VIDEO: Alternative Investments With Safety

For much of the year, small rallies and slow recoveries have been awkward dance partners … and this week was no different.

Amid the volatility, it might be a good time to expand the types of investments you have in your portfolio — ones with both profit potential and safety in mind.

Investment Analyst Grant Wasylik is an expert in portfolio diversification, researching which alternatives — investments outside of stocks and bonds — can generate large and reliable gains for investors in both bull and bear markets.

He tells me that he’s always on the hunt for new, fresh and original strategies:

I’m big on finding new opportunities and really enjoy it when I can find something where either myself or the team that I am working with, can be the first mover in the investment industry or write about something that no one else has written about in the industry.

I have always been interested in finding exciting new ideas that could generate very good returns and do it conservatively, for the most part.

Grant has spent the last two decades analyzing financial markets and finding profitable ideas for both institutional and retail investors.

He worked as a lead portfolio manager and research analyst for a billion-dollar wealth manager, before moving into the financial publishing world.

Today, he contributes his investment analysis and expertise to the ratings-based newsletters and services at Weiss Ratings, with a philosophy closely aligned with the Safe Money Report portfolio.

In recent years, Grant has expanded his research to the world of digital assets, providing comprehensive reports on the latest news in the crypto and blockchain ecosystem — Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), altcoins, mining, adoption, decentralized finance, non-fungible tokens, the metaverse and regulatory talk, are among the breadth of topics.

Grant contributes to Weiss Crypto Daily, giving insight into the latest market trends, innovations, projects and profit opportunities.

In today’s four-minute video segment, Grant discusses how alternative investments — cryptocurrencies being just one example — are now viable for retail investors and how they can pay off in the long term.

He says history shows that many alternative asset classes fare extremely well, despite negative market conditions:

Doors have opened over the last several years, mostly due to fractional investing, where the everyday retail investor — not just the ultra-high net worth investors or accredited investor — has access to these asset classes that fit into the alternative bucket.

There are many types of alternative indices, so you can look back at the returns through different types of markets.

Some of these investments have generated monstrous returns like cryptocurrencies.

Others have generated more conservative returns, but they don’t have the big downturns that the stock market will haveso they can actually reduce your risk in the portfolio and increase your return, which is magic in the world of investing.

In this insightful video, Grant discusses:

  • Seven different asset classes that the retail investor should consider.
  • Types of exchange-traded funds that would serve your portfolio.
  • A facet of the digital asset space where he sees nonstop growth.

And more.

The information in this short segment couldn’t be timelier. Just go to the video box above to watch it now.

And for a deep dive into how to thrive in good times and bad using a conservative approach, click here to see Dr. Martin Weiss discuss a new all-weather portfolio.

Happy investing!

Jessica Borg
Financial News Anchor
Weiss Ratings

Watch Jessica’s Recent Videos


The Tide Could Soon Turn for Crypto

Is the tide turning for the crypto market? In this segment, Jessica interviews Crypto Analyst Alex Benfield about the broad rally in assets since their lows in June, a winning strategy using Bitcoin futures in this current environment, and the big landmark event set to transform the crypto landscape in just a few weeks.


Is Sentiment Changing From Bleak to Bullish?

Are you worried about a recession? Senior Analyst and two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner Jon D. Markman says the outlook for both the economy and stock market look healthy. In this segment, Jessica interviews Jon about the latest inflation and jobs data, the rapid shift in investor sentiment from bleak to more bullish, and two breakthrough companies that are transforming their sectors.


The Gulf Between Winners and Losers Deepens

The stock market is a fluid situation and the dynamics at play are drawing a deepening gulf between investment winners and losers. In this segment, Jessica speaks with Income and Dividend Analyst Mike Larson, who describes the game of catchup the Fed is playing, recession-resilient stocks and how the rising value of the U.S. dollar is affecting investments across the board.

About the Financial News Anchor

During her award-winning career as an anchor and reporter with ABC News and CBS News, Jess has covered the gamut — politics, consumer affairs and finance, including extensive reporting on the 2008 global economic crisis. 

Top Tech Stocks
See All »
Top Consumer Staple Stocks
See All »
WMT NYSE $150.86
Top Financial Stocks
See All »
V NYSE $255.74
JPM NYSE $158.52
Top Energy Stocks
See All »
CVX NYSE $144.31
COP NYSE $112.07
Top Health Care Stocks
See All »
Top Real Estate Stocks
See All »
Weiss Ratings