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Hedge Funds for Individual Investors

Hedge Funds for Individual Investors

Hedge Funds have been getting a lot of press lately. The mutual fund scandals have forced the SEC to come up with new ways to oversee this growing industry. Regardless of whether tighter supervision is good or bad, in most cases, hedge funds are still reserved for the ultra wealthy. What many people do not realize is that many public mutual funds follow hedge fund like strategies, meaning even someone with $2,000 can get in the act. This article will discuss some of the strategies available...more

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

Hedge funds are going mainstream. If you've heard the term 'hedge fund' but never wondered aloud, lest your ignorance show, here's the update on what's new in that secretive world. Billed as the Billionaire's Secret to Investing, participating in hedge funds (HFs) is the new average guy's avenue to bragging rights. Used to be that the HF world belonged to those who demonstrated some level of investment competency, measured by your net worth and income levels. Those folks were referred to in...more

Hedge Funds:

Hedge Funds: "Heads they win, Tails you lose?"

"I'll tell you what I think of hedge funds. Hedge funds are a huge fad. You can pick any ten hedge funds and I'll bet that on average they will under perform the S&P over the next ten years. You can't create more money out of American business than the business itself creates; so most of these hedge funds will not be able to justify their outlandish fees over the long-term and they will disappear. On Wall Street, there are innovators, imitators, and total incompetents. I'm...more

New Changes to FHA Reverse Mortgage Rules

New Changes to FHA Reverse Mortgage Rules

By Justin Stoltzfus January 13, 2014 Regulators are putting new restrictions in place for reverse mortgages to make sure homeowners who want to cash out equity in a property can still pay the basic escrow costs of ownership: insurance and property taxes. Breaking news from venues like SFGate shows how the Federal Housing Administration is changing the rules for FHA reverse mortgages, meaning fewer homeowners will qualify. In the past, reverse mortgages were largely untethered from credit...more

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