Supporting Longevity in the Long Term People are living longer than ever before in history. Thanks to advancements in health care and an ever-increasing focus on wellness, many are living long enough to watch their great-grandchildren grow up. While this is great news, it means that people now need more funds than they ever anticipated […]
Acceptable Trademark Disparagement… or Disparagement at all? People try to trademark all types of names, brands and slogans. The U.S. government, however, acts as the gatekeeper applying trademark law to decide whether or not those names or brands are worthy of protection or if they constitute trademark disparagement. One of the most newsworthy parts of […]
Familiarize yourself with the important financial terminology used in connection with real estate investment, property operations and lending.
Should you leverage real estate investments? The answer depends on six factors, and our expert breaks down each one for you.
Franchising is booming, as more and more people realize the multiple benefits it offers. Chances are you’ve already engaged with a franchise at some stage today, whether it was stopping in for your morning coffee or hitting the gym to burn it off. Franchising is now so developed that it tends to touch each and every one of us in our daily lives in many different forms. However, it may not be for you.
The internal rate of return, or “IRR,” is the percentage that reflects what any individual investment is expected to yield from inception to sale. It takes into account anticipated cash flow and appreciation, as well as the time value of the capital invested.
When you select a residential property for investment, your criteria will be different than when you decide where you want to live personally. This is because investors care about cash flow and tax benefits, such as depreciation deductions that do not apply to a home.
A common concern many individuals have about buying real estate for investment is the potential time and cost of maintaining the property. Not everyone has the tools, expertise or inclination to fix leaky faucets, clean soiled carpets or plow a snow-filled parking lot in the wintertime.
The decision of the UK to withdraw from the European Union, known colloquially as Brexit, has left many scrambling to get a sense of what’s next for the global marketplace. For some, turning to gold as a reliable investment is the obvious answer. After all, it is a tangible good, which is universally recognized as a form of currency; as opposed to print money, which is more vulnerable to economic crises. However, gold is not necessarily as steady of an asset as many would believe.
Jason Stevens, investment executive and natural resource specialist for Sprott Global Resource Investments, discusses the potential benefits of investing in the equity of high-quality “Real Asset” agricultural, mining, or energy companies with host, Chris Cahill. That’s right, energy companies, even today: the key to garnering inflation protection plus return for such investment is the quality of the companies.