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www.investopedia.com/terms/a/alternative_investment.asp

An alternative investment is an asset that is not one of the conventional investment types, such as stocks, bonds and cash. Most alternative investment assets are held by institutional investors ...

www.thestreet.com/story/13155301/1

Alternative investments include venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts, commodities as well as real assets such as precious metals, rare coins, wine, and art.

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As volatile as the stock market can be, many investors have been looking into safer ways to invest their money. So, "alternative investments" have become increasingly popular. An alternative investment is any investment other than the three traditional asset classes: stocks, bonds and cash. But ...

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An alternative investment or alternative investment fund (AIF) is an investment or fund that invests in asset classes other than stocks, bonds, and cash.The term is a relatively loose one and includes tangible assets such as precious metals, art, wine, antiques, coins, or stamps and some financial assets such as real estate, commodities, private equity, distressed securities, hedge funds ...

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Alternative investments: Myths & misconceptions. Explore some of the common myths associated with alternative investing and learn how alternatives can be an integral part of nearly every investor’s portfolio.

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Alternative investments increasingly have become an important component of many investors’ portfolios. Schwab provides advisors access to a growing list of alternative investment funds with low fund minimums and makes incorporating these products seamless with streamlined execution.

www.thebalance.com/alternative-investments-for-beginners...

Alternative investments are assets that do not fall into the traditional asset classes of stocks and bonds, such as real estate, gold, and timber.

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Financial technology software and services for alternative investment to address the administration, accounting, compliance, and surveillance demands of today’s market.

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9:02 AM ET Mon, 5 Jan 2015. Alternative investments, now widely available, can be confusing, but advisors can help cautious investors find the right fit.

www.theguardian.com/money/alternative-investments

With the Bank of England base rate at a record low and the outlook poor, we look at places where your money could earn more – if you accept risk