These funds can be great tools, if you know how they work.
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.
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.
AQR's Brian Hurst discusses why trend-following strategies have struggled recently and how his firm is positioning its managed futures portfolios to offer investors a smoother ride.
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