Why investors concerned about stock valuations and volatility may want to consider equity alternatives like convertible and high yield bonds.
With inflation surging, interest rates rising from generational lows, and increasing stock market volatility, it’s time to rethink traditional stock and bond allocations.
Alternative investment strategies aim to provide lower volatility, lower market risk, and low or negative correlation to traditional markets. With differentiated sources and patterns of returns, income, and diversification, alternatives may provide the potential to protect traditional portfolios against adverse market conditions.
Potential Benefits of Alternative Investments
Differentiated Source and Pattern of Returns
Potential for Lower Volatility
Lower or Negative Correlation
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Inflation has become a greater threat to portfolios than it was in the previous decade. Here’s a look at potential ways investors can hedge against such risk.
Convertible securities historically have provided returns competitive with equities, but with lower volatility.
Merger arbitrage is an alternative investment strategy offering traditional stock and bond investors the potential to create a more efficient and diversified portfolio, targeting both steady gains and minimization of drawdowns through up and down markets alike.
Whether inflation becomes “sticky” or transitory, listed real estate has the potential to hedge investors’ portfolios.
Also known as “trend” investing, managed futures are an alternative investment that can offer a unique source of returns to complement a traditional stock and bond portfolio.
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The value of securities in the portfolio may go up or down in response to the prospects of individual companies and/or general economic conditions. Price changes may be short or long term.
Debt instruments are subject to various risks, including credit and interest rate risk. The issuer of a debt security may fail to make interest and/or principal payments. Values of debt instruments may rise or fall in response to changes in interest rates, and this risk may be enhanced with longer-term maturities.
There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will outperform a non-diversified portfolio, or that diversification among different asset classes reduces risk.