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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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The Biggest Misconceptions About Real Estate Syndications #1: Syndications Are Completely Passive for a Limited Partner

The Biggest Misconceptions About Real Estate Syndications Part 1 in a 3-Part Series   When it comes to syndication investing, I encounter a lot of myths that either deter investors from participating in what could be a great deal for them or cause issues down the line due to a disconnect between reality and their …

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The Introduction Series #4: How to Get Started in Alternative Investments

How to Get Started in Alternative Investments Part 4 in a Series by Denis Shapiro   Too often, investors are afflicted with CSOS: “Chase the Shiny Object Syndrome.” The recent Bitcoin, Tesla, and GameStop get-rich quick stock crazes are all prime examples of this. But the right allocation of your portfolio is never going to …

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The Introduction Series #3: Who Can Invest in Alternative Investments?

Who Can Invest in Alternative Investments? Part 3 in a Series by Denis Shapiro   Making an alternative investment was once considered a “country club transaction” because it required you to have connections and pre-existing relationships with what was sometimes an elite group of sponsors. But the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act of 2012 …

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The Introduction Series #2: The Advantages of Alternative Investing

The Advantages of Alternative Investing Part 2 in a Series by Denis Shapiro As you may already know, I’m a big proponent of individual investors allocating at least a portion of their portfolio to alternative assets, an often-overlooked class of investments that falls outside of traditional Wall Street assets and includes: Real estate Commodities Private …

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The Introduction Series #1: Wall Street vs. Alternative Investments

Wall Street vs. Alternative Investments: An Overview Part 1 in a Series by Denis Shapiro If you’re like most investors, you’ve built your portfolio on traditional assets like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, certificates of deposit (CDs), and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Purchasing these investments is usually referred to as “investing on Wall Street” because all of …

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