Diversify your portfolio with alternative investments

Building a modern portfolio requires a modern approach.

And with Yieldstreet’s extensive access to alternative investment offerings with generally low stock market correlation, we’re on the front lines of changing the retail investing landscape.

Modernize your portfolio

The traditional portfolio model of 60% stocks and 40% bonds used to be a solid investment strategy, but modern portfolios are increasing their diversification to stay equipped for the ever-changing financial landscape.

Keep reading to see how investing in alts can potentially give your portfolio an edge over the investment strategies of yesteryear.

What are alternative investments?

The sky's the limit when it comes to what is considered an alternative investment. Alternative investments are any investments other than stocks, bonds, or cash. They could be anything from physical assets like art and precious metals to financial assets like venture capital and real estate properties.

Alternative investments typically aren’t traded on public markets like the NYSE or NASDAQ. Instead, they’ve traditionally been invested through more exclusive channels like hedge funds, wealth management firms, and between individual ultra-high net worth investors.

The potential benefits of alternative investments

Alternative investments can help diversify your portfolio while targeting inflation-beating returns. They can help cover your financial bases, meaning you can avoid the dreaded “now what?” scenario if the stock market isn’t performing well and your portfolio has been built entirely around it.

Plus, you can invest in alternatives using retirement accounts like your IRA, thus allowing you to potentially catch a break or two during tax season.

How can you invest in alternative investments?

Yieldstreet offers a curated selection of alternative investment opportunities that were previously only available to institutions and the ultra-wealthy.

Over 350k members power Yieldstreet’s dynamic marketplace of alternative investment products reviewed and analyzed by 40+ investment professionals.

For investors, Yieldstreet provides varied investment opportunities, as well as payment processing, reimbursement, and tax documentation, taking some of the hassle out of the investing process.