Tag Archives: Hedge Funds

Alternative Investments & Bad Information

“The internet provides an abundance of misinformation from people who think they know about alternative investments.” Page 44 ,“Understanding Alternative Investments” by Stephen Todd Walker

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Commodities and Performance

“Performance, like many other alternatives, depends on which commodity one selects and when one chooses that particular commodity to invest or add to a portfolio.” Wave Theory for Alternative Investments   Pg 287 – Chapter 12  

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Investing in Alternative Investments

“Navigating alternatives is not easy and requires a skill set similar to that of a world-class surfer riding waves in the ocean.”   Wave Theory for Alternative Investments, Page 29

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Facebook and the “Smart Money”

Observe the smart money. Watch what the institutional investors are doing. Are they buying or selling? Institutions are pension funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, banks, hedge funds, and other investors.  Unless you are Bill Gates, you are not the competition … Continue reading

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The “Smart Money” versus the “Dumb Money”

Top-25 Alternative Surfing Maneuvers 3. Observe the smart money. Watch what the institutional investors are doing. Are they buying or selling? Institutions are pension funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, banks, hedge funds, and other investors. They tend to move in … Continue reading

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Venture Back

When I finished writing about venture capital for Wave Theory for Alternatives, it was at the bottom of the market after the Great Recession. Few (if any) companies were getting funded. Located on page 133 in Venture Capital Market Dynamics, … Continue reading

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What Next?

Good news: The Great Recession is finally over. The recent recession started in December 2007 and lasted through June 2009. But where do we go from here? Will the market improve and will everything return to normal again? An investor … Continue reading

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PUBLISHED AT LAST!

I am excited to be launching this blog in support of my new book, Wave Theory for Alternative Investments: Riding the Wave with Hedge Funds, Commodities, and Venture Capital. The press release from McGraw Hill was issued last Thursday, September … Continue reading

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