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Articles tagged: Investing

a neon green chart represents volatility in the market in this series on 'what is a stock?'

Investing Basics Installment #1: What is Stock? And Should You Buy Some?

What is a stock? For anyone still considering buying we cover stock basics and investment principles in this series on all things equity.

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Investing in real estate like this multi-family dwelling, Bankrate found, is more popular than betting on the stock market

Survey Says: Investing in Real Estate Market Still the Popular Choice Among Americans

Americans favor investing in real estate over stocks and other asset classes. What makes the current real estate market so popular? 

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House keys inside an open door, symbolizing real estate exit strategies

Pressing the “Eject” Button: Secure a Viable Real Estate Exit Strategy First

Some investors have a commercial real estate exit strategy of holding property indefinitely, to pass it on to heirs with a stepped-up tax basis.

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A woman sits at her computer, pondering venture capital investments and returns

Beginner’s Guide to Venture Capital Investment and Returns

Non-investors often confuse venture capital investment with private equity, but there is a difference. Learn about VC, from access to returns.

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Cranes fly over a sunset, representing the desire for Limited Partners to find an exit strategy before General Partners are ready to sell up

The Delayed PE Exit Strategy – What’s a Limited Partner to Do?

Private equity firms are focusing less on exit strategy and more on creating value to satisfy their LPs. Today’s investment horizon is longer than ever.

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Baseball card investing, as shown by this baseball stamp, is a great example of tangible assets.

Home Run Hobby? Baseball Card Investing Still Brings Cash for Collectors

Baseball Card Investing by Livestream? Analog Investments Show Virtual Appeal Can you imagine making a small $20 investment in a case of baseball cards, watching a livestream of someone else unwrapping each packet, and hoping your number comes up? “Breaking,” the term for collectively witnessing the opening of baseball card packs, is the post-modern method […]

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Real estate due diligence is important for investment properties, like the cityscape pictured here

Real Estate Due Diligence: A Simple Guide for Investment Properties

When it comes to investing in real estate, do your homework before you pull the trigger. Learn the best ways to accomplish real estate due diligence.

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A hand reaches into the sea, as if optimistic about the future of a private equity investor

Are Investors Still Happy with Private Equity Performance?

Private equity investors say expectations were met throughout the last decade. Going into 2020, is private equity performance still meeting forecasts?

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An RIA/Registered Investment Advisor talks with a client about their fear of private equity investments

Why Your RIA Fears Private Equity Investments

RIAs Lack in Alternative Investment Offerings for Their Clients Registered investment advisors (RIAs) have never been the preferred vehicle for finding alternative investment opportunities, especially private equity. Large private equity funds are not easy to access, nor is private equity always easy to understand.  But clients are becoming curious.  In a 2019 RIA Sentiment Survey […]

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The exterior of a luxury home, representing the challenges of buying real estate as an investment

The Risks, Rewards and Challenges of Buying Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate for Beginners Property values are rising in smaller cities, renting remains popular in first-tier cities, and many Millennials are entering the housing market for the first time. There are plenty of opportunities for buying investment real estate, whether you’re looking to rent a property out yourself or make passive investments through […]

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