Alternative investments, which were aimed only at the super wealthy, can now bring significant benefits to any investor's portfolio by diversifying risk exposure away from traditional fixed-income and equity assets, according to Coppa.
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However, Coppa suggests that before using alternative investments as part of a portfolio, investors need to do their homework and check on the costs and fees associated with these investments.
Coppa also says it's important to ask these questions: Are you investing for a long time horizon? Does your portfolio need additional diversification beyond typical stock and bond asset classes? Is your risk tolerance sufficient for these lightly regulated investments? Do you have a trusted financial professional helping you find the right investment options?
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