For alternative mutual funds, 2012 was a mixed bag.

All told, funds that bet on assets other than stocks or bonds or on strategies other than simply buying and holding stocks or bonds for the long haul picked up $19 billion in 2012. Assets reached $150.6 billion altogether, compared to $126.1 billion in 2011 and $104.3 billion in 2010.

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