Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Try Alternatives if Traditional Investments Are Not Working

Investing is a numbers game so-to-speak. Most investors are only concerned with two numbers, how much they put in and how much they get out. Financial brokers and money managers on the other hand have many more numbers to analyse and decipher on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. This is the main reason why they get paid the big bucks. They are trusted to know what to do with their client's money.

Financial firms have always had number formula they followed that measure risk and reward. They look at charts and trends to get a snapshot view of how well or bad any particular investment is doing, over any given period of time, and this information helps them speculate what the future trend may be. Unfortunately, many traditional formula that may have worked in the past, have not been working in the last five years. This has caused many money managers to consider investing in alternative investments and other non-traditional options, including hard assets like container investments; for example.

Since many of the established "tried and true" investment formula have turned out to be untrue, it has led to a high level of dissatisfaction from investors, who trusted their financial advisers and investment firms; with their hard-earned money. With that being said, investors are beginning to put pressure on firms to look at other alternatives, rather than staking their fortunes on traditional investments; that don’t perform in today’s economic climate. There is an old saying that goes "if what you are doing isn't working then try something else." In the world of investing, it makes sense that alternative investments are outperforming traditional investing, then unhappy investors should seek-out the alternatives.


  1. A growing number of investors want their investment firms and financial representatives to look at investing alternatives, rather than constantly relying upon the traditional investment strategies, that have repeatedly been performing poorly; and upsetting investors.

  2. Alternative investments are becoming popular because many have already proven their worth in the market in the last few years. When many traditional strategies failed so badly investors had no other choice but to look at the alternatives.

    1. It only makes sense that investors look at other options that are performing better than others. It just so happens that in these recent years the negative results of many traditional investments have left investors little choice but to look at the alternative options that may actually bring positive results in the future.

  3. Alternative investments only started to be seen as viable options once traditional strategies began to fail so badly over the last five years. It is no wonder they have become so popular these days as the traditional options continue to under-perform and fail to deliver profits.