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More investors are turning to alternative investments such as private real estate, equity and debt to help balance their portfolios.
Real estate is particularly appealing to Canadians, both at home and across the border in the U.S. Perhaps not surprisingly, Canadians made up the largest share of foreign buyers of U.S. property, or 11 per cent of purchases, from April 2021 to March 2022, followed by Mexicans, at 8 per cent, and Chinese, at 6 per cent, according to the National Association of Realtors.
For investors, real estate may not sound like a great investment today, given rising interest