Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Some Alternative Investments Outperform Traditional Investing
All around the world, Governments, Pension Funds and investment firms alike, are looking to alternative investments in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, set off by the U.S. Banking Scandal; in 2008. When all else fails, seek alternatives - as the old-time strategy suggests. Nowadays, investors really have no other investing options. Traditional investments have taken a beating over last few years, and continue to do so today.
The latest data paints a positive picture in many respects, of the investor shift toward alternative thinking. For the last 3 years, a majority of large U.S investment firms have increased their percentage of alternative investments , and have indicated their intention to continuing growing their exposure; over the coming years. This is due to the fact that many alternative investments, like investing in shipping containers, are outperforming the traditional investment strategies. This is good news for investors.
Eventually, the World economy will recover and traditional investments will rebound alongside. In the mean time, the lack of support for established investing strategies, provides an opportunity for alternative investments to present their options; to an eager investment community. In many instances, investors are surprised to learn that some alternative investments have proven to generate higher yields with less risk, than stocks, real estate or currency investments. Nowadays, many traditional investments carry a higher measure of risk and are generating lower than expected yields. With that becoming painfully obvious ... more and more investors are seeking investment alternatives.