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Musings and More About “Market” Terms in Transactions

An Overreliance on Market Terms Business professionals commonly negotiate transactions by reference to what is “market.” This makes great sense for the people who are responsible for negotiating price. Valuation and pricing methods are relatively tried and true after all, and math is an exact science. This is not to suggest that buyers and sellers […]


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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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Your Wealth Is Entropic: Use It (Or Not), You Will Lose It

Like Life Itself, Your Wealth is Entropic The hard truth about life is that the moment we are born a process begins that leads to our death. While some days are better than others, our cells and our bodies are on a constant path of growth and decline that leads inevitably to, well, you know […]


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The Real and Rising Threat of Cybercrime for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

For the Threat of Cybercrime, Get a Cyber Liability Policy If cybercrime were a nation state, it would be the world’s 13th-largest by GDP, just ahead of Australia. The threat of cybercrime can take many forms – from hijacking sensitive robotics to holding consumer data at ransom – and the impact to your operation (and […]


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Small Businesses Are Key to Driving Economic Recovery

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published in March of 2015. To view the original, click here. Creative Capital is Driving Economic Recovery As small business owners get creative in raising capital, the economy is beginning to show steady improvement. It’s no secret that credit is a long-standing problem for […]


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Recognizing Tipping Points to Keep Family Wealth in the Family

Preserve Wealth by Recognizing Tipping Points Families that have worked extremely hard to build wealth find it even more difficult to preserve that wealth over time. Often, the concern is that a wealthy family could go from shirtsleeves to shirtless in three generations. The first generation creates the wealth. The second generation consumes the wealth and the third […]


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How Blockchain Technology Will Change Finance Forever

The Financial Market is Reaping the Benefits of New Blockchain Technology Technological advancement is accelerating at an extraordinary rate. Yet, finance and capital markets, which operate within a restrictive regulatory environment, have been resistant to adapt to this phenomenon. The solution? New blockchain technology. The limited adoption that has occurred must co-exist with antiquated systems […]


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The Risks, Rewards and Challenges of Investing in Real Estate

Get Started Investing in Real Estate If you want to invest your savings prudently, there are plenty of alternatives available. Investing in real estate, savings accounts, stocks and mutual funds, hedge funds, precious metals, oil and gas and cryptocurrencies all each have distinct advantages, drawbacks, risks and rewards. Real estate is an easy way to […]


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What You Need to Know About ‘Trade Tariff Talk Tantrums’

What is Given Can be Taken Away Policies from government have driven the markets in the recent past. The domestic equity stock market (i.e., S&P 500) increased 7.3% after Congress passed tax reform. However, steel and aluminum tariff news pulled down the market 3.7%, then tit-for-tat trade tariff talk tantrums with China took the S&P […]


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Measuring a Company’s Value: Cash Flow vs. EBITDA for Investment Performance

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published in March of 2015. To view the original, click here. Using Cash Flow vs. EBITDA to Determine Value How do you monitor your investments’ performance? If the company is doing well, does that mean your investment is doing well? When it comes to cash […]


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