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Articles tagged: Investing

A Few Minutes with…Jorge Newbery, CEO of American Homeowner Preservation

American Homeowner Preservation is a platform that not only provides a means for accredited investors to earn a respectable return on their money through investing in local real estate, but also provides homeowners sustainable solutions to be able to keep their homes. AIMkts recently sat down with Founder and CEO Jorge Newbery to find out how it works.

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The Most Popular Hobby in the World: A Look at Collecting Rare Stamps

The Most Popular Hobby in the World: A Look at Collecting Rare Stamps

“Few hobbies match the flexibility of stamp collecting,” according to the American Philatelic Society. “It is suitable for nearly all ages. You can collect stamps all 12 months of the year regardless of the climate where you are located. It does not require any special skills or great wealth…. Stamps also usually provide a much greater return on your investment than other hobbies.”

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A Few Minutes with… Henry Ward, CEO of eShares

eShares issues electronic shares for private companies and then acts as the registration agent for those companies. To use the service, a company sets up an account and designates certain people who can issue and sign certificates. eShares then manages the workflow of getting existing shares entered into the system.

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The 90-second lesson series investigates key financial terms

90 Second Lesson: What are BDCs? A Look at the Business Development Company Model

A Business Development Company (BDC) is an investment vehicle that invests in small and medium-sized businesses. BDCs are similar to venture capital and private equity because they provide investors with a way to invest in small companies. Unlike VC and PE funds, however, BDCs are open to non-accredited investors; shares are bought and sold on the open market (many are NASDAQ-traded).

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crowdfund investing

Crowdfund Investing: The Newest Lottery or a Legitimate Asset Allocation Strategy?

Indeed, there is a lot about Wefunder that we like and the sentiment above is fairly typical of portals that will offer crowdfunding to non-accredited investors through Title III of the JOBS Act. It is precisely because the sentiment is common that we feel compelled to comment on it, though original our comment is not. We think New York Times columnist Andrew Sorkin was dead on back in April, 2012 when he wrote…

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A few minutes with … Alex Mittal, CEO and Co-founder of FundersClub

FundersClub is a new type of venture capital platform, built around a unique online marketplace that allows accredited investors to become equity holders in FundersClub-managed venture funds – which then fund pre-screened, private companies. AIMkts spoke with CEO Alex Mittal about all things FundersClub to get some insight into why they’re industry wave makers right out of the gate, among other things.

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A few minutes with… Ryan Caldbeck, CEO, CircleUp

CircleUp is an equity crowdfunding platform, presently open only to accredited investors, which primarily features existing U.S. consumer products companies. Ryan Caldbeck, CircleUp’s CEO spoke with AIMkts about raising capital, their focus retail and consumer goods and CircleUp’s presence as an investment platform.

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Investing in Farmland

Investing in Farmland

U.S. farm real estate retained its value over the decade 2000 to 2010, despite the housing market’s tumble [see charts below]. In fact, the average value of land and buildings on farms has steadily increased since the late 1980s, with the sole exception of 2009.

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