Alternative Investments


The 3 Recession-Proof Real Estate Investments

The smart money is on a stock market downturn sometime in early 2018. When that happens, what will be some of the best “recession-proof” investments to have in place? Nothing is a sure thing, but for the sake of safety, passive investing on crowdfunding real estate platforms like Fundrise and RealtyMogul are just one approach. …


What’s Hiding in the GOP Tax Plan?

The Republican tax proposal, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), was passed by the Senate in early December 2017 and is now headed to a reconciliation process that will try to combine the House-passed version with the Senate one. The chance that the bill will be reconciled successfully and sent to President Trump for …


How to Invest in Infrastructure With InfraShares

Infrastructure investing, putting money into so-called “public infrastructure” projects like mass-transit, toll-roads, renewable energy plants, bridges, and similar endeavors, was once reserved for institutional investors and corporations with billions of dollars on hand. Now, thanks to the crowdfunding revolution in the financial world, where masses of small players pool their funds on a platform and …


Here’s What’s in Our “Crash-Proof” Portfolio

Have you ever wondered what Wall-Street-phobics invest in? Exactly how does the non-traditional crowd construct a portfolio that includes something other than yawn-inducing IBM and similar blue-chips? This decade has seen the rise of alternative investing, and the practice is becoming so popular it might just eclipse the old-school stuff by 2025 or thereabouts. With …


What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Bitcoin Futures

Can’t Handle Bitcoin Price Volatility? Try This Instead Sometime in the fourth quarter of 2017, the super-powerful Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) will introduce futures contracts on the popular cyber-currency Bitcoin (BTC), marking a day that will be, for nerdy financial types everywhere, what Woodstock was for the 1960s Counterculture movement. via GIPHY One of the …

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