October 14, 2011
By: Morton N. Lane, President
Investigating the Securities Sea in recent years has led many to look for alternative investments. They have gone exploring in the Alternative Ocean, so to speak. They are looking for opportunities which provide acceptable returns that are uncorrelated with the movements in their main investment markets – common equity and corporate bonds. Real alternative investments are hard to find. They are not in abundant supply. The largest groups of alternatives are notinvestments themselves but methods of trading – via hedge funds, special algorithms, insights and high frequency procedures. Ideally these work whether or not the underlying market is moving up or down.
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