Alternative Investments

These are investments that are not found in a typical securities portfolio of stocks, bonds and cash. For most individual investors these assets would include art, antiques, precious metals, and rare collectibles like coins, paper currency and stamps, or other non-traditional collectibles such as sports cards, autographs, books, wine, music, toys and other such ephemera. Other larger, more complex, alternative assets such as hedge funds, venture capital pools, major infrastructure projects, etc. tend to be the purview of institutional investors or accredited high net worth individuals.

Barrick Gold remains a hold

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Key stock Barrick Gold is earning far less these days. It angered big investors by issuing 163.5 million   Read More

Expand your investment horizon

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The recent squabble over the debt ceiling in Washington serves to illustrate why it’s a good idea to diversify   Read More

How to diversify with ADRs

American Depositary Receipts, or ADRs, are a form of alternative investment that offer you diversification. It’s tempting to call them American Diversification Receipts. They give you access to global stocks and industries   Read More