We’ve talked in the past about how art isn’t all that scalable of an alternative investment for large institutional investors to consider it an asset class… but that surely doesn’t keep it from holding a special place in the hearts and portfolio of wealthy individuals and families. Enter one of the premier art events in the […]
It’s amazing how fast it takes a meme to hit terminal velocity these days. Witness Bernie going from folding chair to most photoshopped human ever: But the real meme across FintTwit these days isn’t Bernie. It’s Bernie’s army (of investors) YOLO’ing very real money to drastic effect on the markets. Just like that, there’s a […]
We all love listicles, amiright? Well this particular listicle is our favorite because it gives an in-depth look at the Fintwit world and who is talking Alts on Twitterverse, segmented for easy reading (& tagged for easy following) . We obviously have to put ourselves at the top of the list! (follow everyone using our […]
We love movies…so much so that we’ve been known to tweet out asking to bring back movie futures, compared the 60/40 portfolio to Top Gun, and put out the greatest infographic of all time aligning 20 investments with Star War characters. Movies have the innate ability of breaking down barriers and making almost any subject […]
We list Meb Faber and his blog at www.mebfaber.com amongst our ‘required reading’ list of books and blogs, and had the opportunity to sit with him and a few members of his unofficial fan club in Chicago last week during the Morningstar Investment Conference. The unofficial Chicago @MebFaber fan club – vol, asset allocation, dividends […]
U.S. equities climbed after the latest batch of corporate earnings bolstered confidence in the economy as investors awaited the Federal Reserve rate decision and any developments on trade. Stocks Get Lift From Earnings as Traders Await Fed: Markets Wrap (Bloomberg) It’s every trader’s fantasy – being the only one to see a bear market […]
With 24/7 access to thousands of websites and blogs covering topics as far afield as VIX to private REITS to good old passive equities via ETFs, weeding out the *really* good ones can be a challenge. Although it would be nice to spend all day canvassing the internet for the best ones around, we think […]
Because post-soccer sadness lingers for hours while after-match joy is fleeting, a loss actually ends up robbing fans of about four times the amount of happiness they might have gained from a win.
While experts are hesitant to call out “good” and “bad” alternatives, the strong message is that alternatives are what you make them.
U.S. crude prices surged $2.45 a barrel on Tuesday after the State Department said it is telling companies that buy Iranian crude oil that they must completely cut those exports by Nov. 4, or they will face powerful U.S. sanctions.