Many investors think of investments as stocks, bonds, cash, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). While these traditional assets are great for some people, others may prefer to diversify their portfolios with other financial instruments. Alternative investments offer diversification from stocks and bonds, provide income potential, and boost returns. They may also be less volatile than other asset classes during uncertain markets. Private Equity Private equity is a type of alternative investment that can be…"Understanding Alternative Investments"