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Who Wins When Oil Hits Multiyear Lows

Who Wins When Oil Hits Multiyear Lows

Oil prices hit new lows on Wednesday, dipping below $35 per barrel. The Wall Street Journal reports that the “global...
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The Turn in the M&A Tide?

The year isn't over, but the volume of mergers and acquisitions activity in 2015 has already exceeded its 8-year old record. So far,...
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Viewing Portfolio Diversification in a Different Light

It's long been said that portfolio diversification is the closest thing to a "free lunch" that an investor can get....
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Are Funds of Hedge Funds worth the extra money?

Funds of Hedge Funds offer a professional service in manager selection, due diligence process and portfolio management. Of course this...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Commodity Investing

A Beginner’s Guide to Commodity Investing

Commodities are “dead money”, but that does not mean they cannot work for you. While it is true that the...
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Déjà Vu All Over Again in the IPO Market?

It's long been said that IPO market is a leading indicator for the stock market. When demand for initial public offerings...
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The Right Environment for Active Investing

Last Wednesday, stocks fell and the dollar rose after Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen essentially confirmed that the central bank...
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Enhancing Commodity returns through the use of Futures

Commodities are known for being positively linked to inflation and therefore offer protection in periods of high inflation when traditional...
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The Fed Rate and Its Effect on Private Equity

The Fed Rate and Its Effect on Private Equity

Private equity (PE) makes the business world go ‘round. It is how new companies finance early beginnings, how young companies...
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Hedging a portfolio against higher interest rates

Higher interest rates can have an adverse effect on certain assets especially Bonds and Stocks. So too will other Alternative...
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Market Liquidity: A Deteriorating Outlook

Market liquidity is something that many investors, especially individuals, either take for granted or rarely think about. They assume that...
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Dark Clouds Looming for Private Equity

When it comes to private equity investing, some recent reports tell an upbeat story. According to research firm Preqin, 178...
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Is the timing right for Real Estate investments?

Real Estate Bull market since March 2009 Real Estate has performed extremely well since it bottomed out after the financial...
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3 things to ask about your portfolio

#1 How will my portfolio fare in a crisis This is a question every investor should have on his mind....
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NYSE to Eliminate Stop Orders, This is Why It Matters

NYSE to Eliminate Stop Orders, This is Why It Matters

Stop orders are one of the tools traders have to automate their transactions and limit their losses. While they are...
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CTA Investing: The Trend to Follow?

Following decades of solid performance, commodity trading advisors (CTAs)--who are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and who...
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Pre-IPOs: Square Slips Through a Growing Hole

Sighs of relief could be heard across Wall Street late last week following Square's initial public offering, which was priced...
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Real Estate; Raw Land Investment

Raw Land investments offer great opportunities within the Real Estate space. They are also the most adventurous, in the sense...
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Tricky path of Benchmarking Private Equity

Benchmarking an investment is a necessary procedure to analyze the performance of a manager compared to his peers or an...
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Managed Futures; SMAs or Funds

Most Managed Futures Funds will not offer separately managed accounts (SMAs) and often those that do have extremely high minimums...
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