Types of Alternative Investments
Although there is a broad range of alternative investments, they tend to fall into one of two common categories: alternative asset classes and alternative investment classes.
These types of alternative investments derive their value from themselves and are sometimes called “hard assets”.
- Precious Metals: Gold, Silver, Platinum
- Energy: Oil, Coal, Natural Gas
- Currencies: US Dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen
- Agricultural Commodities: Corn, Wheat, Soybeans
|These are investment strategies that use both traditional and alternative asset classes to seek returns.
- Hedge Funds
- Managed Futures
Learn more about the Goals of Alternative Investments
See Glossary of Terms for definitions