The introduction series

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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