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Diversification

IPOs in Recessions

IPOs in Recessions

2021 was a record year for initial public offerings (IPOs), with going public through traditional IPOs, direct listings, and completed SPAC mergers[1]. 2022 has seen a completely different story, with only companies going public so far this year[2]. In August, … Continue reading

The Scarcity Principle

The Scarcity Principle

In an ideal economic world, supply and demand are balanced. Low demand and high supply cause prices to decrease to reach market equilibrium, where supply is equal to demand. This means all the products and services are distributed to consumers … Continue reading

Equity Crowdfunding Myths Debunked

Equity Crowdfunding Myths Debunked

Equity crowdfunding, also known as regulation crowdfunding, helped pave the way for private companies to raise capital from their “crowd”, or the community around them. While many private market investments have limits on who can invest, typically limited to wealthy … Continue reading

Alternative investments are those that fall outside of the traditional ideas of investing and include private equity, venture capital, commodities, real estate, and more. Many investments fall on a spectrum that refers to the investments’ liquidity, or how quickly the … Continue reading

Intro to Fund Investing

Intro to Fund Investing

Investment funds operate on a “one-to-many” strategy, where a single investment is distributed across multiple companies, industries, or growth stages. This strategy can help provide a level of diversification for investors as the investment is not made in one company, … Continue reading

Commodities Explained

Commodities Explained

Exposure to commodities is a portfolio diversification strategy that investors may explore, particularly during inflationary periods. Encompassing raw resources such as metals, oil and gas, agricultural products, and livestock, commodities investing has historically been viewed as a hedge against inflationary … Continue reading

Preferred stock is a financial instrument used to help raise funds in the private market. Typically, preferred stockholders receive a priority claim over dividends and distribution of company assets in the event of liquidation. Some investors may favor the priority … Continue reading

Avoiding the FOMO Effect

Avoiding the FOMO Effect

When choosing to make investments, it can be easy to follow the crowd and make investments based off what other investors are doing. If others are investing in this company, it has to be a good investment? However; not everyone’s … Continue reading

Convertible notes are financial instruments used to raise funds in the private market and have some overlap with properties of equity and debt. In this blog, we will introduce them and cover specific considerations investors should be aware of. Convertible … Continue reading