In my previous article on Alternative Investing I provided an explanation about hedge fund investing and mentioned one hedge fund I am invested in. As a reminder, hedge funds are for accredited investors only. For everyday investors there are Liquid Alternative funds . I happen to be invested in several and I will highlight them and provide […]Read More Alternatives, Part II
I’ve written about trading options HERE Today I want to illustrate a Total Return play I just executed a few moments ago. Amtrust Financial is an insurance company scheduled to be acquired in the second quarter of 2018 for $13.50 per share. The stock ($AFSI) is currently trading ex-dividend today (.17 dividend, record date is Monday 4/2) at […]Read More Arbitrage/Total Return Play ($AFSI)
In a previous article on asset allocations I listed Hedge Funds and Alternative Mutual Funds as part of my asset allocation. These encompass a significant portion of my personal assets and I feel it’s important to discuss these further and explain the why behind these choices I’ve made. “Alternative Investing” is a fairly new, in-vogue term for investing outside of traditional asset classes, […]Read More Alternatives as an Asset Class, part I
It’s been one heck of a year so far in the global stock (and bond!) markets. The market peaked at the end of January and it’s been in a downtrend with tremendous daily volatility. Is it time to be worried? If one is heavily allocated to equities and losing sleep, then maybe. Here’s last week”s […]Read More Markets….time for me to BUY!
I’ve named this financial blog “FIRE Checklist” for a reason. There’s a copious amount of early retirement blogs that all provide similar content. My goal has been to provide content that is original and quite different from information provided on those aforementioned blogs. For those like me, who are preparing for an early retirement this […]Read More How much do you need to save before retiring?