alternative investment options

When the majority of people think about investing, they most likely think about buying stocks, bonds, or investing through publically traded companies. All of which are traditional investments tied to the stock market on Wall Street and managed through a broker. But with volatile markets, many investors have been looking to diversify their portfolio into safer alternatives, and “alternative investments” may be but just the right choice.

Many experts agree diversification is key. Instead of putting all your money in one place, put some in stocks, put some in bonds, and also put some in alternative investments such as private equity, or even commodities such as crops and livestock.

What are Alternative Investments?

An alternative investment or alternative investment fund is an investment or fund that invests in asset classes other than stocks, bonds, and cash. (Wikipedia) So, let’s dive into some alternative investments to consider.