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Futures Trading

Diversifying Your Retirement Portfolio: What Investors Need to Know About Futures Trading

Futures trading got some mainstream attention with the success of the 1983 big-screen comedy “Trading Places,” with co-stars Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy trading on frozen orange juice futures. The...

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STRATA’s Patrick Hagen Featured: “Bringing Alternative Assets Into 401(k) Plans”

Article originally published in PlanAdviser by Lee Barney –  While the stock market has recovered since its sharp 30% downturn in March at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., plan...

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What investors need to know about crowdfunding

Diversifying Your Retirement Portfolio: What Investors Need to Know About Investing in Crowdfunding

The current environment has highlighted the importance of having a portfolio that is diversified enough to withstand market turbulence. As investors seek shelter from the storm that COVID-19 has brewed...

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Private Debt

Diversifying Your Retirement Portfolio: Everything Investors Need to Know About Investing in Private Debt

As investors navigate an already choppy economy, recent spikes in coronavirus cases and heightened political tensions across the U.S. have some investors’ nerves rattled. Some may be seeking to diversify...

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The benefits of alternative investments

Gaining the Competitive Edge: The Benefits of Alternative Investments

The beginning of 2020 has been marked with extreme market volatility and mounting investor concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic slowdown. Investors are more tuned in than ever...

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Putting Retirement Savings to Work

Putting Your Retirement Savings to Work in a Self-Directed IRA

Saving for retirement is a top financial planning goal for most Americans, and savings habits support this sentiment. In fact, the 2020 Retirement Confidence Survey from The Employee Benefit Research...

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