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.
Altegris' Matt Osborne explains the reasons behind the growing popularity of managed-futures strategies and how investors should approach these types of funds.
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