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.

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An Introduction to the World of Angel Investing

Angel investors are wealthy individuals who invest in promising startups, but more than money, angel investing requires business savvy and good judgment.

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Crowdfunding Risks: An Argument Against Investing Through Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Disadvantages Outweigh the Potential The private markets have been giving the public markets a run for their money due to fewer reporting regulations and an expanding definition of the very people who are allowed to invest in private securities. But these go-go signals are overlooking crowdfunding risks. The SEC has recently proposed to expand […]

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Blue Sky Laws: A Primer for Accredited Investors

An Introduction to “Blue Sky” Regulations Blue Sky Laws – state securities laws – have been a part of the American legal landscape since the early days of the Twentieth Century. Kansas is credited with adopting the first Blue Sky Law in 1911. By providing for registration and administrative review of securities offerings, and requirements […]

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Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment #12: Tangible Investments

Tangible investments, or investments in things that you can touch and physically experience, can delight both your inner child and investment portfolio.

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Is Website Flipping a Worthy Investment?

Website flipping is investing in an existing website, improving it to increase value and selling it for a profit. Should you invest in virtual real estate?

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Show Me the Money! A Closer Look at Investing in Coins

Investing in Rare Coins is More than a Hobby Having collectibles as an investment can be a great way to diversify your portfolio and cut down on risk. The general rule of thumb? Invest in what you love when it comes to collectibles, such as investing in coins. If your collection doesn’t realize a return, […]

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Do Real Assets Outperform Stocks and Bonds?

The Pros and Cons of Real Assets You know what they say about investing in land: “They’re not making any more of it.” And you may have heard people say this about investing in wine: “If I run out of money, I can always drink it.” The point is, real assets, whether land and water, […]

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Finding Your Deal Flow in Private Investing

Discover the three ways to increase your deal flow as a private investor: personal referrals, groups and associations, and online platforms. 

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Liquid Alternatives Feel More Fluid to New Investors

Over the last decade, investors have pursued alternative investments that rival hedge funds without the same risks. The result: liquid alternative funds.

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5 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor Before Hiring

Can your advisor prove their qualifications and track record? Know the questions to ask a financial advisor and what they mean for your financial future. 

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