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Finance Glossary

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Alternative Investment


Investments you might be familiar with include stocks, bonds, or good ol' hard cash. Alternative investments include things like hedge funds, real estate, commodities, and fancy derivatives. They're sometimes known as alts and are usually only owned by "accredited investors” (people with lots of money).