September 14, 2018

LINK's Darren Whissen was recently featured in an article in Real Assets Adviser Magazine. The topic was "Moving Beyond the 60/40 Portfolio". You can read the article by clicking on the following link:


September 11, 2018

LINK's Darren Whissen was recently interviewed by Real Assets Adviser magazine's Mike Consul on the topic of RIAs and alternative investing. You can listen to the 20 minute podcast by clicking on the link below:

June 22, 2018

In early June, Darren Whissen was invited to speak at the Elite RIA Conference in Mexico City. His topic was on alternative investment compliance issues.

May 8, 2018

Link's Darren Whissen was recently featured in a Real Asset Adviser Magazine article titled "Alternatives in bloom: The menu of offerings expands as investor demand grows". You can read the article by clicking on the link below.

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May 1, 2018

Changes to Charitable Donation Tax Deductions, Exemptions, and Exclusions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 retained seven tax brackets, but reduced tax rates per bracket, including a top marginal rate of 37%, down from 39.6%. Going forward, individual income tax brackets will be indexed for inflation, so brackets are expected to rise slightly less quickly...

January 1, 2018

Real Assets Adviser magazine asked more than a dozen financial and investment experts to share their insights and predictions for 2018. LINK Portfolio Alternatives' very own Darren Whissen was asked to participate. You can read the entire article, including Darren's premonitions, by clicking on the following link:

August 7, 2017

What are alternative asset classes?

Beyond the three primary asset classes--stocks, bonds, and cash-- many other types of investments can be used to diversify investment portfolios. The term "alternative assets" is highly flexible. It may include specific physical assets, such as natural resources or real estate, or methods of investing, such as hedge fund...

July 24, 2017

Results from a Gallup poll conducted in early April 2017 confirm that most Americans prefer real estate for long-term investing.

Approximately one-third of Americans say real estate is the best long-term investment. Comparatively, only 19% of Americans felt real estate was the best long-term investment back in 2011. 

Stocks rank second, with 26% of America...

July 13, 2017

  • Share prices continued their skyward arc in tandem with warnings of frothy valuations and reckonings to come.

  • The Federal Reserve Bank raised its estimate for 1Q growth to a respectable clip, though other institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and Bank of America, revised their forecasts downward for annualized growth, citing gridl...

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