When it comes to investing, a surprisingly large number of people cannot think beyond stocks, bonds, mutual funds and precious metals.
While these investments have yielded high returns over the years, they are also subject to the whims of the market. This is why alternative investments are becoming increasingly popular these days.
Alternative investments are subject to risks, just not stock market risks, so they can provide uncorrelated returns to stocks. They also offer an opportunity to diversify your portfolio and invest in asset classes that can give you excellent returns in the long term.
Here are six investment alternatives not in the stock market that can be a nice addition to your portfolio.