What are alternative investments and are they right for you?
An alternative investment is a financial asset that does not fall into one of the conventional equity/income/cash categories. Private equity or venture capital, hedge funds, real property, peer-to-peer lending, commodities, and tangible assets are all examples of alternative investments.
According to Todd Kunsman, founder of Invested Wallet, alternative investments may not be a fit for everyone, but it’s important to familiarize yourself with them so you can better understand your options.
The alternative investments industry is growing and investing in various assets is becoming easier than ever. In his blog post, 12 Best Alternatives: The Options to Consider Today, Kunsmon lists and explains the most popular alternative investment segments out there.
Read more to learn the benefits and challenges of these niche investments and discover which segment may be a fit for you.