These funds can be great tools, if you know how they work.
As more investors flock to the hottest alternative asset class, the more its alpha will shrink toward negative territory as expenses overwhelm the returns, warns financial specialist Bill Bernstein.
TIPS, real estate, and commodities are great inflation-hedging, liquid investments, says Morningstar's David Blanchett, who details the importance of exposure to these assets.
The weak European economy is allowing firms to unlock extra value via restructurings and spin-offs, but it's better to invest while firms are still cheap conglomerates, says Evermore's David Marcus.
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