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Alternative Investment Vehicles, Derivatives and IRA's

1.) What are the different types of alternative investment vehicles? Which is preferable and why? What factors could affect the choice of such a vehicle?

2.) What are derivatives, and how might they be used to manage a portfolio?

3.) What is an individual retirement account (IRA)? Is it important to have an individual retirement account?

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1.) There are many types of alternative investment vehicles in today's world. For example, Venture Capital or Private equity funds allow investments from individual investors. Similarly, hedge funds are another popular alternative investment vehicle. There are other types of alternative investment vehicles such as managed future funds, and direct participation programs such as REITS, etc.

There is no single type of alternative investment vehicle which is suitable for everyone. Each type of alternative investment vehicle has its own merits and demerits, and is suitable for different types of investors. The choice of such a ...

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1.) What are the different types of alternative investment vehicles? Which is preferable and why? What factors could affect the choice of such a vehicle?

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