Invest Like the Pros in Other Asset Classes

While it is possible to invest alongside pros on many equity bets, we often hear about fantastic winning investments made in various other tranches of the capital structure that aren't as easy to make individually. For example, owning insurance swaps like John Paulson did in 2007 or owning mortgage debt at the height of the real estate crisis were grand slam investments. Even owning rights to valuable real estate is a play that many sophisticated investment pros have used to great success.

While many of you can't just pick up the phone and call your banker and broker to buy such securities, some equities allow you nearly replicate that trade....331 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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