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Articles tagged: Personal Finance & Investment

hedge fund performance

Three Ways to Drastically Improve Portfolio Performance with Hedge Funds Based on Your Financial Goals

A Primer on Hedge Fund and Portfolio Performance Evaluating hedge fund performance is challenging because it involves many different investment strategies employed by thousands of funds across a global $3.2 trillion industry. While many investors will analyze a previous track record to help determine which funds they should choose, that approach rarely leads to a […]

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Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways Than One

Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways than One

Investing in Comic Books is No Joke Fueled by the prevalence of top-grossing movies featuring comic book superheroes, interest in comic books is on the rise. In 2017, five of the 10 highest-grossing movies were superhero stories and the popularity of comic conventions continues to grow. Case in point: last year’s New York Comic Con […]

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Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

International Venture Capital Races Ahead Take a look at The Fortune Unicorn List: Of the top 100 most valuable unicorns in 2016, 39 are currently based outside of the United States. Fundraising of U.S. VCs has dropped slowly as a percentage of global limited partner allocations over the last decade. However, non-US startups are receiving […]

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losing power at home

Losing Power at Home: A Personal Struggle

Losing Power at Home We recently experienced losing power at home, specifically our gas-powered heat,  for a few days while away on vacation. In the aftermath, I got to thinking about how I could have been better prepared. A backup generator wouldn’t have helped in this instance because we didn’t lose electricity. Rather, it was […]

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2018 IRA alerts

2018 IRA Alerts Investors Will Want to Know

The tax prep season perennially stirs financial advisors to reach out to their retirement-minded clients to review asset allocation strategies. There are several 2018 IRA alerts and reminders that may make this tax season a little smoother for everyone. 2018 IRA Alerts May Affect Tax Season Strategies One strategy that received a boost in 2017 […]

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investing in weight loss companies

Investing in Weight Loss Companies May Bring Big Gains

Invest in Your Health, and Wealth With the new year finally here, it is pretty much accepted as canon that weight loss resolutions must be made. That makes investing in weight loss companies a potentially lucrative resolution in and of itself. In fact, over 30% of Americans make a weight-related resolutions every time another year […]

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investing in cryptocurrency

Investing in Cryptocurrency with Bitcoin: Fad, Fraud or Fortune-Maker?

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of an article first published in March, 2014. Investing in Cryptocurrency If you haven’t heard about investing in cryptocurrency, chances are high you have heard about Bitcoin. Are you one of the many who have pondered allocating some investment dollars to this mysterious but revolutionary new currency? If so, […]

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timeshare ownership

Timeshare Ownership is the Fabulous Getaway You’ll Never Escape

Timeshares are one of those things people love to hate. Sort of like network marketing or President Trump. Lots of bad press, but enough positive aspects and flashy hype that people keep coming back wanting more. But are they really as bad as they seem? Timeshare Ownership: The Frenemy of the Real Estate World While […]

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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.

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Auto Investment Analysis 2017: Some Experts Are Dead Wrong

My take: This may be right in the short-term, but it’s dead wrong in the medium-term and beyond. Let me explain why. 1. Rising Default Rates On Auto Subprime Loans First, a bit of context: the quote above comes from an article about rising default rates on auto subprime loans. If you are interested in […]

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