2019 September


23 Sep: The Alternative Investment Favored by the Wealthy

The Blackstone Group Inc. (better known simply as Blackstone), one of the largest investment firms in the world, recently closed on the world’s largest commercial real estate fund with $20.5 billion in capital commitments.

This new fund was in addition to the $153.6 billion it already had in real estate assets under management. Blackstone’s latest fund raised eyebrows in a maturing market where high returns are no longer the norm, especially in the high-profile, gateway markets in which Blackstone likes to play. They don’t mess with small deals in small markets.


18 Sep: Indecision is the Worst Alternative for Your Retirement

Are you the type of person that makes major decisions at the drop of a hat – comfortable within your own skin of decision making?

Or do you fall in the other camp – the type person that tortures yourself over the most minute of details, over the most trivial of matters to the point of indecision? The latter group suffers from analysis paralysis – the inability to make a decision due to overthinking available alternatives, possible outcomes, and data.


11 Sep: The Stock Market is a Big Ponzi Scheme

Name a financial arrangement/system where current investors’ profits are dependent on cash from new investors.

If you said a Ponzi scheme, you would be correct, but if you said publicly traded stocks, you would also be correct.

Before I explain why stocks are a Ponzi, let me first make a distinction. I’m not saying all stocks are Ponzis, just the ones that perpetually don’t pay dividends. Why? Because there are two ways investors can make money in stocks. One is from dividends, and the other is through capital gains by selling the stock in the future for more than the purchase price.


05 Sep: Why High Net Worth Investors Aren’t Worried About A Recession

High Net Worth investors are often ahead of the markets.

Take a page from their playbook and diversify sooner than later to avoid significant losses in the equities and bond markets.

In April of this year, GlobalData published its annual “HNW Asset Allocation Trends 2019” report, a 52-page report geared towards wealth managers with projections and analyses regarding investment allocations of high net worth (“HNW”) investors and how to meet the demands of these investors.