CALGARY, AB, July 07, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- "Canadian investors have been saturated with information and opinion pertaining to public stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. This has created a bias towards publicly traded securities, and that bias can severely hamper an individual investor's success", says Wiitala. "Investing Beyond.com was created to help individual retail investors eliminate product bias, be it stocks vs bonds vs ETFs, public vs private, etc. All investments and investment categories should be simply viewed as tools to do a job. Only then does an individual investor stand a real chance of success over the long run."
Due to the structure of the financial industry, most individual investors are focused exclusively on publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. This bias results in investment portfolios which take on too much risk, experience less stability, suffer from low income yields, and offer little if any inflation protection.
Many of the world's most successful "smart money" managers, of pension plans and endowments, are familiar with private assets. By complementing public stocks and bonds with private holdings such as farmland, timberlands, real estate, energy assets, and private equity, a portfolio can realize these benefits:
1. Lower risk and higher returns
2. Greater stability
3. Less stock market volatility
4. Protection from possible inflation
Individual investors, with similar goals, can also realize these benefits by adding a diversified mix of high quality private investments to their public securities.
InvestingBeyond.com will feature a weekly blog article written by David Wiitala, a financial professional with over 20 years' combined experience in the brokerage, mutual funds, insurance, and exempt market industries.
Investing Beyond is a company dedicated to educating consumers about realities associated with investing, primarily through the website investingbeyond.com. David Wiitala, founder of Investing Beyond, has 20+ years in the financial industry, in numerous capacities.
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