Denis Shapiro

Investing for Income: A Different Way of Thinking

Investing for Income: A Different Way of Thinking   For 20 years, I have invested in traditional assets. During that time, I tested various stock strategies; I traded options, bitcoins, growth stocks, value stocks, closed-end funds, master limited partnerships (MLPs), utilities, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and dividend-paying stocks. But every time I thought I …

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Fixed Income Investors “Face a Bleak Future”

Fixed Income Investors “Face a Bleak Future”   Warren Buffet’s Annual Shareholder Letter: Fifty-One Years of Wisdom   Since 1970, Warren Buffet’s annual letters have been a must read for almost any investor in any asset class. Buffet, widely regarded as the greatest investor of all time with returns that have consistently beaten the market …

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Collateralizing Assets: A Valuable Investment Tool That Requires a Measured Approach

Collateralizing Assets: A Valuable Investment Tool That Requires a Measured Approach   If there ever was a double-edged sword in investing, it is collateralizing assets. On one hand, it can allow investors to magnify their investment returns, but on the other, it can endanger an investor’s existing portfolio if used irresponsibly. Collateralizing involves pledging an …

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The Biggest Misconceptions About Real Estate Syndications #3: Only Invest in What You Know

The Biggest Misconceptions About Real Estate Syndications Part 3 in a 3-Part Series   In my book, The Alternative Investment Almanac: Expert Insights on Building Personal Wealth in Non-Traditional Ways, I had the honor of interviewing some of the best investors in the alternative investment space and asking them all the same series of questions. …

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The Important Roles Alternative and Traditional Investments Play in Your Portfolio

The Important Roles Alternative and Traditional Investments Play in Your Portfolio By Denis Shapiro Too many times, investors develop an all-or-nothing philosophy when it comes to investing. I’ve met many investors who believe that traditional assets are the only legitimate means of investing, and when I mention alternative investments, they instantly roll their eyes because …

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The Biggest Misconceptions About Real Estate Syndications #2: Syndications Are Tax Friendly

The Biggest Misconceptions About Real Estate Syndications Part 2 in a 3-Part Series   In this article, we dive a bit deeper into some faulty preconceived notions that many newer investors hold about real estate syndications and reveal time-tested truths about these unique investment vehicles.   MISCONCEPTION #2: Syndications Are Tax Friendly   Real estate—specifically, …

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