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An alternative investment or alternative investment fund (AIF) is an investment or fund that invests in asset classes other than stocksbonds, and cash. The term is a relatively loose one and includes tangible assets such as precious metals,[1] art,[2] wine, antiques, coins, or stamps[3] and some financial assets such as real estatecommoditiesprivate equitydistressed securitieshedge fundscarbon credits,[4] venture capital, film production,[5] financial derivatives, and cryptocurrencies. Investments in real estate, forestry and shipping are also often termed “alternative” despite the ancient use of such real assets to enhance and preserve wealth.[6] In the last century, fancy color diamonds have emerged as an alternative investment class as well.[7] Alternative investments are to be contrasted with traditional investments.

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