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Working With A Private Money Lending Company

Consumers are having a very hard time getting the funding that they need from conventional lenders. As a result, they are being to look to private money lending companies for alternative solutions. This is often a great way to get rapid approvals when wanting to submit an offer on a property that has been generating a high level of demand. The companies that offer these loans do not have a lot of strict requirements that borrowers have to meet. Although they might perform credit checks, their method of reviewing the related information is far less stringent. They are more interested in how … [Read more...]

Tips On Oil And Gass Investment Opportunities Texas

There are many ways in which people benefit from investing in the state of Texas. This part of the United States has become famous for oil and is also known for the generation of wealth for people who work in the Internet industry. Once it was only oil that could make money for people in this region who were not involved in cattle rearing. However through new oil and gass investment opportunities Texas residents have the chance to make lots of money. It is vital that you carefully evaluate any plan that is presented to you before you make a step to put your cash into it. Lots of profit is … [Read more...]

Don’t be afraid of the robo-adviser andndash; it might actually help you grow

It seems as though people have always been fearful of technology. In the 1980s, an Austrian bodybuilder with debatable acting skills became entrenched as an international icon portraying the end result of human engineering gone wrong. This genre-defining idea of sentient computers rising against their makers gave us a vision of a future where robots not only replaced, but also completely ruled over humanity. Pop culture has long been obsessed with the idea of technology replacing its creators. In the investment world, a similar terror has gripped many registered investment advisers as the … [Read more...]

Bill Gross bulls butt heads with bears in great bond debate

The gulf between bulls and bears has never widened so quickly in the $12 trillion market for U.S. government bonds. The proportion of investors betting on gains or losses in Treasuries, rather than holding a neutral view, almost doubled this year to 51%, a client survey by JPMorgan Chase & Co. showed. The 23 percentage-point jump is the most for the period since the top-ranked firm for U.S. fixed-income research by Institutional Investor magazine began its weekly survey in 2003. With Treasury yields at historically low levels, the stakes are rising as the Federal Reserve cuts back the bond … [Read more...]

A milestone day

Investment Insights: The Blogblog Jeff Benjamin breaks down the game for advisers and clients. Archives » Contact » RSS Feed » Jeff Benjamin covers investment strategies in his award-winning column, Investment Insights, and he isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get under the hood of any form of investment product aimed at financial advisers. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. … [Read more...]

Outlook for life insurance positive, depending on rates

The longer-term outlook for life insurance companies is a positive one — provided the companies can navigate low interest rates successfully. A poll of attendees at the Standard and Poor’s annual insurance conference in New York on Thursday revealed that 54% of the participants believed that low interest rates are the greatest risk facing life insurance companies. Policyholder options and guarantees came in second, with 21% of the vote. Even though interest rates have been low for years now, they remain a primary concern among investors who are interested in life insurers. Low interest … [Read more...]

LPL promotes two executives, does away with ‘marketing’

LPL Financial continues to shake up its management two months after Derek Bruton, its popular managing director for independent adviser services, resigned suddenly. The company Thursday afternoon announced the promotion of two executives, Mimi Bock and Ryan Parker, to managing directors. It's the first step in LPL's effort to reaffirm that the company is fully committed to its 13,600 affiliated registered reps and financial advisers, said Robert Moore, president of LPL Financial. “The power of affiliation” is the renewed focus, Mr. Moore said. “We want to declare that and be very … [Read more...]

RCS Capital’s stock: How low can it go?

Shares of RCS Capital Corp. were down again in trading Thursday after the wholesale and retail broker-dealer priced its secondary stock offering at $20.25 per share, well below its hoped-for price. At 1 p.m. New York time, shares of the company were at $20.25, down 10.4%, or $2.36 from Wednesday's close. Over the past month, the company's share price has taken a beating, dropping 37% from $35.87 on May 5. Investors, however, could ultimately benefit from the sharp increase in shares on the market and liquidity in the stock, which are necessary to attract institutional investors like mutual … [Read more...]

Learn About Investing With These Simple To Follow Tips

If you like the idea of investing money, real estate may be for you. When you realize that location is essential when choosing properties, you can find ones that are profitable undertakings. Continue reading if you would like to know more. Before you begin investing, take stock of the market and do your research on properties. Review 50 - 100 properties in a given area, and use a spreadsheet to document the info. On the spreadsheet list the price, necessary repairs and expected rental income. This can help you sort the good deals from the bad ones. Never invest in a piece of real estate … [Read more...]

ETF Stats for May 2014 – Trading Activity Plunges

June 4, 2014 by Ron Rowland  Filed under Commentary, ETF Statistics The ETF listing count continues to creep toward 1,600 as assets swell to more than $1.8 trillion.  Trading activity mysteriously plunged 21% in May, long before the summer slowdown typically begins. Fifteen new ETFs rolled out in May, and two ETNs closed and liquidated.  The net increase of thirteen for the month puts the count at 1,591 exchange traded products (“ETPs”), consisting of 1,390 ETFs and 201 ETNs.  Based on recent launch activity, the ETP count could reach the 1,600 level before the end of June.  All … [Read more...]