Investors Diversify Creatively In Bad Economy

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Though conventional wisdom holds that investors should hold fast to the stocks they have, many nervous investors want to diversify their dwindling holdings with alternatives such as gold, wine, livestock and even classic comic books. Tell us: Have you made any alternative investments?


Jennifer Levitz, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, wrote October 3 article "When Stocks Tank, Some Investors Stampede to Alpacas and Turn to Drink".

Joseph Borg, director of the Alabama Securities Commission, president of the North American Securities Administrators Association.



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