Alternative Investments? You May Need New Shock Absorbers!

By Ted Parker via

During the tumultuous red and green gyrations of the capital markets this year have your clients anxiously called to ask: “What’s going on with my portfolio?”

What do you do when the usually smooth ride in your luxury automobile becomes as bumpy as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride in the Happiest Place on Earth? What does the average investor do?

Consider for a moment your car. When the road gets bumpy, it’s the shock absorber that helps keep your tires on the ground so that you, as the driver, can maintain control of the vehicle. That’s what they are designed to do.