Although the SEC has limited the access that non-accredited investors have to certain investment types, there are still several Alternative Investment classes that are available to those with more modest amounts to invest. Some of these investments fall into the classification of "publicly-offered/non-publicly traded." These investments typically give up some amount of liquidity in exchange for lower volatility and the potential for steadier returns. Other investments are available through publicly-traded mutual funds, but are considered "alternative" because they do something other than simply buy stocks. Veripax tends to use some combination of the investments described below for a majority of the portfolios we manage.