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Articles tagged: Alternative Assets

alternative assets in a bear market

When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 1)

With Bear Market Approaching, Diversification an Attractive Option Someday you may be asked: “Where were you on March 9, 2009?” For market historians, that day marked the bottom of the Great Recession: the S&P 500 had just sunk below 700 for the first time in 13 years. Goldman Sachs warned investors that the S&P could […]

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Precious Metal Investing

The 5 Do’s (and 4 Don’ts) of Precious Metals Investing

To Make a Profit, Know the Do’s and Don’ts Many people who consider themselves savvy investors have little or no direct experience with alternative investments, such as precious metals. The reasons for that are diverse and plentiful, but some of the more common are: risk aversion due to the complexity of the subject; price fluctuation; […]

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selecting a private equity manager

Critical Considerations When Selecting a Private Equity Manager

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published on February 3, 2016. This article updates, amends and supersedes that earlier article. Nobody Said It Was Easy (Selecting a Private Equity Manager) Selecting a private equity manager with whom to invest is crucial to achieving top-tier performance in an industry where the […]

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Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways Than One

Super Gains for Superheroes? Check out Investing in Comics

Is Investing in Comics Big Money, Big Fun- or Both? If you’ve ever thought that investing in comics is for the birds, you could be missing out. It’s well-known that diversifying your portfolio with hard, tangible assets is a sound choice. But how much money can comic book investing actually garner? There are conflicting notions […]

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Auto Investment Analysis 2017: Some Experts Are Dead Wrong

My take: This may be right in the short-term, but it’s dead wrong in the medium-term and beyond. Let me explain why. 1. Rising Default Rates On Auto Subprime Loans First, a bit of context: the quote above comes from an article about rising default rates on auto subprime loans. If you are interested in […]

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A Few Minutes With … Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker joined Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a firm engaged in the sale and auction of rare coins and currency, in early 2015 as a World Numismatist and Cataloger. He has collected world gold coins by Friedberg catalog number since his mid-20s.

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A Few Minutes With … Sharestates’ CEO Allen Shayanfekr

Allen Shayanfekr is the CEO and Founder of online real estate investment platform Sharestates. In a little more than a year, Sharestates announced this month, the company has crossed the $100 million mark in loans originated.

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A Few Minutes With … Dillon Gage Metals’ Roy Friedman

Roy Friedman is executive vice-president of Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale trading firms. The company is an authorized purchaser for all major world mints and maintains inventory in over 20 countries around the world.

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