Alternative Investments for the Rest of Us

These portfolio diversifiers aren't just for the wealthy.

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It's not only music lovers who venture beyond the mainstream to tune in to alternative offerings. Main Street investors in search of diversifiers, shock absorbers and risk reducers for their portfolios should also consider owning a small sliver of alternative investments, or ones that differ from plain-vanilla asset classes such as stocks, bonds and cash.

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