Categorization Confusion—The ‘Alternatives’ Problem
How do you explain “alternative investments” to the typical investor who doesn’t live and breathe the markets?
Dirty Drugs: The Next Frontier in Health Care
Scientists are looking for new and better antibiotics from bacteria found in dirt.
3 Tips for Using Leveraged ETFs
Before jumping in, advisors and clients should do some homework on these tricky investments.
Activist Hedge Funds on a Roll, Returning 50% in 2012–'14
U.S. hedge fund managers such as Daniel Loeb, Barry Rosenstein and William Ackman have become boldface names in the hedge fund sector in recent years.
The Real Reason Pensions Rely on Consultants and Past Performance
Neither picking fund managers with good track records nor taking the advice of investment consultants leads to better performance. So why do pensions do it?
Alternative ETFs: Always Know What You’re Buying
Another tip for alt ETF investors from a recent Schwab call: always ask, “Can I store that commodity in my basement?”
2 ETFs That Invest in Liquid Alts
One fund dominates the liquid alternative ETFs category, but the investment options are expanding.
Former American Realty Executive Drops Whistleblower Lawsuit
Lisa McAlister had accused Nicholas Schorsch and others of firing her from the real-estate entity when accounting errors were revealed.
CTAs Star in Bleak January for Hedge Fund Performance
Hedge funds eked out a positive return in January, with CTAs on top, according to alternatives data provider Preqin.
Is Investing in Movies a Good Investment Strategy?
Wade Bradley claims his Media Society has cracked the code of money-making in the risky world of film investing.