How Bond ETFs Can Help During Big Market Selloffs

How Bond ETFs Can Help During Big Market SelloffsA well-known maxim in the world of investing is that to get a good read on the outlook for equities, you need look no further than the bond market. Gauging from all the latest hoopla in the world of bonds, greater caution looks to be in order. Stocks are no longer cheap, normalization in the U.S. is on the horizon, and the deflationary risks stemming from an earlier oil price…

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How to Beef Up a Liquid Investor Diet

How to Beef Up a Liquid Investor DietMany alternative investments, whether in the area of real estate, private equity, hedge funds, infrastructure or more complex structured products, require investors to tie up their capital for periods ranging from four months to 10 years or more. In most cases, there is no secondary market for these securities, so investors lack two elements key to the broader public capital markets: transparent pricing and liquidity. Pricing and liquidity are tied…

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How to Solve a Debt Problem

How to Solve a Debt ProblemThere‚Äôs little debate that the financial problems we face, both collectively in terms of the economy, and individually in terms of our personal finances, are rooted in debt. We have major balance sheet issues at the public, private and sovereign level. The markets have rebounded significantly, but the real economy has demonstrated a much more muted recovery, and unemployment is still unacceptably high. Read More…

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