Tag Archives: Alternative Investments

Alternative Investment Types – Blog #2
As you may recall from my earlier blogs, the objective of alternative investments is to reduce the volatility of a portfolio by investing in products that are not highly correlated with stocks and bonds. Here are a few additional types of alternative investments: Merger Arbitrage This is a strategy that involves the fund manager earning income by investing
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Alternative Investment Types – Blog #1
As promised in my most recent blog on alternative investment strategies, my next few blogs will describe some of the most popular alternative investment types available. Long/Short Equity Funds This type of fund combines a core group of long stock positions with short sales of stock or stock index options and futures. The fund managers take a
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Alternative Investing Strategies to “Smooth the Ride”
For the second year in a row, I recently attended the National Conference on Alternative Investment Strategies.  An alternative investment strategy involves investing in financial products other than traditional stocks and bonds. The primary purpose of this approach is to reduce the volatility of a portfolio, manage risk and enhance the return over time. This is accomplished by investing in products that
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