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Asset Class Snapshot: Senior Loans

Asset Class Snapshot: Senior Loans Submitted by CION Investment Group, LLC It’s no secret that the vast majority of investment portfolios are typically comprised of various combinations of stocks, bonds and cash equivalents. As the investing landscape evolves and interest rates continue to hover at near-record lows, it’s important to consider alternative asset classes that …

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Credit Void in Banking

Credit Void in Banking Submitted by CION Investment Group, LLC Between 1992 and 2013, the number of commercial banks in the United States has decreased from 11,463 to 5,937, or approximately -48%. The decrease can be attributed to bank mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, which resulted in the fall of small banks and the growth of …

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An Alternative to Alternative Investments

An Alternative to Alternative Investments Article submitted by: Resource As a financial advisor, your goal is to create a well-balanced, sound portfolio for your clients. To accomplish this, you probably ask yourself many questions, including: How can I diversify the portfolio without sacrificing liquidity? Liquid alternative investments are emerging as a possible way to address …

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Investing in Alternative Investments - by NorthStar Securities

Content Submitted by NorthStar Securities -  Alternative investments refer to nontraditional investments including commercial real estate, private debt, private equity, hedge funds, commodities, managed futures, infrastructure, and energy investments. View this informative presentation brought to you from NorthStar Securities. Investing_in_Alternative_Investments_Investor  (PowerPoint Presentation) Alternative Investments  (PDF)  

Diversify Income with a Real Estate Investment Trust

Content Submitted by Dividend Capital -  It’s been challenging for fixed income investors to meet their cash flow needs in recent years with interest rates hovering near historically low levels. A number of investors have turned to an alternative vehicle for income – real estate investment trusts (REITs). While REIT investments will likely change the risk …

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I have been using Blue Vault Partners for the past five years.  I have found them to be a valuable, unbiased resource when it comes to evaluating and comparing non-traded REITs.  The reports help me analyze which sponsors are doing a responsible job of managing their offerings.  This allows me to limit my REIT recommendations to only the most competitive products, and then track those REITs throughout their life cycle.

Gil Armour, CFP SagePoint Financial, Inc.