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Financial Advisor's Biases

Understanding your Financial Advisor’s Biases

Bias is Bias, for You and for Them The past several decades have produced countless articles on the topic of “behavioral finance.” But what exactly is behavioral finance? This little-known field examines how people make decisions with their money. It identifies things like patterns of incorrect thinking and predictable mistakes. Most authors writing about behavioral […]


conservative value investors and venture capital

Laws of Attraction: Can Conservative Value Investors Love Venture Capital too?

Conservative Value Investor Takes a Risk A few years ago, my Harvard Business School classmate, Len Batterson, reached out to me to pitch his venture capital firm. I’d never before thought about investing in venture capital. But the background material he shared was intriguing. The funds he has led have had a great track record, […]


Sustainable Energy

What the Walking Dead Can Tell You About Investing

You don’t need to be a visionary to see the world’s trends toward “clean tech” and sustainable energy. A recent Bloomberg report noted that investors will pump up to $1.9 trillion in new wind and solar capacity over the next decade.


private equity retirement planning

Six Ways Private Equity Can Play a Role in Retirement Plans

Ready for retirement and looking for rollover IRA ideas? Check out these six ways private equity plays an important role in today’s retirement planning.


Digital Currency in Portfolio

Digital Currency in Your Portfolio

Is now the right time for digital currency investment? Here’s what you should consider before allocating money towards Bitcoin.


Private equity questions

5 Questions Investors Should Ask Before a Private Equity Investment

For investors with the right assets, time horizon, risk tolerance and access, private equity can add meaningful diversification and return enhancement potential to a traditional portfolio.


invest in startups

Equity Crowdfunding: New Options for Angel Investors (Part 2)

Thanks to equity crowdfunding, all Americans, not just the wealthy few, can invest in startups and small businesses via the internet.


invest in startups

Equity Crowdfunding: New Options for Angel Investors

The JOBS Act of 2012 opened the door for crowdfunding, which allows companies to collect small contributions to finance or capitalize a popular enterprise.


Theranos

Theranos Revisited

Theranos made headlines for the alleged failure of its signature blood test – and for civil and criminal suits from its stockholders.


Why Crowdfinance Is About Brand, Not Product

Want to start crowdfinancing? Creating a well-known, reliable and consistent brand is what makes investors want to give you their hard-earned money.


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