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Alternative Investment Markets
In the investment industry, it seems that it is impossible to talk about the markets without the mention of the stock market industry, the gains in the Stock market industry and the great opportunity it offers to investors but many investors have grown tired of the stock markets. Little do they know is that there is a wide variety of products for such investors to explore, these products help in balancing out an investor’s portfolio. By investing in different markets it reduces the chance of suffering the volatility.
Here are some of the top alternative investments
1) Real Estate – this market has grown tremendously in popularity over the past few years. According to a Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Investor Pulse in 2014, the real estate has grown as the top choice among investors as an alternative investment.
2) Bonds – although bonds are considered more of a traditional investment rather than an alternative investment, bonds are classic alternatives to the stock market especially in turbulent times in for stocks. Most bonds are traded on exchanges, while the rest are only available through over-the-counter trading.
3) Social Lending – also known as Peer to peer lending is an innovative investment method that exists outside the standard of the financial system. Social lending is not governed by any financial intermediary or bank. This system has flourished as it is customized to the needs of the lenders and borrowers.
There are a lot of investment options that are available to investors, from basic products like certificate of Deposits to non-traditional investments. From the famous Warren Buffet “risk comes from not knowing what you are doing”. Investors who want to be successful should explore new grounds.