Marc Roland, CPA, CFP of Dean Roland Russell was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal. Brett Arends did a wonderful job explaining the role of alternative investments in portfolios. We, as asset allocators, typically use alternative assets as diversifiers to more traditional assets like stocks and bonds. It is really important that you understand what you are investing in, because these types of investments can be complex and expensive.
To read the article in its entirety click on the following hyperlink- “The Case for Alternative Investments” (please note, access to the article may require a subscription to the WSJ).