Alternative Investments


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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11 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for April 17, 2018

As 2018 approaches, it’s time for wise investors to do a bit of tax planning. For most people, that means setting up or contributing to a retirement account, gathering digital or hard-copy receipts for itemization, and thinking about all the ways that next year’s tax bill can be lower (or a refund can be bigger). …