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Description: The sales pitches go something like this: A mutual fund that promises to zig when the rest of the stock market zags. Bond funds that protect investors when interest rates rise. Access to the most sophisticated hedge fund managers in the country, even if you’re not particularly wealthy.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Oct 25, 2013

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/26/your-money/an-intriguing-product-thats-too-complex-for-many.html?ref=business

Questions for Discussions:

  • What are alternative funds?
  • Are they good choices for investors?
  • Why are they becoming more popular?
  • Do you think they will succeed in the long run?

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