Sylvia Kwan has nearly 35 years in the investing industry, as well as a PhD in engineering economic systems from Stanford, and she helped build Ellevest from the ground up as our Chief Investment Officer. So you could say she knows a thing or two about investing. We decided to bottle up some of that golden knowledge for you in our new video series, “Hey Sylvia, Quick Question.”
Hot off the press: What’s an alternative?
An alternative investment is any investment that’s not a stock or a bond. So, for example, take real estate; commodities such as corn or soybeans; precious metals like gold, silver, platinum; or even an art collection or a rare wine collection.
At Ellevest, we seek alternative investments that move differently from bonds and stocks. So, for example, if stocks take a downturn, whatever caused that downturn would be unlikely to impact an alternative investment in the same way.
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