alternative investments


Investments considered outside of the traditional asset classes of stocks, bonds and cash. Examples of alternative investments include real estate, commodities, options and financial derivatives. Alternative investments are often used by hedge funds.

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I preferred doing alternative investments in business because it was outside of the normal scope of what we did on a daily basis.

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We had decided to put our client in some alternative investments because the client seemed to greatly appreciate diversification of his portfolio.

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My brother keeps most of his money tied up in real estate because he does not understand the stock market and prefers to consider alternative investments.

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Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) non-correlated assets