Alternate Assets

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    Alternative asset investments include venture capital, private equity, hedge funds,Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Commodities as well as real assets such as precious metals, rare coins, wine, and art. They perform with low correlation to stocks and bonds, are sometimes difficult to value, and are generally more illiquid than traditional investments of stocks and bonds.

    Alternative assets typically have lower volatility in recessions compared to the traditional investments.