Alternative investments are a group of investment options that can offer diversification benefits to those with sufficient resources and investment expertise. These investments have risk and return characteristics that differ from the regular asset classes. The goal is to reduce the correlation between the portfolio’s traditional equity and bond portions.
At the end of this course, you will be able to understand:-
- Tangibles as investment vehicles.
- Important points that should be considered before investing in tangibles.
- Ways of investing in gold and other essential metals.
- Gemstones and collectibles and their importance as an investment vehicle.
What is an Alternative Investment?
Alternative investments, also known as “alternatives” or “alts,” are generally considered investments in asset classes other than stocks, bonds, and cash. There is a robust list of alternative investments, ranging from tangible assets like art and precious metals to financial assets like venture capital and real estate investments.