The first book to explain the new world of alternative investing, showing how anyone can use nontraditional options to significantly increase returns and lower risks
The world's elite investors have long relied on alternative investments to produce superior returns. Until now, these strategies were the exclusive purview of institutions and the superwealthy, but today any informed investor can play the same game.
A rainbow of investment options—timber, start-ups, master limited partnerships (MLPs), hedged strategies, managed futures, infrastructure, peer-to-peer lending, farmland, and dozens of other nontraditional strategies—can provide dramatically better gains, with less total risk, than the standard choices. In The Alternative Answer, Bob Rice, Bloomberg TV's Alternative Investments Editor, leads an entertaining and easy- to-understand tour of this world, and suggests specific alternative investments for all four key "jobs" of a portfolio: safely generating more current income, decreasing risks of economic shocks, significantly increasing long-term profits, and protecting purchasing power over time.
Regardless of experience or net worth, readers will learn exactly how to substantially improve investment performance—in the same way that the world's best investors already do. Stocks and bonds alone aren't nearly enough. Investors need an alternative answer and now they have it.
Table of contents
- 1. The Alternative Manifesto
- 2. Do Alternatives Work?
- 3. Major Alternative Strategies
- 4. Major Alternative Structures
- 5. Higher, Inflation-Protected Current Income (Job 1)
- 6. Broadening the Base for Risk Reduction (Job 2)
- 7. Long-Term Growth Enhancement (Job 3)
- 8. Purchase Power Protection (Job 4)
- 9. The Big Picture
- 10. At the Dealership
- Conclusion: It’s Time!
- About the Author
- About the Publisher
- Title: The Alternative Answer - The Nontraditional Investments That Drive the World's Best Performing Portfolios
- Release date: May 2013
- Publisher(s): HarperCollins Publishers
- ISBN: 9780062257918
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