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Other Investment Vehicles

Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are the most popular securities investments, but many more exist, usually in specialty market areas. These include:

  • Currency trading (or speculating).
  • Precious metals.
  • Venture capital arrangements.
  • Private equity offerings (stock purchases not offered on the general trading market).
  • Private debt offerings.
  • Intellectual and digital property.
  • Hedge funds.
  • International investments.

These asset classes fit best with the profiles of sophisticated investors. In many cases, they involve long-term projects and multi-year financial planning.

A number of firms specialize in offering and managing these non-traditional investment vehicles.


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