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In the age of real-time news feeds, live streaming, and 280-character tweets, we as a society want our information quick and condensed. The side effect is that we tend to simplify and generalize complex issues. So when news started trickling in this summer that major real estate markets across the country saw real estate values...
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The importance of a “diversified portfolio” is likely the one piece of investment advice that is most widely promulgated to the masses. Diversification means dividing your investment capital across as many potential winners and losers as possible because it’s impossible to be sure which ones will “win.” As a result, the most common thought is...
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Stocks or real estate? Which offers a better return? This is a hard apple to apple comparison because stocks and real estate are vastly different, but we’ll take a stab. For purposes of this exercise, we will limit our data analysis to the last 20 years. From a pure growth standpoint, some will argue that...
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Many more opportunities are promoted to Accredited Investors. Those that qualify are not even aware of the doors this opens or how to qualify. Being an accredited investor opens up the new opportunities which are not available to the non-Accredited Investor. Here are some examples: Private placements Real estate syndications Hedge funds Venture capital funds...
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ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and index funds are the reigning queens of the ball. Why? Many investors and financial analysts believe that passive investing is the secret sauce for investing. They argue that ETFs and index funds produce better returns than managed funds because of the “indexing” advantage. For those unfamiliar with the difference between ETFs,...
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Not many investments will outpace inflation if just left alone. Most common investments by retail (individual) investors such as stocks, bonds, money market accounts, annuities, and CDs have all underperformed against inflation over the past 20 years. Beyond dividend stocks, investing in stocks is a hold and hope game. You hope the value of the...
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– August 05, 2019 – 767 – August 14, 2019 – 800 – August 22, 2019 – 622 Did you decode the significance of the dates and numbers above? If you guessed the numbers on the right are the number of points the Dow dropped on the dates to the left, then you would be...
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