Alternative Investments

ESG? SRI? Defining Investing with a Conscience Divides Advisors
Even among advisors who support the concept of socially responsible investing, agreeing on what that term entails exactly is tough.
There’s a surge of interest in learning more about the complexities of alternative investments. Don’t be left behind. Read More »
Gold extended a rebound from the lowest level in six weeks after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting signaled many officials were inclined to keep interest rates near record lows for longer. Read More »
Investors may be able to generate extra returns (without extra risk) by betting on unpopular equities. Here’s how. Read More »
There were four ETPs launched in 2014 that crossed the $250 million asset milestone, and five others that were shuttered, before the end of the year. Read More »
Here’s an early Christmas present for the economists of Wall Street. Read More »
Oil at $50 per barrel will almost definitely create problems for banks in oil-producing regions as well as Wall Street financial institutions that finance the sector. Analysts already forecast the price of crude will fall that low — the only other question is how long it might last. Read More »
John Jacobs, executive vice president of global information services at Nasdaq and pioneer of the QQQ ETF, reflects on the growth of the ETF industry and shares his predictions on upcoming trends. Read More »
RCS Capital said it was contacted by FINRA and the SEC after accounting errors were disclosed at American Realty Capital Properties. Read More »
Changes in the industry confront asset managers on several fronts. Michael Rawson, an analyst covering passive strategies on Morningstar's manager research team, shares his expectations on the outcomes these industry shifts will bring. Read More »
Aequitas Capital is hoping to woo advisors with an unusual but potentially potent pitch: its expertise in alternative investments. Read More »
Before advisors recommend the increasingly popular hedged investment strategy, they better know the basics. Read More »
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