In this environment of low interest rates and uncertain returns, you can still find opportunities to earn high yields and obtain large gains. The answer lies in understanding and investing in alternative investments. These are investments that are not offered by the wire houses or broker-dealers or mutual funds. In fact, these investments will seldom appear on the radar screen of your financial planner or investment advisor. The alternative investments that we specialize in are trust deeds or private mortgage notes. Carefully chosen, they can return 14-18% annually to the passive investor with relatively little risk, making them ideal for any investor needing more income or a safe haven from a possibly overvalued stock market.