The Morningstar Investment Research Center has just released a new booklet called Morningstar Guide to Alternative Investments. This booklet features their approach to investments such as options, exchange traded funds (ETF’s) and closed end funds. These nontraditional investments can add new opportunities to a portfolio heavy in U.S. stocks and mutual funds—diversifying assets and sometimes reducing volatility.
This PDF document is 24 pages long and free to download.
Morningstar Investment Research Center is great tool for new and veteran investors. It's chock full of unbiased analyst reports, tools for evaluating your portfolio, and lessons on how to invest. The best part is that it's free to all valid library cardholders! Begin now or learn more.