asset classes

What is an alternative investment?

In this low interest rate environment, investors may find it hard to find investments which generate a good return. Alternative investments are asset classes that do not include the traditional ones such as equities, bonds, and cash. In this article we discuss what the pros and cons of alternative investments and explain some examples of what these asset classes are. Why do investors invest in alternative investments? Alternative investments can add to diversification to an investor’s portfolio as they do …

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Which asset classes to invest throughout the economic cycles

Different asset classes perform better in different environments.  Investors can optimise portfolio performance by identifying which assets perform the best at certain phases of the economic cycle. In this article, we will go through the different asset classes and outline which economic phase is best to purchase each one. Cash Cash is the lowest generating asset class and banks are currently offering 2% on their high interest rate savings accounts. This asset class is also considered a safe haven so …

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