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Alternative Mutual Funds

Alternative mutual funds are SEC-registered, publicly-traded mutual funds that employ complex investment and trading strategies. Also called alt funds or liquid funds, alternative mutual funds hold non-traditional investments. As their name implies...

Hedge Funds vs. Mutual Funds

The main goal of investing is maximizing returns. With so many investment options available, it can be daunting to determine the best investment vehicle. Among the investment products available, hedge funds and mutual funds are the most common. Both...

Understanding Hedge Funds

What Are Hedge Funds? A hedge fund is not a specific type of investment; it is a vehicle for investment. A hedge fund pools money from investors to invest in costly, high-risk, but high-reward securities and other opportunities. Unlike mutual funds...

TransFS - The Investing Guide

Welcome to our guide on mainstream investing, as well as alternative investments. We are a team of former financial advisors, who now spend our time writing about the various types of investments available, especially in the alternative investments market. Together we work with some of the biggest and best investments around right now, to provide the best information possible to help you transform your financial status.

Alternative investments are different from conventional ones, such as bonds and stocks. These investment opportunities are not as straightforward and are riskier than conventional types.

Alternative investments also have fewer regulations binding them, which is why they are better for people with high net worth or institutions. Alternative investments are also available in multiple types, with some being available on exclusive channels only. In most cases, people looking for alternative investments opt for private equity, real estate properties, art, and other collectibles. You may also need accreditation before getting access to an alternative investment. Other investment networks may not care about your accreditation.

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Top Alternative Investments

Here are some of the best alternative investments right now that are producing the highest return for investors.

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You should familiarize yourself with 1031 exchange if you own an investment property or thinking of selling and buying such properties. The 1031 tax-deferred exchange allows property owners to sell and buy similar property while deferring (postponing) capital gains tax. In this article, we will highlight the essential elements of the 1031 exchange; the concepts, definitions, and rules you must know regarding investment property transactions.

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Is putting a gold IRA in your retirement portfolio the right move for you? Gold is an appealing asset for retirement investment. It allows you to diversify your retirement portfolio, and many people consider it a hedge against volatility. You can get exposure to gold in your normal IRA account through funds on stock, but you can’t invest in the physical asset. You need a gold individual retirement account, commonly known as a gold IRA, to invest in physical gold. A gold IRA comes with some additional fees and rules to follow. And the best way to set up a gold IRA is to use one of the leading gold ira companies as outlined on the page, who provide the service of setting up your investment in a gold IRA.

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Are you considering diversifying your investment portfolio by investing in oil? It’s clear that the world’s energy needs are changing, and sophisticated investors are putting in billions of dollars in the drilling of oil and reaping desirable results. Sometimes the prices of oil change even daily because of forces like supply and demand in the oil market. These fluctuations in oil prices can make it confusing to invest in the energy sector even for seasoned investors. What’s undeniable is that crude oil investment can help diversify your portfolio and act as a hedge against inflation.

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Alternative Mutual Funds

Alternative Mutual Funds

Alternative mutual funds are SEC-registered, publicly-traded mutual funds that employ complex investment and trading strategies. Also called alt funds or liquid funds, alternative mutual funds hold non-traditional...

Hedge Funds V Mutual Funds

Hedge Funds vs. Mutual Funds

The main goal of investing is maximizing returns. With so many investment options available, it can be daunting to determine the best investment vehicle. Among the investment products available, hedge funds and mutual...

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Understanding Hedge Funds

What Are Hedge Funds? A hedge fund is not a specific type of investment; it is a vehicle for investment. A hedge fund pools money from investors to invest in costly, high-risk, but high-reward securities and other...

1031 Exchange Cost

1031 Exchange Cost

Closing Costs and the Tax Deferred Exchange The internal revenue code does not have many regulations about 1031 exchange costs. How to handle such expenses and costs remains unclear. For instance, despite the general...