Alternative Investments Seattle WA

An alternative investment is an investment product other than traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, cash or property. Read the following articles to learn about a variety of alternative investment ranging from investment strategies to peer-to-peer lending to franchise opportunities.
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Mobile Home Lot Investment Seattle WA

In a downsized economy where only service industry jobs seem to be booming, the trend is away from upscale properties while demand is growing in the rental sector. Meanwhile, the window of opportunity is narrowing to take advantage of a market that has been both maligned and neglected – mobile home parks.

How to Build Your Retirement with a Pile of Wood - In the Outdoor Billboards Business Seattle WA

A wooden outdoor billboard sign can create up to a 100% return on investment annually. So how does it work? Please read on for the basic steps to building a wooden billboard in the following passage.

1031 Exchanges in a Foreclosure Situation Seattle WA

Some investors are faced with the prospect of a short sale, or a lender’s foreclosure. The investors in this situation have a multitude of concerns ranging from the loss of the equity invested in their property to a reduced credit rating. Unfortunately, there is often another consequence: the short sale or lender’s foreclosure can sometimes result in an income tax gain that must be recognized.

New Financial Instrument Could Make Oil Investing More Accessible Seattle WA

By establishing new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are open to all investors, trading in oil futures will become more stabilized and more closely tie oil's value to its status as both a commodity and an asset. Read on.

Taking the Reins of Investment Opportunities Seattle WA

A syndicate allows investors to own shares in a racehorse, splitting the costs of purchase, training and maintenance between several partners. This not only makes Thoroughbred ownership accessible to those who cannot afford a high-caliber horse alone, but offers an excellent opportunity for those who prefer to diversify their investments across multiple horses. Read and find out more.

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1031 Exchanges in a Foreclosure Situation Seattle WA

Some investors are faced with the prospect of a short sale, or a lender’s foreclosure. The investors in this situation have a multitude of concerns ranging from the loss of the equity invested in their property to a reduced credit rating. Unfortunately, there is often another consequence: the short sale or lender’s foreclosure can sometimes result in an income tax gain that must be recognized.

Alternative Investing and your Retirement Seattle WA

Without heading the warning and proceeding with a prohibited transaction can result in the loss of tax deferred status for your retirement account, forcing you to, depending on the size of your retirement account, pay up a heft amount in taxes.

Antiques as an Investment: In with the Old? Seattle WA

Antiques have investment potential for educated buyers, but the antiques market can be fickle, presenting sudden windfalls to some while dashing the hopes and bank accounts of others. Read on to know more about antiques as an investment.

Art Investments: The Portfolio on the Wall Seattle WA

Prefer Monet to Microsoft? Looking to diversify? Or maybe it's just time to liven up that empty space over the mantle. Fine art offers excellent diversification and adds a splash of color to an otherwise black-and-white portfolio.

Asset Location in an Investment Portfolio Seattle WA

For some investors, the question of asset location crops up each time they rebalance a portfolio or invest newly saved funds. Financial planners disagree about the importance of asset location and many investment advisers do not consider it at all. Here are some ideas to help you think about asset location for yourself.

Cemeteries: A Grave Business Seattle WA

Cemeteries are more complex than they may first appear. But creating a cemetery requires a lot of legal legwork and substantial funds, not to mention a commitment for the rest of eternity. Investors mulling over this possibility should consider all the details before deciding to make the death industry their life’s work.

Closed-End Funds as a Vehicle for Alternative Investments Seattle WA

As investors have sought to diversify their portfolios with alternative assets, some have turned to closed-end funds (CEFs) as a vehicle for these investments. As is true with most investment opportunities, these funds offer some advantages and pose some risks for individual investors. The following article provides info regarding how to take advantage of closed-end funds as a vehicle for alternative investment.

Deciding on Investments Seattle WA

Have you ever heard the phrase “it’s like comparing apples and oranges”? The general premise of this statement is that apples and oranges are so different that it’s not fair or easy to compare them. We encounter the same challenge with investments. It’s easy to decide between the stocks of companies in the same industry or between pieces of property in the same neighborhood.

Deferred Sales Trust Seattle WA

Deferred sales trusts can be used to defer capital gains taxes on some assets while still receiving payments, thus reaping the benefits of the sale.

Diversity and your IRA Seattle WA

Essentially there is no investment that consistently outperforms others and is less volatile. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, even alternative investments all contain a very different risk/reward scenario and potentially keeping a finger on the pulse of each one may be the key to realizing the biggest gains from your retirement dollars.

Evaluating Teak and Timber Investment Opportunities Seattle WA

Timber and teak in particular is one of the safest and highest yielding long term investments available and is particularly attractive in today’s uncertain times. Read on to know more about this.

Forex Investment Market Seattle WA

A lot of people are making good money on their equity positions here [in the U.S.]. But is that real money? Is that real value? If you take a look at what’s happening to the value of the U.S. dollar against some of the other major currencies...net overall you’re really not making that much. The foreign exchange market (also called forex or FX) is the largest asset class in the world, with a global trading volume of more than $2 trillion per day.

How to Avoid Capital Gains Taxes with a Deferred Sales Trust Seattle WA

The sale of a business, assets used in your business, investments or real estate triggers taxable income. Learn how to defer the payment of your capital gains taxes with a Deferred Sales Trust.

How to Build a Billboard the Correct Way Seattle WA

The first step in building a billboard is to gather information and decide the billboard placement. You need to know everything that will determine sign placement.

How to Build Your Retirement with a Pile of Wood - In the Outdoor Billboards Business Seattle WA

A wooden outdoor billboard sign can create up to a 100% return on investment annually. So how does it work? Please read on for the basic steps to building a wooden billboard in the following passage.

How to Buy a Self-Storage Facility Properly Seattle WA

Buying a self-storage facility is a lot harder than you think – particularly if you want to make money. There are some basic traits that separate winning facilities from losers, and that genetic code is hard to break.

How to Create a Diversified Gold Portfolio Seattle WA

Inflationists view gold as a hedge against currency devaluation; deflationists for the most part agree that gold is not as good as legal tender, though expect it to fall less than other assets, and thus still gain purchasing power.

How to Develop a Pooled Alternative Investment Strategy Seattle WA

Historically, investors were driven toward investments like bank CDs, mutual funds, bonds or stocks. But not only can individuals invest individually or pool investments with others, they can also select from a broader range of assets. These “alternative” investments include any asset not publicly traded on a listed exchange, such as private equities, limited partnerships (LPs), real estate, limited liability companies (LLCs), mortgages/deeds of trust, etc.

How to Find Your First Billboard Location in One Afternoon Seattle WA

Finding billboard locations can be time-consuming and intimidating, but there are ways of minimizing the time you spend looking while fining a location that will help you boost your confidence in the billboard business.

How to Get Started in the Billboard and Billboard Lease Business Seattle WA

Billboards, which are old, giant players in the advertising world, are suddenly becoming the darlings of media buyers the world over and creating some exciting opportunities for aggressive individuals who are willing to play. Read on to know more about advertising with billboards.

How to Identify the Right Advisor or Custodian for Your Self-Directed IRA Investments Seattle WA

Finding a qualified self directed IRA custodian or advisor can be daunting, but here are some ways to find the right one for your investment interests. Go on reading for details.

How to Invest in Tax Liens with Your IRA Seattle WA

A tax lien, or tax certificate, is a taxing unit sold by a governmental agency—usually a county—when a property owner is delinquent on property taxes. If the county needs money immediately to maintain its budget and avoid going through the foreclosure process, it can sell these notes to the public at auction.

How to Leverage Your Portfolio with 1031 Exchanges Seattle WA

This article discusses the benefits of 1031 exchanges and explains how they can be used to better leverage real estate in an investor's portfolio.

How to Maintain 100% Occupancy on Your Billboards Seattle WA

Do you want to have 100% occupancy on billboards? Read this article and you will find that 100% occupancy is a fully attainable goal and a minimum performance benchmark for the future.

How to Make a Fortune in Small Town Billboards Seattle WA

Many people think that only big cities can launch profitable billboard operations. And they are completely mistaken. Some of the finest, most profitable billboard plants in the U.S. are in small towns. Read the following article to get more information about how to make a fortune in small town billboards.

How to Make the Best of a Billboard with Poor Visibility Seattle WA

Virtually every billboard owner has one billboard face with poor visibility. Here are some ways that investors can improve a bad sign and maximize its profits.

How to Preserve Wealth By Investing in Colored Diamonds Seattle WA

Diamonds have an extremely high value in contrast with their diminutive size and weight. A two carat intense fancy yellow diamond is worth approximately $25K, and weighs less than 1/70 of an ounce. If the need ever arose, millions of dollars worth of diamonds could be concealed and transported on one's person.

How to Retire on a Hand Full of Billboards Seattle WA

Billboards can be a great retirement strategy, they are safe, and it actually works. Read on to know how to plan your retirement well.

How to Sell a Billboard Groundlease to a Competitor Seattle WA

There are few business plans as lucrative as obtaining and selling billboard groundleases and permits to competitors. The financial risk is nearly zero, and the profits can be in the five figures. The only reason that every man, woman and child in the U.S. is not doing this is because 1) they don’t know the opportunity exists or 2) they don’t know how to do it. While learning how to find billboard locations is fairly complicated and takes up about 100 pages of my book, let’s go over the right method to sell a billboard location, once you have obtained one.

Innovative Secured Investments through Property Tax Liens & Deeds Seattle WA

Earn attractive fixed returns and windfall profit sharing by investing in Property Tax Liens purchased by Commercial Equity Partners, Ltd. Your funds are invested through the purchase of Property Tax Liens throughout the United States.

Investing in Diamonds Seattle WA

Investing in diamonds requires a tremendous amount of capital and risk tolerance, but in light of recent trends suggesting a decline in the global supply, diamond investments are becoming an increasingly attractive asset for some investors.

Investing in Golf Courses Seattle WA

Owning a golf course may seem like a fun investment idea, but investors need to be prepared for the amount of work and money their course will require.

Investing in Structured Notes Seattle WA

Structured notes have emerged in recent years as a new, exciting investment opportunity quickly being absorbed into the mainstream financial services industry. Structured notes should not be confused with other investments that have been hit hard by the credit crunch and subprime mess, including collateralized debt obligations and structured investment vehicles. Structured notes are financial instruments that combine derivatives with equity or fixed income, resulting in customized risk and return profiles.

Investment Clubs Seattle WA

Finding the right alternative investments can be intimidating even for experienced investors. Some people have turned to investment clubs to help them sort through the options and select the right investments to diversify their portfolios. The following article provides information regarding how investment clubs can help you learn about alternative investments.

Investment Opportunities with Defaulted CFD Bonds Seattle WA

Defaulted Community Facilities District (CFD) Bonds represent an interesting new investment opportunity for investors. There are couple different strategies investors might consider for this opportunity, each with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. Community Facilities Districts ("CFDs") are often formed to finance the infrastructure for master planned communities.

Life Settlement Fractionals 101 - Why They Make Such Great Recession Proof Investments Seattle WA

A life settlement is the sale of an existing life insurance policy. The price of the policy is sold at a discount to face value wherein the purchaser collects the full amount paid out under the policy.

Long-Term Care Policies: An Investment, or Peace of Mind? Seattle WA

Buying long-term care insurance can be involved and emotionally taxing for some, and a snap-decision for others. In either case, it should be treated as an investment and approached in a businesslike manner with a ready knowledge of what you will need from the policy.

Mobile Home Lot Investment Seattle WA

In a downsized economy where only service industry jobs seem to be booming, the trend is away from upscale properties while demand is growing in the rental sector. Meanwhile, the window of opportunity is narrowing to take advantage of a market that has been both maligned and neglected – mobile home parks.

New Financial Instrument Could Make Oil Investing More Accessible Seattle WA

By establishing new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are open to all investors, trading in oil futures will become more stabilized and more closely tie oil's value to its status as both a commodity and an asset. Read on.

Oil and Gas Investments Seattle WA

Oil and gas investments, although risky, have the potential for big payoffs. Cash flow from a successful well can last more than a decade, and investors can write off nearly the entire investment. Lucrative returns and tax incentives have long attracted investors to oil and gas. Oil and gas investments are generally at the riskier end of the spectrum, but investors can limit the degree of risk by careful research into the geology, structure of the deal and the company involved.

Owning, Operating and Investing in Boutique Hotels Seattle WA

Boutique hotels, also known as lifestyle hotels, are becoming attractive investments as demand for them grows. In addition to providing a unique experience for guests, a boutique hotel can be profitable and enjoyable for the owner.

Protecting Assets Seattle WA

The economy has investors worried about their assets and on edge across the country. There are a few steps they can take to determine whether the assets they have in banks are safe. Read on to view the details.

Purchasing Structured Settlement Annuities Seattle WA

Whenever an individual annuitant, who is receiving periodic payments under a Structured Settlement, desires to sell some or all of their future payments for a lump sum of money, the cash flows are sold at a discount in exchange for the lump sum payment. These structured settlements normally earn more than two times the yearly rates of Municipal or Corporate Bonds, Bank Issued Certificates of Deposit (CD’s), or Government Issued Treasury Securities. Read more.

Risk and Return: Considerations for Investing in Managed Futures Seattle WA

One investment that might provide a vehicle for diversification and enhanced returns is managed futures funds. Some of these funds offer lower minimums for retirement accounts and are available through self-directed individual retirement accounts (IRAs).

Seven Investment Strategies for Women as They Age Seattle WA

Though men and women have a lot of the same priorities, especially when it comes to investing, women must extra diligent when it comes to their financial situations as they age. This is because they outlive their male counterparts by an average of 5.2 years, the divorce rate is approaching 50 percent and approximately 10 million women are single mothers in America. If the current downturn has taught us anything it’s that we can’t put all our eggs in one basket.

Stock Loans Seattle WA

Stock loans are non-recourse loans, so the only collateral is the stock itself; the borrower’s credit and possessions are not at stake. The loan works as a built in hedge for the borrower’s stock; if the stock drops, the borrower can simply walk away. Borrowers can use the loans to diversify into other types of investments while maintaining many of the benefits of holding the stock.

Taking the Reins of Investment Opportunities Seattle WA

A syndicate allows investors to own shares in a racehorse, splitting the costs of purchase, training and maintenance between several partners. This not only makes Thoroughbred ownership accessible to those who cannot afford a high-caliber horse alone, but offers an excellent opportunity for those who prefer to diversify their investments across multiple horses. Read and find out more.

Top 10 Baby Boomer Investments Seattle WA

As they approach retirement, baby boomers will be looking for creative ways to reduce their overhead and get maximum value out of their savings; they should also be thinking about end-of-life financial issues.

Top 5 Investment Considerations for Baby Boomers Seattle WA

The thought of retirement is scary for some, and thus the mantra for many baby boomers is, “I’m never going to retire anyway, so why all the fuss?” But even those who don’t look forward to weeks or months of unstructured time will make some changes as they age, and those changes will likely affect their cash flow. Here are some considerations to make as you plan for your retirement.

Top 5 Recession Investments Seattle WA

With the U.S. market teetering on the edge of recession, investors may want to re-evaluate their investment strategies to cover themselves in case the potential recession becomes reality. Accounting for recession in one's financial plans can require some readjustment in one's mindset as well. NuWire has compiled a list of the top five recession investments.

What Poker can Teach Investors Seattle WA

Five poker tips to help your investing game: Know your odds, weigh risk vs. reward, diversify, be selective and know when to fold. In investing, a focus on the numbers and information gathering is equally important. In both poker and investing, the goal is to identify opportunities with attractive chances of success, and then take as much advantage of them as possible.