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Better alternatives

A report by First National Realty Partners — a private equity firm — found that in times of market stress, you can both buy great properties at a discount and acquire higher quality properties more easily than in normal markets.

With FNRP’s platform, accredited investors have access to institutional-quality, grocery-anchored commercial real estate investments without the leg work of finding deals on their own.

Since the investments are necessity-based, they tend to act as a solid hedge against inflation during turbulent times.

If real estate isn't your thing, there are plenty of other alternative assets that can deliver high returns during market volatility. Start browsing some of the top alternative investments this year to find what suits you.

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Opportunities for retail investors

Unfortunately, with the barrier to entry on private equity or private credit so high, retail investors don’t typically enjoy the same access to alternative investments as the ultra-wealthy. However, there are some attractive opportunities available to average investors.

Investment-grade corporate bonds with AAA credit currently offer a yield of around 4.9%, according to January data. Bonds, which haven't been popular in decades, may be undergoing a resurgence as investors search for a safe and steady place to park their wealth.

With Robinhood — a commission-free investing app — you can invest in bonds at no account minimum.

With features like automatic investing, in-app investing guides and 24/7 access to their customer service team, Robinhood makes it easy to diversify and protect your portfolio.

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