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Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment #4

Overview of the Alternative Assets Landscape Subsequent installments in the series will dive into specific subcategories within the “alternative asset” asset classes. Think of those installments as the trees. This installment looks at the forest. There are many different ways of categorizing the alternative assets; no universally accepted approach exists. In this series, we group […]

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Catching Up With: DarcMatter CEO Sang H. Lee

We recently got to know DarcMatter – a fully transactional platform that offers transparent, institutional-level access to alternative investment opportunities, and the company’s CEO, Sang Lee. Investors can source private investment opportunities in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and structured debt opportunities. By using technology and designed feeder funds, DarcMatter can provide a frictionless process for both investors and private issuers while remaining fully compliant with all financial regulations.

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Calling the Shots: Self-Directed IRAs Span Every Asset Class

IRAs Defined An Individual retirement account (IRA) is just that – an account where an individual, without the assistance of an employer (like a 401k requires), invests money that will grow over time. The purpose of this exercise is to provide a nest egg for retirement. An IRA can be invested in a variety of […]

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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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