuff to collect, invest, and put your money into.

We take alts very seriously, but we also like to have some fun. While the offbeat stuff doesn’t necessarily give the best returns (or even hold its value particularly well) it’s fascinating to learn more about the world of options out there.

Recently Published


Investing in Fine Cigars

We explore the hazy market of investment-grade cigars. Similar to wine and whiskey, but it’s tough to pick a winner.

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Is vintage film making a comeback?

This issue on vintage film photography was inspired by an experience I had developing some old film. I thought the practice was dead. It turns out I was dead wrong.

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The Economics of Tipping

In this issue I compare and contrast America’s tipping economics with Europe & Australia, and opine on the future of this cultural institution — one that may be weaker than you think.

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Inside the world of VTubers

Unfamiliar with VTubers? Congrats, you’re probably old, and don’t live in Asia. But that’s okay. Let us show you what it’s all about.

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Investing in Infrastructure

It’s an unsexy alt with a long track record of moderate & steady returns. And it’s being shaken up by a slew of technological revolutions.

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The World of Offshore Finance

There are perfectly legal ways to minimize your tax liability using offshore bank accounts… And then there’s tax evasion.

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Investing in Carbon Credits

What exactly are carbon credits? How are they traded? Do they actually help the environment? And who can invest in them?

What you get

Exotic market research
We study esoteric alternative investment markets and show you what’s interesting. We research stuff you never even knew existed.
Modern alt indexes

We create indices for eclectic modern alts. We’ve got a vinyl index, a whiskey index, and more. This helps us find the best buying opportunities for our alternative investment fund

Outlook and Risks

We wrap everything up with a rich qualitative analysis. You’ll understand the pros & cons of investing in all sorts of alternative asset classes.


Morgan Keim
Morgan Keim
Managing Director of Ocean Ridge Capital
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I read your emails pretty religiously. Your issue on investing in tax liens is one of my absolute favorites. Great coverage for an otherwise totally grey area that seems to have little mindshare within the broader REI community.
Valentine Watkins
Valentine Watkins
Content Designer at Afterpay
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Absolute must-read every time it hits my inbox. Stefan and Wyatt are web wizards, appraising assets using a mixture of arcane product knowledge, SEO sorcery and metrics magic. They lift a veil shrouding the Internet to show its secret world of investment opportunities.
Benjamin Hoffman
Benjamin Hoffman
Co-founder at GrandCruCapital.com
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Alts is the only email newsletter I've read from start to finish from day one. The effort that Stefan & Wyatt provide is the next-level analysis you've been waiting for. They break down each asset in detail, metric by metric, and serve it up in a brief email with graphics and links.
Dominic Wells
Dominic Wells
Founder, Onfolio
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I've recently discovered the Alts newsletter, and am enjoying it. They don't strictly focus on digital assets, which actually helps it keep it more unique in my opinion.
Sourabh Soni
Sourabh Soni
Software Engineer, Cisco
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Brilliant writing. I'm not usually a long form reader, but I read your articles almost all the time in one go. Thanks for such interesting writing.
Jessica Farrimond
Jessica Farrimond
Senior Performance Consultant, Crypto Enthusiast
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Alts brings me unique investment opportunities and insights that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. For me, it’s a simple and enjoyable way to stay informed on financial topics that are way outside of the mainstream news sources.