Financial Poise

Investors

Subscribing to the adage, “give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime,” Financial Poise offers its audience objective and plain English education about investing. If you are looking for recommendations on particular stocks or looking to make a quick buck trading, you came to the wrong place. Financial Poise teaches investors about the fundamentals of investing for the long term.

Woman reads a book lakeside, hunting for an accredited investor definition

Are You Smarter Than a High School Dropout? Revising the Accredited Investor Definition

The SEC is considering wider access to private offerings. Does net worth equate to financial literacy, or should the accredited investor definition change?

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Unicorn Companies are Rare, So Why Do Venture Capitalists Persist?

Three out of four startups backed by venture capital fail, but VC investors continue to search for unicorn companies. What makes or breaks their success?

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90 Second Lesson: What is a Hedge Fund? 

Hedge funds differ greatly from private equity funds with regard to asset class, compensation, liquidity and other factors. So, what is a hedge fund?

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Big Ben and London Bridge, symbolizing LIBOR's replacement, SOFR

90 Second Lesson: What is the LIBOR Replacement, SOFR?

Manipulated rates and fewer active markets have made LIBOR unsustainable, leading to a LIBOR replacement known as SOFR. Learn how LIBOR and SOFR compare.

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What Moves the Needle on Precious Metals Spot Prices? 

Market volatility, interest rate cuts and trade tensions have pushed investors towards gold, revealing factors that drive precious metals spot prices. 

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The Ups and Downs of Residential Real Estate Investments

Residential real estate is abundant and leasing terms are straight forward, but heavy maintenance may fall on the investor. Is residential property for you?

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private equity valuations

How Reliable Are Private Equity Valuations?

Public information can be scarce due to SEC reporting exemptions, making private equity valuations seem unreliable. Can upgraded guidelines fix it?

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Financial Planning Process Will Tell If You’re Ready to Exit

George and Gracie want to retire, but selling Gracie’s business may not provide enough income. Here’s what they learn during the financial planning process. 

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A swim race, symbolizing how average investor returns lag the S&P500

Don’t Get Emotional: The Reason for a Sluggish Average Investor Return

Why does the average investor return lag the S&P 500? Overconfident investor behavior and poor financial advising have led mutual fund investors down a bad path.

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Finances in Marriage: 3 C’s to Address Discontent

Even with your life’s partner, money conversations are hard. Communication, collaboration and control are your keys to a harmonious shared future.

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