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4 Crowdfund Platforms For Alternative Investments
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4 Crowdfund Platforms For Alternative Investments

A growing number of crowdfunding platforms are popping up enabling consumers to put their money in a number of investments that were previously off-limits for the general public.  Crowdfunding startups are enabling the everyday investor to claim a piece of generally prohibitively-expensive assets for themselves– investments in luxury vehicles, art, real estate, and more that…

Debunking the Liquidity Argument
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Debunking the Liquidity Argument

Debunking the Liquidity Argument: There’s a place in most portfolios for illiquid investments Some investors scoff at the idea of owning an investment that ties up their money for a set period of time. Such investors point to lock-up agreements in alternative investments – private equity, venture capital, and real estate – as being reason…

Does Return on Investment Tell the Whole Story?
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Does Return on Investment Tell the Whole Story?

Does Return on Investment Tell the Whole Story? For real estate investors ROI is just the beginning.  Most investors are likely familiar with the financial ratio that tells them their return on investment.  It’s a very straightforward financial ratio because its name says it all: ROI is return on Investment. It tells you how much…

Essential Metrics for Value Investors
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Essential Metrics for Value Investors

Value investors analyze the market for stocks that have been undervalued so that they can maximize their profits. In order to accurately judge the valuation of a stock, investors must have access to several different metrics. The range of information provided by these five measures will provide any potential investor with enough data to make…

How Risk Tolerance Impacts Portfolio Construction
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How Risk Tolerance Impacts Portfolio Construction

How Important Is Risk Tolerance?  Your appetite for risk is only one variable in the portfolio design equation. There is a school of thought that the makeup of your portfolio ought to be a reflection of how willing you are to accept stock market risk. The idea is that your asset allocation should be matched…

The Formula for Massive Growth: Compound Interest and Reinvested Returns
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The Formula for Massive Growth: Compound Interest and Reinvested Returns

The investment world is full of jargon and complicated sounding terms. While they may sound like words from a foreign language, taking the time to learn and understand them can lead to great rewards. Today we talk about a couple of terms that are exactly that: Compound Interest and Reinvested Returns. Reinvested Returns – earnings,…

Dollar Cost Averaging: How Long-term Investors Can Take Advantage of Market Volatility
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Dollar Cost Averaging: How Long-term Investors Can Take Advantage of Market Volatility

Investing during times of market turbulence can be unnerving. Watching an investment you made one day lose 1%, 2%, or more the next day is disheartening. But there is a way for long-term investors to use market volatility to their advantage. It’s a technique known as dollar-cost averaging. We’ll outline four steps to decrease market…

An Investor’s Guide: Alternative Investments Explained
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An Investor’s Guide: Alternative Investments Explained

Most of us are familiar with the stock market. But have you ever wondered what the institutions and high net worth individuals are investing in? Alternatives. We’re here to break the news to everyday investors—stocks and bonds are not the only investment vehicles out there! From art to coins, farmland to venture capital, natural gas…

Sourcing Direct Multifamily CRE Investments: A Guide For Individual Investors
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Sourcing Direct Multifamily CRE Investments: A Guide For Individual Investors

With all the different types of real estate to choose from, investors are often left wondering where to start. We explain the step by step process that goes into finding and acquiring high-potential real estate and best practices for investors to source real estate opportunities to add to their portfolio. Types of Multifamily Real Estate…