Investing in 2013 is tricky business, even for the pros who have their ears to the street 24/7. The stock market continues to climb, yet most experts are predicting a 10-15% correction at any time. Something to consider are alternative investments, which are gaining popularity around the world and have the potential to produce exciting returns. I’ve been involved in this world for a number of years and had some pretty good luck. As always, buyer beware: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is! I’ve taken a bath a few times in this arena early on, and it’s easy to get taken if you’re unfamiliar with the investment. Watch this short video I filmed last week while we were considering the purchase of a small overseas operation that looked very good on paper.