“If your client has an income-oriented portfolio, you can add a fixed-income long-short strategy with a yield component to it, or a [master limited partnership]with a yield component to it or a [real estate investment trust]strategy,” Papagiannis said in the InvestmentNews article. “If you’re more growth-oriented, you want more long-short equity — something that gives you more of a return aspect.”
Investors can access alternative assets through ETF offerings. For instance, the ProSharse RAFI Long/Short ETF (NYSEArca: RALS) seeks to provide absolute return over a full market cycle through a long-short investment strategy.
Investors interested in a fixed-income option with exposure to the rapidly expanding U.S. energy sector can take a look at MLP exchange traded products, such as the UBS ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN (NYSEArca: MLPI), which has a 4.47% 12-month yield. [An ETN Option for MLP Investors]
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