The Guide to Alternative Investments

What is an alternative investment?

An alternative investment is a private asset that is not traded on a stock exchange like traditional assets, such as stocks or bonds. These private assets include venture capital, private placements, derivatives, real estate, hedge funds and futures.

Alternative investments are used in particular to hedge against inflation. Moreover, their transaction costs are generally lower than those of listed assets. However, the legal structure of alternative investments being quite opaque, this asset class is more easily prone to scams. This is why it is essential to choose a regulated broker if you decide to invest in these assets.

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