Outsmarting Yourself—The Trend Chasers

I wanted to write a few posts about some of the common biases or psychological tendencies that affect investors. As we continue to experience a strong bull market, and continue to see equity valuations rise, Continue reading “Outsmarting Yourself—The Trend Chasers”

My Fundrise Experiment

If you’re wondering what Fundrise is, check out my in-depth review here. If you just want the short answer, it’s an online platform which allows you to invest in large commercial real estate properties. The minimum investment is only $1,000, so I decided to invest $1,000 in two of the three available offerings: the “West Coast” eREIT, and the “East Coast” eREIT. Together, these investments give me exposure to major markets on both coasts, and allow me to diversify my investment across several large debt and equity deals. Continue reading “My Fundrise Experiment”

Fundrise Review—Dabble in Commercial Real Estate

I recently started investing in commercial real estate through Fundrise and wanted to write a review of the platform. Diversifying investments
across domestic stocks, international stocks, and bonds helps ensure strong gains, and minimizes the effects of market volatility. But besides these “traditional” types of investments, real estate and other “alternative” investments provide additional diversification value and large potential returns. Continue reading “Fundrise Review—Dabble in Commercial Real Estate”

Run Away From the Robo-Investors! (Maybe)

We’ve seen a plethora of “robo-investment” services crop up in the last few years. Betterment, Wealthfront, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, and others all provide portfolio management services for relatively low cost. Continue reading “Run Away From the Robo-Investors! (Maybe)”