Alternative Investments

Volatility? Never Fear. Use it to Your Clients' Favor
Recent jittery markets give advisors a terrific chance to judge liquid alt funds. Better yet, a close look can help you better position the portfolios of clients worried about global markets.
Citing regulatory uncertainty the non-traded REIT says it will “sit this one out.” Read More »
Whenever markets drop, clients start clamoring to hold gold in their IRAs. Here’s what to tell them. Read More »
Even among advisors who support the concept of socially responsible investing, agreeing on what that term entails exactly is tough. Read More »
There’s a surge of interest in learning more about the complexities of alternative investments. Don’t be left behind. Read More »
Gold extended a rebound from the lowest level in six weeks after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting signaled many officials were inclined to keep interest rates near record lows for longer. Read More »
Investors may be able to generate extra returns (without extra risk) by betting on unpopular equities. Here’s how. Read More »
Here’s an early Christmas present for the economists of Wall Street. Read More »
Oil at $50 per barrel will almost definitely create problems for banks in oil-producing regions as well as Wall Street financial institutions that finance the sector. Analysts already forecast the price of crude will fall that low — the only other question is how long it might last. Read More »
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