Tag Archives: Stephen Todd Walker

How Tweet It Is: The Twitter IPO

Long before many individuals even knew how to Tweet, I started following Twitter as a private company.  In my first book, Wave Theory for Alternative Investments which was published by McGraw-Hill in 2010, I highlighted just 5 private companies one … Continue reading

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Gold: Adverse Conditions

“Adverse conditions can occur with gold or any other commodity.” Wave Theory for Alternative Investments  Pg 294 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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Riding the Political Wave with Mitt Romney

“Besides my observations with venture capital and the IPO market over time, I learned that wealthy investors wanted what others cannot have.  For instance, in the late 1990s BT Alex. Brown had a fund of funds with buyout firms.  At … Continue reading

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Commodities Advice

“Loading up on any commodity at its all-time high is dangerous.” -Page 331, Wave Theory for Alternative Investments

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Gold as a Hedge Against Inflation

“Gold has also proved itself to be an effective hedge against inflation over the long run. Roy Jastram looked at more than 400 years of data in his book The Golden Constant, comparing the price of gold with that of … Continue reading

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Gold as a Safety Blanket: Egypt, Iran, and Iraq

“Gold also has a history as a safe haven in times of geopolitical or economic dilemmas; it generates positive returns in periods of economic stress and political upheaval. In the summer of 2006, amid concerns over inflation and with Iran’s … 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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Fools Gold?

Gold, as reviewed in Wave Theory for Alternative Investments, Chapters 12 and 13- PART 4 Precious Metals (Gold), has clearly performed well over the past decade and even through two recent downturns in the market.  However, over a longer term … 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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