In a recent article in Bloomberg, Simone Foxman discusses the rising trend among the centimillionaires investing directly in private enterprises and away from managed products. While I agree with the author, let me expand on a few points. You Don’t Have to be a Centimillionaire to Play in This Market First of all, it’s not just the centimillionaires who More >
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If you’re thinking of Willie Nelson crooning “Blue Skies,” you’d be in the right state of mind. That’s because each state has its own state Securities laws, or “Blue Sky” laws, that further protect Investors from Securities fraud. Here’s a brief overview of what those laws do for you. More >
Just as numerous industries suffered in the great recession, so did surface and underground mining, and, consequently, mining equipment. But that was then, and this is now. The industry has reclaimed territory, and investors are taking notice. More >
Recent solar industry headlines (see the latest from Forbes) would suggest that international trade negotiations (or perhaps more precisely, disputes or wars) are among the most important things to know about solar. Opinions vary on the efficacy of such international policy, but suffice it to say that this escalating trade kerfuffle is masking the growing strength of the More >
In this article we ask and answer: “Should a private investor look closely at oil and gas exploration and development opportunities now? What do the pundits think?” More >
No, we’re not talking about developing drugs for orphans. But for 25 million Americans, according to the NIH, an “Orphan Drug” (one that serves fewer than 200k users and includes diseases such as cystic fibrosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome, among others) can spell the difference between misery (or worse) and getting through the More >
Okay, I know. Most people think of “dirty” coal or the Coal Miner’s Daughter. Understandably so, if those types of coal constitute greater than 95% of all the world’s known coal reserves. Did you know that Blue Gem Coal (and some valuable minerals derived from it) is used to make clean solar panels, cell phones, More >
It might be surprising to many investors to learn how large and how quickly the solar power market is growing. In 2017, 30% of all new U.S. electric generating capacity came from solar, ranking 2nd only to natural gas.SEIA-GTM (2018). U.S. Solar Market Insight In 2010, only 4% came from solar. And what may be even more surprising is that More >
You’re considering an equity investment in a private company with exciting prospects… Great, but do you really know what your “equity” investment in the company will get you? Investment characteristics of one type of private equity investment can be very, very different from another. This guide can help you understand better what’s being offered to you. There More >
By: Chris Clement, PhD A previous version of this article was published in the November 2017 issue of Real Assets Adviser. More >
What should you look for when making a private loan to a business? It’s very important that you understand the standard commitments a business Borrower should be making to you… and that they are part of your loan documentation! More >
Accounting 101 – Not your best subject. But, if you intend to invest in a private company, spend a few minutes on these crib notes. They may save you a bundle down the road. More >
You’ve decided to invest in a short-term private debt Security. Or, perhaps, a private equity investment. Great! Now what? Let’s review what you can expect in the way of Closing Documents, such as the Private Placement Memorandum. Closing Documents include agreements between the Issuer and the Investor in which the parties commit to participate in the offering and state the specific terms of the investment relationship. The More >