How to Invest During a COVID Recovery

What will the post-COVID economic scene look like? What will be the best way to invest money when the economy starts to recover and where to invest money to get good returns? With America’s economic future subject to so many variables, investors must consider all likely scenarios when planning potential investment strategies.

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Private Credit Has Potential to Be Driver in Economic Recovery

The private credit market has been a key part of the debt market for decades now, and has grown exponentially since 2008, usefully filling a funding gap for many businesses[1]. In the period from 2000 till June 2019, the private credit sector has grown from $42.2 billion to $795.3 billion [2].

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An SEP IRA Investment Options May Offer the Perfect Retirement Planning Solution for Many Small-Business Owners

What is an SEP IRA?

The SEP part stands for Simplified Employee Pension (IRA, of course, is Individual Retirement Account.) Simplified is always good, right? Well, it is fairly simplified, anyway; there are a few limits and restrictions to be aware of but generally it’s a straightforward idea. A simplified employee pension (SEP) IRA is a retirement savings plan established by employers, including self-employed people and sole proprietors, for the benefit of themselves and any eligible employees. [1] In fact, an SEP IRA may be particularly applicable for small-business owners and other self-employed individuals.

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Alternative Investments are Becoming Mainstream

What are alternative investments?

Alternative investments are non-traditional investments – that includes anything that is not stocks, bonds, or cash – or even the use of non-traditional investment strategies. They include such investment vehicles as: precious metals, collectibles, hedge funds, natural resources, private debt (including mortgages), private equity, real estate, and infrastructure.

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What is Needed for US Companies to Safely Re-Open Offices?

As businesses across the country, start to re-open their office space, business owners are working overtime to see what precautions they need to put in place to ensure that employees and visitors are as safe as possible. The first point of reference for health and safety protocols will likely be the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC’s guide is lengthy and detailed; it contains guidelines and recommendations only, but it is hoped that employers will be sufficiently concerned for the welfare of their staff to incorporate these protocols to the best of their ability.

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COVID-19 Proves the Tipping Point for Many Residents to Abandon Densely Populated Cities

Will This Trend Continue and How Will Cities Adapt and Regenerate in the Aftermath?

Many of the world’s largest cities suffer from the same complaint — their housing market is out of reach for most of their residents. While Hong Kong vies for the honor of the world’s most expensive city, many cities in North America have similar issues with a lack of affordable housing. San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, plus Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, all have hyper-inflated house prices, and rents that leave residents that either choose or need to live there, often spending more than half of their income on housing while many low- to middle-income families have about as much chance of flying to the moon as they have of ever getting a foot on the housing ladder.

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