5 alternative investments that can diversify your portfolio

alternative investments that can diversify your portfolio

5 alternative investments that can diversify your portfolio

If you were sorting broad investment concepts and assets into buckets, you’d need four: One for cash, one for stocks, one for bonds, and one for — everything else. That fourth bucket could also rightly be labeled “alternative investments.” Its contents, while slightly more opaque than the others, have a lot to offer the savvy investor.

Although the financial barriers to entry can often be quite high, alternative investments provide unparalleled portfolio diversification. They offer exposure in areas like real estate, the commodities market, even art — all of which can serve as a hedge when assets like stocks and bonds and the rest of the financial markets are suffering.

Published by Alexis Rhiannon in Business Insider.