Liz Aldrich

Liz Aldrich is a financial writer based in Portland, Oregon. She started out writing about personal finance, credit card rewards, economic policy, and student loans before shifting into topics related to investing and alternative assets. Her work has been published in Business Insider, The Motley Fool, USA Today, Yahoo! Finance, Investopedia, Bankrate, ValuePenguin, Credit Karma, and more. In her spare time, she enjoys globetrotting, gardening, playing roller derby, and hiking around the Pacific Northwest.

 

Liz graduated from the University of Oregon with a dual degree in economics and philosophy. She worked in financial aid at the Savannah College of Art and Design before moving into the field of financial writing.

Liz Aldrich

Latest Posts

Investing in a Recession: A Look at the Top Performing Asset Classes During Market Crashes From 2018-2022
May 27
Investing in a Recession: A Look at the Top Performing Asset Classes During Market Crashes From 2018-2022

Agricultural commodities and fine art performed exceptionally well, while residential real estate, gold, whiskey, farmland, and wine also produced positive returns.

Study: These Factors Can Help You Predict Sports Card Prices
May 12
Study: These Factors Can Help You Predict Sports Card Prices

From number of championships and MVPs to whether or not a card is a rookie, here are the most common characteristics of the highest priced sports cards out there.

Warm Colors as Value Predictors in NFT, Sneaker, and Art Investments
May 5
Warm Colors as Value Predictors in NFT, Sneaker, and Art Investments

While color alone isn't enough to predict the future value of a painting, NFT, or pair of sneakers, it might help.

Study: These Features Might Help You Predict Which NFTs Are Profitable
May 2
Study: These Features Might Help You Predict Which NFTs Are Profitable

This study pulls data from thousands of top NFTs to determine how features like headwear, eyewear, and background color influence price.

Why Bonds and Fine Art Might Be the Best Assets During a Recession
Apr 26
Why Bonds and Fine Art Might Be the Best Assets During a Recession

Our study found that bonds and fine art are negatively correlated with the S&P 500, thus enhancing their diversification benefits.

Apr. 19 Markets Report: It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Chaos
Apr 19
Apr. 19 Markets Report: It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Chaos

Commodities of all kinds are having a banner year, Millennials might finally be able to become homeowners, and crypto market losses in the last couple weeks are in the hundreds of billions.

Can Gold Help Shield You From Crypto Losses?
Apr 15
Can Gold Help Shield You From Crypto Losses?

Thanks to its low correlation to several major cryptocurrencies, gold might be able to help crypto investors protect against loss.

Diversifying Outside of Stocks: The Most Correlated and Non-Correlated Assets
Apr 13
Diversifying Outside of Stocks: The Most Correlated and Non-Correlated Assets

This study outlines the correlation between the stock market and a variety of alternative assets, from real estate and precious metals to crypto and fine art.

How to Invest in Commodities: From ETFs and Index Funds to Direct Investments
Apr 1
How to Invest in Commodities: From ETFs and Index Funds to Direct Investments

Commodity ETFs, index funds, and new online investment platforms make it easier than ever to invest in precious metals, agriculture, oil, and more.

Asset Trip with Nelson Chu: From Traditional Finance to the Wide Open World of Alts
Mar 31
Asset Trip with Nelson Chu: From Traditional Finance to the Wide Open World of Alts

Percent founder and startup consultant talks about the changing landscape of retail investing and tapping into the greenfield opportunity of alternative assets.

Asset Trip with Ashley Caines: Are Social DAOs and Experiential NFTs the Future of Web 3.0?
Mar 17
Asset Trip with Ashley Caines: Are Social DAOs and Experiential NFTs the Future of Web 3.0?

Web 3.0 expert and blockchain enthusiast talks about her swing trading strategies, why she's bullish on social tokens and experiential NFTs, and how DAOs are solving some of the hurdles they currently face.

Asset Trip with Rebecca Binny and Fairlane Raymundo: The Metaverse Is Here to Stay, and It's Time to Hop Onboard
Mar 10
Asset Trip with Rebecca Binny and Fairlane Raymundo: The Metaverse Is Here to Stay, and It's Time to Hop Onboard

With RayCo Media, Binny and Raymundo help usher businesses, startups, and nonprofits into the metaverse. Here's what they have to say about the future of Web 3.0 and why it's time you got involved.

The Best Ways to Invest in Gold: From Bars and Bullion to Stocks and ETFs
Mar 8
The Best Ways to Invest in Gold: From Bars and Bullion to Stocks and ETFs

It's easier now than ever to invest in gold. Some of the best ways to buy and sell gold include gold ETFs, gold mining stocks, and gold investing apps.

Asset Trip with Guy Gotslak: Using Crypto IRAs to Compound Big Wins
Mar 3
Asset Trip with Guy Gotslak: Using Crypto IRAs to Compound Big Wins

Crypto enthusiast and tech exec talks ups and downs with crypto, maximizing returns and minimizing taxes with a self-directed IRA, and believing in the tech behind the coins he invests in.

Asset Trip with Collin Plume: Big Wins With Gold and Silver
Feb 24
Asset Trip with Collin Plume: Big Wins With Gold and Silver

Serial entrepreneur talks about his favorite alternatives to invest in, from buying silver to investing in crypto with a self-directed IRA to being an active investor in someone else's business.

Asset Trip with Kyle Asman: Investing in Venture Capital, Private Equity and Self-Storage
Feb 17
Asset Trip with Kyle Asman: Investing in Venture Capital, Private Equity and Self-Storage

Alternative assets enthusiast and early stage software company investor talks getting into venture capital, investing in what you know, and why self-storage is great for passive income investors.

Asset Trip with Aryan Birla: Building the Infrastructure for Alternative Assets to Take Over
Feb 10
Asset Trip with Aryan Birla: Building the Infrastructure for Alternative Assets to Take Over

Alternative investing aficionado talks about investing in everything from Indian art to NFT land, shares the key to finding profitable physical assets, and pontificates on the bullish future of alts.

Asset Trip with Allan Randall: Making Tax-Efficient Investments, Whether Traditional or Alternative
Feb 3
Asset Trip with Allan Randall: Making Tax-Efficient Investments, Whether Traditional or Alternative

Financial advisor Allan Randall talks maximizing your returns and minimizing your taxes on everything from stocks and bonds to real estate to crypto.

Asset Trip with Clay Gardner: Old World Wealth Management Meets New World Investing Strategies
Jan 27
Asset Trip with Clay Gardner: Old World Wealth Management Meets New World Investing Strategies

Titan Co-CEO talks building human investment managers into an easy-to-use app, finding quality in the market, and explaining tech stocks to his grandma.

The Best Open Source Crypto Wallets for Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2022
Jan 25
The Best Open Source Crypto Wallets for Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2022

Some of the best open source crypto wallets include Electrum, Mycelium, Blockstream Green and Copay for Bitcoin or MyEtherWallet for Ethereum.

The Best Crypto Tracking Apps for Managing Your Portfolio in 2022
Jan 22
The Best Crypto Tracking Apps for Managing Your Portfolio in 2022

Crypto tracking apps like Blockfolio/FTX, Delta, Coin Market Manager, CoinStats, and Lunch Money can help you do more with your crypto portfolio.

DeFi Staking Guide: Forget Mining Crypto and Start Staking
Jan 21
DeFi Staking Guide: Forget Mining Crypto and Start Staking

This DeFi staking guide explains how to get in on the latest passive income trend in crypto with nothing more than an internet connection.

From Newbie to Venture Capitalist: The Best Startup Investment Sites
Jan 21
From Newbie to Venture Capitalist: The Best Startup Investment Sites

Crowdfunding platforms like Republic, Wefunder, MicroVentures, Spaced Ventures, NextSeed and more are some of the best startup investments sites whether you're accredited or not.

Asset Trip with Aaron Burnett: Taking Your Investment to the Moon, Quite Literally
Jan 20
Asset Trip with Aaron Burnett: Taking Your Investment to the Moon, Quite Literally

Spaced Ventures CEO talks investing in space technology, finding those magical 100X returns, and…cattle farming in Paraguay?

The 8 Best Crypto Staking Coins for Maximum Yield in 2022
Jan 14
The 8 Best Crypto Staking Coins for Maximum Yield in 2022

You can earn passive income by staking crypto coins like Polkadot, Cardano, Tezos, Aglorand, Polygon, and more.

Add Farmland Exposure to Your Portfolio in 2022 With These Top Agriculture ETFs
Jan 13
Add Farmland Exposure to Your Portfolio in 2022 With These Top Agriculture ETFs

Add agriculture exposure to your portfolio with the best farmland ETFs, including DBA, CORN, and TAGS.

Asset Trip with Ezra Levine: From Collector to Investor, Merging Passion and Profit
Jan 13
Asset Trip with Ezra Levine: From Collector to Investor, Merging Passion and Profit

Collectable CEO talks turning your hobby into a legitimate investment and making money off everything from sports cards to historical documents.

The New Normal: Top 2022 Real Estate Trends Fueled by COVID-19
Jan 12
The New Normal: Top 2022 Real Estate Trends Fueled by COVID-19

Americans are moving away from big cities, looking for more space and affordability. Retail is struggling while logistic real estate booms.

Top 2022 ESG Investing Trends: Greener Pastures Lie Ahead
Jan 12
Top 2022 ESG Investing Trends: Greener Pastures Lie Ahead

...but only if we come up with a more well-defined, transparent rating system for ESG investors.

Everything You Need to Know About Robinhood's New Crypto Wallet
Jan 11
Everything You Need to Know About Robinhood's New Crypto Wallet

Robinhood is launching a crypto wallet in 2022. The wallet will feature security measures offered in partnership with Chainalysis, and you can sign up now.

Best Crypto Robo Advisors for 2022: From Bitcoin Bots to Automated Crypto Investing
Jan 11
Best Crypto Robo Advisors for 2022: From Bitcoin Bots to Automated Crypto Investing

Crypto robo advisors like Wealthfront, Titan, and Hedonova offer diversified crypto funds, while crypto bots like Coinrule let you automate a more active trading strategy.

From Luka to The Mick: Best Sports Cards to Invest in 2022
Jan 11
From Luka to The Mick: Best Sports Cards to Invest in 2022

From Luka to Mickey Mantle to the up-and-comers, here's how to find undervalued sports cards and turn your hobby into an investment.

Best Real Estate Apps for Investors in 2022
Jan 10
Best Real Estate Apps for Investors in 2022

Real estate investing like Fundrise, Concreit, CrowdStreet, and Fund That Flip let investors get started in real estate with a smartphone and as little as $1.

From Tether to Dai: The Best Stablecoins in 2022
Jan 7
From Tether to Dai: The Best Stablecoins in 2022

Stablecoins are being touted as the future of currency, but what is the best stablecoin?

Keep Your Eyes (and Wallet) On These Top DeFi Coins in 2022
Jan 6
Keep Your Eyes (and Wallet) On These Top DeFi Coins in 2022

There's a bright future in store for the best DeFi coins, which include AAVE, LINK, AVAX, CAKE, and UNI.

Asset Trip with David McAlvany: The King of Gold on Inflation Hedging and Finding Value Buys
Jan 6
Asset Trip with David McAlvany: The King of Gold on Inflation Hedging and Finding Value Buys

Vaulted CEO talks about why one of the oldest asset classes—precious metals—should be part of every modern investor's portfolio.

Asset Trip with Whale Shark: A Prolific NFT Collector and His Non-Traditional Investments
Dec 16
Asset Trip with Whale Shark: A Prolific NFT Collector and His Non-Traditional Investments

Founder of $WHALE talks about his collection of 400,000+ NFTs, childhood investments in Dragon Ball Z cards, and how NFT creators can create a clear vision and plan for their art.

The Future Is Now: Generative Art and NFTs Explained
Dec 16
The Future Is Now: Generative Art and NFTs Explained

Generative art is digital art that uses computers to generate art through a combination of coded rules and randomness.

A Guide to Getting Into DeFi on Coinbase
Dec 13
A Guide to Getting Into DeFi on Coinbase

Coinbase is a centralized crypto exchange that offers DeFi options like DeFi coins and the decentralized Coinbase Wallet.

DeFi Wallets: Everything You Need to Know to Secure Your Crypto
Dec 9
DeFi Wallets: Everything You Need to Know to Secure Your Crypto

DeFi wallets like Coinbase Wallet, MetaMask, and Argent are decentralized wallets that give you complete control over your crypto.

Binance USD (BUSD): What You Need to Know About Binance's Stablecoin
Dec 8
Binance USD (BUSD): What You Need to Know About Binance's Stablecoin

Binance's stablecoin, BUSD, is one of the most popular thanks to its stability, transparency, and high interest rates.

Wondering What the Safest Stablecoin Is? We've Got You
Dec 3
Wondering What the Safest Stablecoin Is? We've Got You

Tether is the most popular stablecoin, but it's risky. USDC and Dai are widely considered to be some of the safest stablecoins. Here's why.

These Are the Top 10 Best States for Farmland in the US
Dec 2
These Are the Top 10 Best States for Farmland in the US

Montana, Oklahoma, and Wyoming offer the most affordable farmland, while spendier states like California and Kentucky are known for their profitable crops.

Crypto Wallet vs Exchange: Where to Stash Your Crypto
Dec 2
Crypto Wallet vs Exchange: Where to Stash Your Crypto

Crypto exchanges like Coinbase and Binance make it easy to store your crypto, but keeping your coins in an external wallet is more secure.

Types of Crypto Wallets Explained: Which Is Best for You?
Dec 1
Types of Crypto Wallets Explained: Which Is Best for You?

There are five types of crypto wallets: hardware wallets, web wallets, mobile wallets, desktop wallets, and paper wallets. Some are safer than others.

Agricultural Real Estate: These Are the Best Farmland REITs
Nov 30
Agricultural Real Estate: These Are the Best Farmland REITs

Farmland REITs like LAND and FPI make it easy to invest in agriculture without owning a farm.

High Stablecoin Interest Rates: What They Are and Where to Find Them
Nov 22
High Stablecoin Interest Rates: What They Are and Where to Find Them

Stablecoin interest rates are up to 14% now. Here's how to earn more on your crypto with stablecoins.

The Best Platforms for Dividend Investing: Dividend Stocks, Real Estate, and More
Nov 19
The Best Platforms for Dividend Investing: Dividend Stocks, Real Estate, and More

If you're looking to earn dividends or passive income, dividend investing platforms like TD Ameritrade, M1, Fundrise, and Mainvest can help you get there.

How to Invest in Farmland (Without Buying a Farm)
Nov 19
How to Invest in Farmland (Without Buying a Farm)

You can invest in farmland by investing in farmland stock, farmland ETFs, farmland REITs, or farmland crowdfunding platforms.

Asset Trip with Justin Choi: An Inside Look at a Financial Advisor's Portfolio
Nov 18
Asset Trip with Justin Choi: An Inside Look at a Financial Advisor's Portfolio

Certified financial planner and Fidelity consultant talks asset allocation, aggressive long-term investing, and why financial planning is for everyone—especially young folks.

Stablecoins Explained: Can a Cryptocurrency Actually Be Stable?
Nov 16
Stablecoins Explained: Can a Cryptocurrency Actually Be Stable?

Stablecoins combine the stability of commodities and fiat currency with the security and decentralization of cryptocurrency.