Sharestates Year In Review
There is no doubt that 2016 was an amazing year for Sharestates; with company growth from 3 to 40 team members, and booming business it's been a year to remember.
Diversifying your investment portfolio with Real Estate
Talk to any CPA, Investment specialist, or estate/tax planning attorney and the one piece of advice they'll all have in common is diversify, diversify, diversify. If you've been investing for a while, you've probably heard it at least a dozen or more times in the last couple of years. Diversification spreads out the risk, so if some of your stocks, dividends, funds, or otherwise are down, then you should still see growth in others.
Watch: Allen Shayanfker Discussing Sharestates and Startup Life
"The risk associated to one single deal is not worth the potential downfall of your company, don't straddle the gray line make sure you are doing things the right way." Often times, entrepreneurs focus on the exposure and development of their business with less regard for industry rules and regulations. In order to successfully scale a business, entrepreneurs should not only pay attention to development and growth, but regulatory requirements as well.
Four Real Estate Investments to Consider for 2017
When stocks and traditional investments are volatile, when investors don't know from day to day how the markets will move, real estate is a good bet. That doesn't mean you should move all of your money into real estate. Rather, you should diversify your portfolio to include real estate, which tends to be a good hedge against inflation and volatility. Below are four types of real estate investments that are hot right now and ripe for consideration by the investor ready to diversify his or her portfolio.
2017 Top 7 real estate investments
Like everything else, real estate investing is an ever- changing tide Looking forward into next year, we can predict certain trends to continue, and maybe even pick up speed. My prediction for the best real estate investing trends to follow for the next year include:
Real Estate asset Allocation: How much is enough?
Modern Portfolio Theory provides the best assessment for how to allocate one's investment assets. In short, the theory says that as risk on an investment increases the higher return an investor can expect to receive on that investment. Conversely, lower risk leads to lower returns. Therefore, to protect the investor from great losses, it is wise to spread one's investments around to include some less risky assets as well as a few riskier ones.
Do You Still Need A Financial Adviser?
With new technologies come new challenges. In the financial realm, one of those challenges— for investors, at least— is whether or not to consult a financial adviser when there are so many do-it-yourself tools available. Robo-advisers allow investors to monitor their own investments through algorithmic planners based on pre-selected criteria. If an investor can tell the robot to adjust his portfolio based on certain conditions, then why have a human adviser at all?
The Riskiest Alternative Investments Today
Since the downturn of the stock market, many investors have begun exploring alternative investments. Who can blame them? Alternatives offer better returns in shorter periods of time. However, those benefits come at a price. If you're going to consider alternative investments, it's best to consider them as a means of diversifying your portfolio. In other words, you don't want to replace your safest investments with risky investments entirely, but if you're looking for greater gains on the short term in order to maximize your long-term gains, then some alternative investments can help you allocate your assets more effectively.
3 FinTech Niches Worth Investing In
There's a reason FinTech has caught the eye of investors. There are billions of dollars pouring into this sector, and the future is looking brighter. Of the 27 FinTech unicorns, they predominantly hail from two countries — the U.S. and China. Half of them are in the US., but China has the four largest.
Real Estate Crowdfunding: The Alternative Investment Option
So many factors have been driving the evolution of the world’s financial infrastructure since the economic debacle of 2007-2009. Traditional investment vehicles have been demonstrably unstable. Some of the financial giants that managed (and mismanaged) billions of dollars of investments were deemed “too big to fail”; they required US federal government bailout money to maintain their businesses.