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Investment Lessons from Poker

Going All-In: Investment Lessons from the Poker Table

Take a lesson from poker, where an increasing number of sharks are chasing fewer fish. Today’s investors must raise their skill level over other investors or (cue Jaws theme music) bad things can happen.

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DarcMatter CEO Sang Lee

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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Angel Investor Rankings

The Top Angel Investors and Venture Capital Fund Managers 2019

A Rankings Review Thanks to CB Insights, Mattermark and Preqin, it’s now easier to find top venture capital fund managers based on performance, fees and follow-on investments. The institutional alternative asset classes, such as Venture Capital and Private Equity, can be opaque. Nevertheless, a few FinTech firms are helping to lower costs, provide transparency and […]

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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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Global Wealth 2019

Essential (& Some Surprising) Facts Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report is one of the most comprehensive analyses of the world’s wealth, and provides keen insights into the health of the global economy. We took a fresh look at the most recent report, which contains the following, essential facts: Global Wealth is On the Rise – […]

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When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 2)

Diversification is Almost Always a Winning Strategy As noted in “When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 1),” the impact of asset allocation on volatility and returns has been widely debated, but a landmark study from the CFA Institute found that between 1974 and 1983, diversifying among a variety of asset classes – and […]

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Thirteen Guidebooks for Building and Holding Wealth

Read These Books to Get Smart About Personal Finance and Investing

Thirteen Guidebooks for Building and Holding Wealth Hiring a professional to manage your investments is not akin to hiring a plumber, car mechanic, or even attorney. To hire any of these three professionals it is neither necessary nor likely that to first teach yourself about plumbing, car engines, or the law. Personal Finance & Investing, […]

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Raw Land Investment

The 8 Essential Questions About Raw Land Investments

Investing in raw land is an exciting prospect, with important considerations If you’re in the market for a solid, long-term investment, raw land – undeveloped land that has not yet been improved or built upon – may be worth a look. Although raw land investments do come with potential risks and drawbacks, the benefits can […]

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Wealth Management Trends

AMG Funds Survey Finds Investors Confident in Economy

New Survey Explores Investment Preferences and Generational Differences Nearly two thirds of wealthy investors now feel optimistic about the economy, according to a new survey from AMG Funds. Titled “Wealth Management Trends in America,” the survey polled 1,000 individual investors with investable assets of more than $250,000, and found that among that group, 60% feel […]

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Iceland Investment Opportunities

3 Overseas Markets (That Still Are) Terrific Investing Opportunities

A Fresh Look at Iceland, Botswana and Chile [Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article was first published June 9, 2015. This version has been updated with current statistics. The article’s author, Mike Brady continues to endorse these three countries as investment opportunities.] Overseas markets are loaded with opportunity, but for many investors, skepticism […]

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