Now that we've sold our gold, we're casting about for what to invest in next. On Tuesday's podcast, we asked for ideas. Thanks to everyone who responded via the blog, Twitter, Facebook and email.
Here's a sampling of the suggestions we've received so far:
Let's buy oil! Everyone loves to blame the rising oil prices on speculators, but HOW does one actually buy a barrel of oil?? Do you buy the barrel and keep it in your garage? -Philip Howard
SHORT OIL: I think you should invest in oil going down. -Brian
oil futures -@congeeboy
grain futures -@Hpblvd
whiskey futures -@REVWW
marijuana dispensaries or grow ops. Is there an ETF for that? -@chosken
How about a share of Facebook or Twitter on SecondMarket? 'Public' bubbles of private stocks... -Tim Wilkinson
How about some bitcoins? Or maybe invest in a bitcoin mining rig? -Casey Deen
How about investing in micro loans next? (Kiva for example) You might not make a lot of money, but you will likely loose it more slowly ;) ...and it pays dividends in personal satisfaction knowing a little means a lot to others. -Reinoud Vaandrager
Next Investment: The Planet Money Investment Fund shorts _______. Walk us through the weird wild world of shorting stocks/bonds, be it naked or covered. -Michael Klein
This might sound boring, but why not stick it in an index fund? If nothing else it'll be a good show on how to actually invest wisely. -Harry Traulsen
Invest in poker lessons next. Seriously. -@RadioNed
US Treasury Bill, nice safe investment, that the US may soon cease to pay interest on. -@JCS3
How about commodities futures? Perhaps coffee futures? It's addictive and the supply is threatened. -Dean in SF
Your "Toxie" was a bundle of mortgage loans, and I've heard of another type of packaged loans being traded - student loans. -Andy B.
I think you should try to use that money to invest in Detroit real estate. The market there is so depressed, I think you just might be able to buy something there for that money, and I think Detroit has a lot of really interesting economic stories. -Margaret
Keep 'em coming! Please add your suggestions in the comments.