When you venture outside the area of publicly traded investments, due diligence becomes critical. In this post, Dr. Verret explains how to do due diligence on a private equity/start-up type investment.
Phillip Guerra D.O. makes the case for a risk parity portfolio, where you take as much risk on the bond side as on the equity side. WCI remains unconvinced.
You have to be rich to buy some investments, and they can help provide your portfolio with low inter-asset class correlation and higher returns. But do your due diligence.
My Peer to Peer Loan investments continue to have great returns despite having plenty of defaults. The key is to automate the process to minimize the hassle factor.
REITs are a great asset class, but make sure to buy the publicly traded ones, not a private REIT. Here's why you should steer clear of these investments.