If your only information about investing comes from popular media, you’ve probably heard of hedge funds. Most people think of hedge funds as investments for the uber-wealthy that generate enormous investment returns. Is that the case? And can a regular person like you invest in a hedge fund? Let’s take a look at traditional hedge […]
Blueprint Income is an an online provider of income and fixed annuities, and could be a good option if you need a secure CD alternative.
Would you like to invest in artwork but you’re not sure how? Check out this Masterworks review and decide if Masterworks is right for you.
Have you ever considered investing in alternatives like fine art or collectibles? Here’s what to know about these types of investments.
Looking to invest in gold? APMEX is one of the leading tools to use for gold and silver buying. Learn more about how it works in this review
Even for those who might be new to investing, it is clear that there is a myriad of ways for you to invest your money. Some of those ways are considered to be more traditional, while others… not so much. If you’re not a fan (or simply not looking for) more thoughts about investing in […]
If you have a high net worth, you may be interested in PeerStreet, a “crowdfunding” platform for real estate loans. Learn more in this review
Kickfurther is a crowdfunding platform that connects individual looking to earn money to small business owners with inventory funding needs. Kickfurther screens the companies that need inventory but is open to all individuals, also known as “Buyers.” This platform is another example of how powerful crowdfunding can be for both the business and individual. If […]
Funding your retirement is a challenge with so many different options and a prevailing environment of low interest rates making savings accounts an unattractive option, which is why some investors are looking into the potential of a precious metals IRA. However, you can’t actually buy gold bars and leave them in your safe at your […]
Investing doesn’t have to mean stashing all of your money in the stock market. In fact there are hundreds of ways to invest. And usually the best investments are the ones you’re most knowledgeable about. If you are having a hard time coming up with alternative investment options here are five to get you started. […]
Do you remember all the hype around gold in the not-so-distant past? From 2007 to 2011, the value of an ounce of gold went from about $500 to $1,800! If you would have purchased gold in 2007, you would have nearly quadrupled your investment in just five years! Now that is one heck of an […]
Is investing in gold a good idea? For long-term investing, there are three major reasons to consider owning gold securities.
While the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) rose more than 30 percent, the exchange-traded fund for gold, SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD), fell nearly 30 percent. It was no better for companies in the sector: Goldcorp (NYSE: GG), the world’s biggest publicly-traded company in the sector by market capitalization, was off by more […]
Writing in The New York Times in October 2008 at the beginning of the Great Recession, Warren Buffett wrote, “A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. And most certainly, fear is now widespread, gripping even seasoned investors.” Although Buffett, considered by many to […]
Since time began, immemorial gold has been considered a safe haven against sweeping global economic uncertainty. Much the same is true today where the financial crisis and near economic collapse has seen widespread uncertainty decimate entire economies. Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy are but a few examples of how severe an economic crisis can be, […]
Investing should be done responsibly, but responsibly doesn’t always mean boring, right? If you’re looking to add a little bit of excitement to your investing routine, here are seven investing ideas you probably haven’t considered. We discussed alternative investments last week, and that’s precisely what each of these are. There are different risks, but the […]
Many aspiring college investors have thought about dabbling in oil. It’s a commodity in demand, traded every day on exchanges worldwide, and offers the potential for significant returns. But oil is not for everyone. Before rushing to buy a futures contract or calling your broker about spot prices, consult the following beginner’s guide to investing […]
Young investors often assume that investing is strictly limited to the stock market. Yet, while this is where most investing happens, there is a whole galaxy of investment vehicles beyond the more typical stocks and bonds that everyone talks about. Known as “alternative investments,” these opportunities represent a completely different approach to investing and will be […]
I’m a frequent critic of gold (GLD) in an investment portfolio. Seeing as it doesn’t generate income, doesn’t grow, and costs money to store, it’s a highly-speculative investment. That doesn’t mean it isn’t without its good years – those who bought gold ETFs in 2004 have doubled their money. Gold is Losing its Luster […]
Last week I wrote a post about whether or not investing student loans was right for you. We looked at the ethical and legal barriers, and the challenges that you would face in using student loans as investment seed money. Today I want to look into the other side of that thought; whether or not […]
Silver and gold streaming businesses are enormously popular with investors. The model allows ordinary investors like you and I the opportunity to own a stake in several different gold and silver mining operations. Silver and gold streaming companies are really just financiers in disguise. In exchange for an upfront cash payment, a streaming company receives […]
Master Limited Partnerships are all the rage on Wall Street. Known for high yields, favorable taxation, and exposure to a very popular sector (oil and gas, primarily), MLPs are the new “designer drug” for enterprising investors. Let’s work through the basics of MLPs, their tax structure, and their suitability in your portfolio. So, what is […]